What is Handshake

How do I set up my Handshake account?

Indiana University has partnered with Handshake to help you find jobs and internships, attend career events and fairs, and meet with your career coach. After you register for classes at New Student Orientation, you'll have access to set up your Handshake account. Setting up your profile is a quick process. Check out the following instructions on how to get started.

Step-by-step guide

Go to https://iusb.joinhandshake.com and click "Indiana University - South Bend Login." Then log in using your IU username and passphrase.


Select the visibility of your account.




  • "Community" makes your account visible to everyone on Handshake and allows you to message students and alumni with similar experience.
  • "Employers" makes your account only visible to employers.
  • "Private" allows you to browse and apply for jobs, but you will not be contacted by employers, students, or alumni.

Handshake will ask you a few questions about what type of job or internship you're looking for, your location, and which opportunities seem interesting to you. These questions will improve Handshake's recommendations, although you may skip this step if you wish.


After this, your account will be set up and you can begin using Handshake.

Indiana University South Bend

1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46615
Phone: 574-520-4872