Trinity Washington University’s job and internship database, known as Handshake,  is a web-based service providing access to full time and part time jobs as well as internships posted by employers looking for Trinity students and alumnae/i. In addition, this database allows users to view company profiles, upload resumes, and learn about upcoming career related events and programs.

How to Access the System

Already have an account? Log in to Handshake to access your profile. Or manually enter URL in your internet browser:

First time user? Create Your FREE Account. Download a Handshake guide.

Currently enrolled students (undergrad and grad): Activate your account.

Alumni: Click “Sign Up”. You will be prompted to create a username and password.

Student Registration Policies

By registering and uploading your resume to Handshake, you are granting permission for prospective employers to view your resume (within your privacy settings) and consent to the release of your resume and certain employment-related data.

As a user of Handshake, you agree to:

  • Maintain current, accurate, and truthful data on your user profile, including, professional qualifications, educational background and job related documents stored within Handshake
  • Protect and maintain your username and password
  • Use Handshake within the standards of the Technology and Telecommunication policies at Trinity Washington University

Key Tasks to Do After Registering:

  1. Fill out your profile completely. Remember, your profile must be accurate so that jobs that are pre-screened by year level or major will show up in your search results
  2. Search for jobs and internships
  3. Once you find a great opportunity, schedule an appointment with the Office of Career Services. Bring a draft resume to the appointment. We can help tailor your resume to the job posting, to put your best foot forward
  4. Upload your resume and additional documents to Handshake and apply to positions of interest


During your job and/or internship search, both on and off Handshake, remember that you should never disclose social security numbers, credit card numbers, or bank account information to unknown employers.  Also, never spend money to obtain a position unless you are certain it is for a legitimate reason. If you need guidance, you can always contact the Office of Career Services for advice.

If an employer ever asks you for any of this information, or if you suspect an employer of running a scam, contact the Office of Career Services immediately and provide the employer’s name and job title of the posting in Handshake.