Support the GW community of alumni and students and enhance your organization by recruiting and hiring GW students and alumni for internships and both full-time, and part-time positions. The university has partnered with Handshake, a modern career development and recruitment platform that will help build and strengthen relationships between organizations and GW students and alumni.

Handshake offers many exciting new features for our students, alumni, and alumni employers.

Search for a Job

Handshake personalizes job recommendations based on your interests and connections, pushing out customized information that is relevant and timely based on your career interests, experiences, and major or field. The system features 200,000+ diverse employers listing thousands of full-time positions, internships, as well as seasonal and temporary employment opportunities.

Access Resources and Events Relevant to your Career Needs

On Handshake, you can easily search for employment, sign up for events and appointments, access the on-campus recruiting program, review career resources that are relevant to you, and receive the latest information from your career services office and the employers you follow.

Alumni Access

If you have an existing Handshake account…

Log into Handshake with your email address and the associated password. Please DO NOT USE your email address. If you have any questions, please contact the Handshake Help Desk at [email protected].

If you have an email address but do not have an existing Handshake account and need to create one... 

Alumni can request a Handshake account from GW's Center for Career Services using this form. You will receive a response within a week of your submission confirming your account creation. If you have any questions, please contact the Handshake Help Desk at [email protected].

If you do not have an email address or your email address has been deactivated...

Alumni must have a UserID and an email account in order to gain access to Handshake. If you need assistance with obtaining a UserID and/or an email address, please click here. Once you obtain a UserID and email address, you can request a Handshake account here.

Recruit GW Students and Alumni

Handshake offers a streamlined and centralized college recruiting process for employers that allows you to easily connect with great GW student and alumni candidates, post jobs and internships at no cost, and register for career events and on-campus recruiting.

Employers - you may access Handshake by going to to set up your profile.

If you have any questions, please contact Employer Relations at [email protected].


GW Alumni LinkedIn Group

Our GW Alumni LinkedIn group has more than 37,000 members of the GW community and is a great resource for posting and searching for jobs.

Post a job on LinkedIn

For more information about alumni career programs and resources, please contact Francesca Botteri at [email protected].