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Advising • Career • Exploratory Studies Center
222 Knight Hall Dept. 3195 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2398


Handshake is a recruiting platform that connects students to employers. Using Handshake, students can:

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  • Find on-campus and off-campus jobs and internships
  • Connect with employers
  • Find on-campus career events including job fairs
  • Apply for jobs and internships
  • Sign-up for on-campus interviews.



Handshake for Students


New Students

Your Handshake account will automatically be created for you after you receive your UW email and password. Once your UW credentials are set up, simply login to Handshake with your new username (the text before in your email) and the password you chose. 

Current Students

Simply login to Handshake by using your current UW username and password. You can visit Handshake Student Support for help with any questions that arise.



As a UW graduate, you will have access to your Handshake account for 1 year after graduation as a part of the Alumni Association. For continued use of Handshake, you must be a dues paying member of the Alumni Association to continue to use Handshake. For help logging into Handshake as an alumni with your personal email, you can view this Handshake Support article or visit Handshake Alumni Support. Note: Be sure to use your UW email before resetting your account email and password.

FAQs for Students and Alumni

Alumni within one year of graduation will retain their access to Handshake using their UW email address and password. Following one year after graduation, alumni can keep their access to Handshake if they become a member of the Alumni Association and continue to pay their annual membership dues.

Please refer to the below question "How do I update my Handshake email as an alumni?" for more information on logging into Handshake after graduation.

Alumni who become members of the Alumni Association will also need to change their email associated with Handshake before loosing access to their UW email address and password. Please refer to the below Handshake help articles to change your Handshake email from your UW email to a personal email and update your Handshake password for continued access:

How to Change Your Email | Update Your Primary Email Address in Handshake

Handshake for Employers


Employers can use Handshake to register for job fairs, identify qualified candidates for full-time, part-time and internship positions, and manage on-campus recruiting efforts.

Logging in for Employers

Login using your Handshake username and password. For help getting started with Handshake, visit Handshake Employer Support. It is easiest to login to Handshake here.

FAQs for employers

To get started with Handshake, visit their registration page and fill out the requested information. After you have registered for a Handshake employer account and validated it, you can then search for the University of Wyoming and connect with our school to post jobs and internships, connect with students, and register for career fairs.


You can view this Handshake support article

 for a step by step guide


If you have not already created your employer account, see the above FAQ about creating an employer Handshake account.

Search for the fair you are interested in attending and after you select it, click on the register button in the top right hand corner of the details page and complete the registration form.


You can view this Handshake support article, for a step by step guide.

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Contact Us

Advising • Career • Exploratory Studies Center
222 Knight Hall Dept. 3195 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2398