Handshake for students

Handshake allows students access to the profiles of employers who recruit on campus as well CPP events and job/internship postings. You can review our Handshake flyer (link) for some initial steps on navigating your account. We also encourage you to check out the Student/Alumni Handshake Help Center to learn more. If you are ever having trouble navigating your Handshake account, please do not hesitate to contact our office by phone at (313) 577-4781 or via email at bizcareers@wayne.edu.

Current Students

If you are a current student at Wayne State University, a Handshake account has been created for you. You can log in at wayne.joinhandshake.com with your WSU access ID email and WSU password.

New, Incoming Students

If you are a new or incoming Wayne State student, you will have access to your Handshake account within 1 week of registering for classes. If you're not sure when you'll be registered for classes, reach out to our office and we can manually create an account for you. Feel free call us at (313) 577-4781 or email us at bizcareers@wayne.edu.


If you're an alum who graduated prior to 2017, you likely will not have a Handshake account. You can submit a request for a Handshake account at Wayne State University by going to Handshake and selecting "Sign up here" in the top right-hand corner. Be sure to call or email our office at (313) 577-4781 or bizcareers@wayne.edu to let us know once you've requested access.