How to Request an Experience in Handshake

Request an Experience in Handshake

  1. Log into Handshake with your OSU credentials
  2. Under Career Services, go to Experiences and Request an Experience

For this request, you will need the following information:

  • Contact information for:
    • Internship Site Supervisor (your direct supervisor at your internship site)
    • The Faculty Internship Supervisor (the faculty member who will be supervising your internship experience)
    • Your Academic Advisor
  • Number of credits and correlating hours for your academic internship. Final credits are determined between you and your Faculty Internship Supervisor. 

Watch this video that walks you through the Experience Request form.

The Career Development Center will verify the details provided and begin the approval process in Handshake, requiring the Internship Site Supervisor, Faculty Internship Supervisor, and Academic Advisor to all approve the Experience. Once all approvals are received, the Academic Advisor will remove the registration hold and you can register for the course. 

Please inform your Internship Site Supervisor know to approve the request within 5 business days and to check junk/spam inboxes as sometimes Handshake emails can be filtered out.

Feel free to contact if you have any questions throughout this process!