Handshake is your one-stop shop & world-class career development platform.
Before you move on, check out this video.
Not sure where to start, or know exactly what you need? Use your Handshake account to:
Opt into career clusters
The CCD uses career clusters to facilitate broad exploration within an industry. By selecting one or more of your interests, you'll receive information throughout the year specific to your career cluster(s). To opt in, go to Handshake and click your name in the upper righthand corner and scroll down to "Career Interests". Once you select the career cluster(s) you are interested in, Handshake will prioritize job and internship postings in these clusters for your profile. Remember, you can always go back in later and change which career clusters you would like to pursue.
CCD career counselors can help with major and grad school exploration, career assessments, resume reviews, mock interviews, and more!
Employers want to hire Rice talent. Handshake is the CCD’s job and internship database. Unlike other job search websites, employers who post in Handshake are specifically looking for Rice students and alumni. Use Handshake to apply for externships, internships, jobs, on-campus interviews, and to RSVP to events. You can also opt-in to making your profile searchable by employers.
The CCD can help you connect with employers in every career cluster, whether you want to explore job fields or network with people in your industry – on campus or beyond the hedges. You can also explore careers through job shadowing (externships).
You can also sort by career cluster by clicking the job search function, go to advanced options, then click labels to choose the cluster(s) of your choice.
RSVP for workshops and employer events including information sessions, on-campus interviews, and career fairs.
Access great resources including FOCUS II, Optimal Resume. What Can I Do With This Major, Vault, and more!
Resources are available 24/7 on Handshake for exploring career paths, compiling your resume, CV, and cover letters, interviewing, international student information, professional attire, and more.
Rice University and the Center for Career Development (CCD) makes no representations or guarantees about positions posted by employers through this office. The CCD is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions or other aspects of off-campus employment. Due to the volume of jobs received by this office, we are unable to research the integrity of each organization or person that lists a job with us. Therefore, you are urged to undertake this responsibility yourself. If you are suspicious about a job listed in Handshake, please email us.
Click the photo below to login with your Net ID and Password.
Check out this video to learn how to complete your Handshake profile:
How do I make an appointment with a career counselor?
Login to Handshake from the button on your left to make an appointment with a career counselor.
Click on “Request Appointment.”
Select your category and appointment type.
Click on the calendar and choose a date to check for availability.
How do I cancel a career counseling appointment?
Log in to Handshake from the button on your left.
Click on Your Upcoming Appointments.
Click on the blue text that lists the name of the Career Counselor with whom you’ll be meeting" under the "How do I cancel a career counseling appointment?"
Click on the red "Cancel Appointment"button.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment time.
How do I RSVP for events?
To register, log in to Handshake and select your event from the list of upcoming programs. You can also view all upcoming events on our calendar, which is embedded in the homepage of our website.
How do I interview on campus?
How do I check my application status for on-campus interviewing positions?
Still, have questions? Visit the Handshake Support website here.
For help in your career exploration and career development, schedule an appointment (link to career counseling) with one of our career counselors (link to about us).
Schedule an appointment (hyperlink to Handshake)
Take advantage of our ‘no appointment needed’ policy with our same day Drop-In service (link to career counseling page). Our career counselors can help answer your questions with 10-15 minute long appointments from 12-1pm M-F while classes are in session, on a first come, first served basis.
Find the CCD (hyperlink to “Connect with us”)