Visit Health Watch for COVID-19 updates. Find Employee Return to Campus and Student Return to Campus information.
Emergency Notification

Cal State LA Handshake

With Handshake, you can apply for internships and jobs, register for the spring and fall career fairs and sign up for career events. It’s also great for networking with peers and employers.

If you have questions or are unsure about joining, contact us at [email protected] to connect with a career advisor. 


Create an Account


Create an account using your email.


Create an account using your personal email.

Send a copy of your Cal State LA Alumni Association membership card to [email protected].

We will activate your account once we receive a copy of your membership card.

Faculty & Staff

Post Job Openings

View Only 

  • To view events and job posts, create an account using your email.

Handshake Tips

Complete Your Profile

A complete profile is key to a successful job search. Your profile lets employers know if you have the education and skills they're looking for. It tells Handshake the types of jobs and internships you want to see in your feed.

Keep your education and interests up to date:

  • Major – Employers will search for students in certain majors. 
  • School Year – Some employers look for students in a specific school year (e.g., junior, senior, masters, alumni).
  • GPA – Some industries require above a certain GPA.
  • Job Type – Select internship, part-time job or full-time job.  You can choose more than one.  
  • Location – Select cities where you would like to work, and Handshake will show you jobs in that area.
  • Job Role – Choose at least three jobs you would like to explore (e.g., marketing associate or software engineer).

Make your profile public so recruiters can find you. If you would like help completing your profile, contact us at [email protected] to connect with a career advisor.  

Connect with Your Community

Reviews – Find the best places to work according to your classmates.  Compare opportunities across thousands of companies.

Q&A – Make the right career decisions with information from your classmates.  Ask the community career-related questions.

Peer messaging – Ask real students real questions. Tap into a network of experienced students and alumni to get relevant advice on your career journey.

Get the App

Download the Handshake app from the App Store or Google Play. Login and kick off your college-to-career journey.