College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Students

The Office of Professional Development provides professional coaching, graduate school advising and instructional programs designed to help CAS students plan and prepare for the future. Topics include but are not limited to professional assessments, networking, internship and employment strategies, resumes and cover letters, interviewing, graduate school planning and personal statements.

Welcome to Handshake!

We are pleased to announce the launch of Handshake, an interactive platform which allows you to access the Office of Professional Development, join events, and book appointments. Handshake also connects college students with internship and job opportunities.

Handshake has relationships with over 200,000 employers from Fortune 500 companies to local businesses, schools, and non-profits in every state. Handshake’s philosophy is founded on the idea of democratizing the job search by matching talent with opportunity across diverse industries.

Accessing Handshake

Navigate to the Handshake window to the right and click “Explore Now” to access your account, develop your profile, and start finding opportunities! If you are a new student at the University, you can learn how to create an account here, setup log-in credentials here, and get started with your account here.

Booking Appointments

Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor from Professional Development via Handshake by following three easy steps:

1. Log-in to Handshake (see above for access instructions)

2. Located at the top of the page, click “Career Center” and then click “Appointments”

3. Click “Schedule a New Appointment” to choose your status, appointment topic, and appointment date/time (Visual Instructions)