Join Handshake!

What is Handshake?

Handshake is the one-stop online career management system for students of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.

In addition to being the place where you can search and apply for internships, part-time, and full-time jobs, you can also use Handshake to:

  • Upload a resume and complete your online career profile
  • Allow your online career profile and resume to be viewable by employers
  • Schedule and keep track of your appointments with Career Services in one location
  • View and sign-up for local and on-campus career events
  • Research contact information for local and national employers
  • Search for and apply to open positions

Who is eligible to use Handshake?

  • Only current USF Sarasota-Manatee students and alumni can access Handshake
  • USF students from the St. Petersburg and Tampa campuses must gain access to Handshake via their home campus.

USF Sarasota-Manatee Students

USF St. Petersburg and USF Tampa Students

  • Because all USF campuses are using Handshake, students can only access their home campus’ system. Please contact your respective Career Services office to gain access.

USF St. Petersburg:
Call: (727) 873-4129
Email: careercenter@usfsp.edu
Visit: SLC 2300

USF Tampa:
Call: (813) 974-2171
Email: CareerServices@usf.edu
Visit: SVC 2088

FOR USF Sarasota-Manatee Alumni

  • All USF Sarasota-Manatee graduates have free, lifetime access to Handshake. Additional services are available to alumni and some may have a nominal fee associated with them. Please visit the Alumni section of our website for more details.
  • If you do not already have a Handshake account, please DO NOT create one. You will not be synced to USF and will be unable to see and apply for jobs. Instead, please email CareerServices@usf.edu with the following information:
    • Your First and Last Name
    • Your USF Email Address
    • Your U#
    • The semester and year in which you graduated