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Student login for Handshake


As a current student, you automatically have an account!  Just use your Cougar username and Password to login to Handshake.

Students have this service for 6 MONTHS after they graduate.  If it is past your 6 months, please refer to ALUMNI instructions.

Handshake highlights for students!

Alumni login for Handshake


Please sign up with the Alumni Association to continue using Career Center services including Handshake.  Then be on the lookout for an activation email!

ATTENTION RETURNING STUDENTS:                        IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are a CSUSM Alumni who is returning as a graduate student, please contact Erica Cullwell at: to reset your student account.



Employer login for Handshke


Want to post jobs with your company and  connect with CSUSM students and Alumni? 

Instructions on creating an account as an employer

Handshake highlights for employers! 

Faculty and staff login for Handshake


Faculty & Staff, are you looking to post an ON-CAMPUS job? Instructions for on-campus job postings.




CURRENT FACULTY AND STAFF ONLY (NOT AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS): Do you already have an account and are  looking to view (not post) current job posting in Handshake?  *PLEASE NOTE: If you do not possess a email domain you will not be granted access.* Fill out this form to request access.

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