TU students can utilize Handshake for a wide variety of career related needs.
Handshake is a searchable online database where students can search for full-time, internship and part-time opportunities. Thousands of employers post their positions on Handshake. You also can post your resume, register for career events, and sign up for on-campus interviews – all through Handshake!
Contact Student Computing Services Desk at scs AT_TOWSON or 410-704-5151, or visit SCS’s Tech Overture Online, a site designed to introduce you to Towson’s computing systems and services.
As a currently enrolled student, you automatically have a Handshake account. To access this account, go to the Handshake student login page and log in with your Towson NetID and password.
Here is a 2-minute video and instructions on how to upload a new document.
*We highly recommend having your resume reviewed at the Career Center before posting.
Uploading a resume is not required to conduct a job or internship search. However, the on-campus recruiting program, including the Teacher Recruitment Fair, requires a resume.
Within the job search, you can search specifically for on campus or work study positions following these steps:
If you are eligible for work-study, the Career Center automatically updates the status of your Handshake account before the start of each semester. If you need to request an update to your work-study eligibility status, contact the Career Center at 410-704-2233 or careercenter AT_TOWSON.
Once your status is updated, you will be able to view and apply for work-study jobs.
Students can schedule an appointment with a Career Center coach or counselor directly through Handshake using the following instructions:
*Please note: To accommodate the needs of TU's large student population, appointments can only be requested three days in advance of the appointment day, and individual appointments are limited to three per semester. If you need to cancel an appointment, log in to Handshake, go to the appointment, and click “Cancel Appointment” at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. A “no-show” will be declared when 10 minutes have elapsed past the original start time of the scheduled appointment and you have yet to arrive.
Interview conveniently on campus with employers interested in hiring TU students for job and internship opportunities. Competition for interview slots is limited to just TU students. To participate, follow the steps below.
To arrange a campus interview, you must apply through Handshake before the specified
application deadline. Some employers may ask you to apply through both Handshake and
their websites. In such a situation, job descriptions in Handshake will provide the
After submitting the required materials (usually a cover letter and resume), the employer will review your application and decide whether or not they would like to schedule an interview.
You will be able to monitor the status of any positions you apply for through Handshake. Employers use the system to post and manage job openings. Keep an eye on your application. Once the employer has reviewed it, you will see one of the following statuses next to the position:
If you are “Accepted” or “Alternate,” you will receive a notification about when and how to schedule your interview through Handshake. Note that being an alternate does not guarantee an interview slot.
All job/internship postings to Handshake are made by employers without endorsement, direct or implied, by Towson University Career Services or Towson University. The Handshake platform is provided free of charge to employers and student/alumni job seekers, and the university explicitly makes no representation or guarantees about job listings or the accuracy of information provided by employers. The university acts only as an intermediary between employers who post and candidates who seek job opportunities. It is the responsibility of students to perform due diligence in researching employers whenever applying for or accepting private, off-campus employment and to thoroughly research the facts and reputation of each organization to which they are applying. Students should be prudent and use common sense and caution when applying for or accepting any position. Towson University is not responsible for employers’ representations or guarantees with regard to job postings.
If you suspect a position is fraudulent, please contact the Towson University Career Center. If you believe you are the victim of fraud from a job listing, please contact the police immediately.
Avoiding Job Scams
Wondering if a job posting is a scam or not? If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Here are some indicators that a job may be fraudulent:
Additional information on job scams, including what to look out for and how to report scams, can be found on the Federal Trade Commission website.