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co-handshake.pngWelcome to Catawba College's career database, powered by Handshake.

This  intuitive platform is a service that helps students and alumni find meaningful careers, discover new career paths, find amazing jobs and internships, and connect with great companies and non-profits. Explore thousands of jobs, track application deadlines, and connect with possible employers.

Handshake connects Catawba College students and alumni to 300,000+ national and international employers. 



Catawba College students can use Handshake to discover exciting and relevant opportunities, as well as connect with great companies and non-profits.

Use it to find your dream job or internship by exploring hundreds of local and non-local organizations: 

  • Employers are approved by and recruiting at Catawba College.
  • View 300,000+ national and international employers, from local nonprofits to 98% of Fortune 500 companies.
  • Access internships, jobs, interviews, events, job fairs and more!
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Getting Started:

  1. Log into Handshake with your email address.

  2. Follow the instructions.

  3. Complete your profile in order to get the best experience and personalized recommendations.
    TIP: Upload your resume first to save time!

  1. Sign up for a Handshake account.

  2. Choose the Student/Alumni option.

  3. Register for a New Account.
    TIP: If your email address is still active, it requires fewer steps to register!

  4. You will receive a pending email from Handshake. Once approved, you will receive a confirmation email. Once you've received the email, confirm your account. NOTE: Alumni approvals can take up to 24 hours, so please keep checking your email.

  5. Complete your profile for the best experience and personalized recommendations. 
    TIP: Upload your resume first to save time!


Just getting started? Search the 
knowledge base and training videos just for students and alumni.



Thank you for recruiting at Catawba College! Whether you're searching for a full-time or part-time employee or intern, Handshake can help - sign up in less than 5 minutes.

  • Connect with over 14 million students and alumni nationwide 
  • Narrow down applicants through a user-friendly, customizable interface
  • Access 24-hour support

To post internship opportunities or sign up through our online portal:

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Registrations, profiles and postings for illegitimate, illicit or illegal purposes is strictly prohibited.


Join Handshake
Join Handshake
  1. Visit Handshake and enter your information to sign up for a new account

  2. After completing employer registration, you will receive a notification when your account is approved by Catawba College and any other institutions you selected.

  3. Complete your employer profile as thoroughly as possible - this will generate greater applicant interest.

  4. Post opportunities! (see below)

Connect with Catawba
Connect with Catawba
  1. Log into Handshake

  2. Go to "Schools" in the left side menu.

  3. Click on "Add More Schools" and enter "Catawba College".

  4. Once you request Catawba College, we will review your profile before approval.

Post a Job
Post a Job
  1. Log into Handshake.

  2. Go to "Jobs" under Postings.

  3. Click on "Create Job" in the upper right.

  4. Complete a job posting using as many details as possible.

  5. On the left menu, select "Catawba College" as a school you would like to post the job to.

  6. Enter the application start and expiration dates.

  7. Click "Create".

Applicants who do not meet your qualification preferences will still be able to apply, but Handshake will feature and filter those if you choose.

TIP: View all posted positions by clicking on "Jobs" from the left menu.


Visit Handshake’s Help Center for access to short videos, tutorials and materials that will help you navigate the system.


Just getting started? Search the knowledge base and training videos just for employers. Learn more about Handshake on their Employer website.

Student Resources 

Build Your Student Profile

The student profile is the most powerful way to get noticed by employers.

From campus to career

Hear students share their experiences navigating from campus to career:



Need Help with Handshake?

Contact Support from Handshake's Help menu and create a ticket.


For more information, please contact Director of Internships Michael Frederick at or (704) 637-4187.