Handshake Career Database

Handshake is an online career database that serves SLU students and alumni, University departments that hire student workers, and off-campus employers.

Promo materials for Handshake database

For Students

  • You can log in to your Handshake account using mySLU.
  • If you are a new student and would like to create an account before you register for classes, you may do so at http://slu.joinhandshake.com with your mySLU account information.  Please use your official SLU email address.

For Alumni

  • Send an email to handshake@slu.edu including your full name, graduation year and the email address you'd like associated with the account.

For Departments Posting Student Worker Positions

For Employers

To log into an existing account, visit slu.joinhandshake.com and log in using your email and password. To reset your password, click on 'Forgot Password'.

An Important Message About Fraudulent Job Postings

Career Services would like to make all students aware of the increase in employment opportunities scams. Nationally, career centers have reported an increase in the amount of fraudulent postings submitted through a variety of online venues.

As job seekers, please be cautious of positions that require you to provide money up front for a "start up" business; positions that provide you payment before any service has been rendered; and especially those that ask you to deposit a check in your bank account and wire money to an unknown individual.

Please know that our office is doing everything possible to try and ensure that these postings do not get submitted through Handshake.

If you are ever suspicious about a position located in Handshake, or any website, contact Karl Aldrich.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Prior to utilizing the materials and services of Career Services, it is important that you read, understand, and agree to the following terms and conditions of use:

Students and Alumni

Saint Louis University makes no representations or warranties relative to the positions listed, referred, coordinated or posted by or for Career Services. Likewise, the University is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of internships, externships, volunteer work and/or employment obtained or sought through the services of the Career Services department at Saint Louis University. It is ultimately your responsibility to research the safety and integrity of the organizations and/or employers to which you are associating. You are strongly encouraged to use caution and common sense when applying for, considering, or accepting any position with an organization, a company or a private party. You should never go alone to a residential address to apply for a job, nor put yourself in a vulnerable position.

Even what might appear to be the best job opportunity is not worth jeopardizing your personal safety. Some information may also contain links or referrals to websites or employer's information not under the control of Career Services and we cannot be responsible for the contents of any such information, site or material. Career Services provides these materials and services to you only as a convenience. Saint Louis University assumes no liability for acts of omissions by third parties or for any materials supplied by them.

In consideration for the right to participate in the services and activities and to utilize the materials provided by Career Services, you agree to release, indemnify, and hold the University, its trustees, officers, employees and agents harmless from and against any and all liability, claims, suits, actions, damages, settlements and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, arising out of injuries to you, to other persons or damage to property in connection with your acceptance or utilization of Career Services' material, services, activities and use of the University's facilities or equipment, whether from an occurrence at the property of the University itself or elsewhere, during such use, before or after such use, going to and from such use in or about available parking areas, or otherwise / elsewhere, and notwithstanding any negligence that might be alleged against, or attributed to the university or any person indemnified hereunder. By submitting personal information to Career Services, you hereby consent to disclosure of such personally identifiable information to any employer, future employer or any other participant in the activities, events and services offered by Career Services unless you inform us otherwise in writing.

Career Services is pleased to have you take part in the activities and utilize the services and materials available through our department. Should you have questions or desire additional assistance at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Saint Louis University's Handshake database provides internship and job listings, resume databases, and on-campus recruiting services to students and alumni of Saint Louis University. Career Services programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job or employed at all. These online services are sponsored by Saint Louis University Career Services.

Privacy:
SLU Career Services is committed to protecting the privacy of its students, alumni, and employers regarding collection and access of electronic personal information. By using Handshake, you consent to the storage of your resume and profile data on non-SLU-provided servers. 

Security:
Personally identifiable information is password protected.

Employers

Employer usage of the Handshake database is limited to employment/recruiting purposes only.

Registered employers must comply with all Federal, State, and Local laws and established Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity regulations and guidelines. Career Services reserves the right for any or no reason to deny access to any employer, and also reserves the right to refuse and/or edit job postings as deemed warranted by the University in the University's sole and absolute discretion. Employers may contact students for recruiting/employment purposes only. The selling or soliciting of goods and/or services to students via this database or information obtained from this source is not allowed. Student contact that is deemed unprofessional by Career Services will not be tolerated, and the offending employer may be permanently blocked from usage. All job/internship postings must accurately reflect the actual duties of the opportunity and ambiguous postings may be refused.

Third Party Recruiters: Third party employment services are companies, agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for employment opportunities at companies or locations other than their own. Among other things, all third party employment services must comply with the following:

  1. Third party employment services must follow the same policies and procedures established for company recruiters including, without limitation, full compliance with Federal, State, and Local laws and established Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity regulations and guidelines.

  2. Third party employment services must submit a written statement from an authorized official of each client company for whom they are recruiting. This statement should indicate that the third party recruiter is an official representative of the employer, authorized to recruit for the position(s) indicated, and should be printed on client company letterhead.

  3. Third party employment services may recruit only for clients they represent and have registered with this office. Candidates' names and/or resumes obtained for a job opening may not be used for subsequent job openings or for solicitation of employer clients (unless specific arrangements have been initiated and agreed to by the candidates.) No fees may be charged to the candidate.
  4. Third party employment services are not given full access to Handshake, but they may send job announcements to the Career Services office for posting in the database. These announcements must clearly indicate that candidates will be working through a third party. Career Services can neither endorse, nor recommend, any third party employment service.

EEOC Statement: The Management of Saint Louis University views Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity as a major policy commitment and as an important management goal. Thus, it is our policy that all employers working through Career Services will recruit, hire, train, promote and in all ways provide fair treatment on the basis of the merit without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status.

In consideration for an employer's participation in the Handshake database, the acceptance of which shall be deemed by employer's participation in the program, employer agrees to release, indemnify, and hold Saint Louis University, its trustees, officers, employees and agents harmless from and against any and all liability, claims, suits, actions, damages, settlements and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, arising out of injuries to persons or damages to property in connection with employer's activities and student's or employer's participation in Handshake, student's participation at employer's facilities or use of employer's equipment, whether from an occurrence at the property of the facility itself during such use, before or after such use, going to and from such use in or about available parking areas, or otherwise, AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANY NEGLIGENCE THAT MIGHT BE ALLEGED AGAINST, OR ATTRIBUTED TO SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INDEMNIFIED HEREUNDER. Employer further agrees to pay any court costs or attorney's fees incurred or paid by Saint Louis University to enforce any obligation under this Agreement.