Handshake for IWU Alumni

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 IWU alumni can use Handshake to apply for internships and jobs, sign up for on campus interviews, and connect with prospective employers. In addition, you have the ability to create an employer account for your organization to directly connect with IWU students regarding career opportunities. Please see the instructions below on how to create your Handshake account. You may also visit https://www.iwu.edu/career-center/alumni/ for more information on our alumni services. 

As a Job Seeker

  • Proceed to Handshake 

  • Select “Sign up here” in the upper right corner (please do not select IWU Single Signon)

  • Select Student/Alumni

  • Sign-up for an Account (use your preferred email). Please disregard the message, "Your school may have already created an account for you, which is pre-filled and ready to go."

  • Wait for approval by the Hart Career Center. Once your account is approved, you will receive an email from Handshake to finish completing your account. 

  • Complete your profile in its entirety

  • After you complete your profile, please select “Settings & Privacy” in the upper right corner and update your school year to “Alumni”

  • Proceed to “My Profile” in the upper right corner. Add your major at IWU under the education section.

As an Employer

  • Proceed to Handshake

  • Select Employers

  • Click “Sign up here” in the upper right corner (please do not select IWU Single Signon)

  • Request to join an existing employer or create a company account

  • Add Illinois Wesleyan University to your list of schools

  • Start posting internships and jobs


If you encounter any difficulties using Handshake, please don't hesitate to reach out via phone or email to Patrick Zajac '18, Career Technology & Recruitment Specialist, at 309-556-3095 or pzajac@iwu.edu.