Handshake Access

The new Handshake career platform is now live. Handshake replaces NCA's former system, CareerCat, as well as MEDILLINK, Medill's former career platform. Both systems are now integrated into Handshake, while still maintaining options for employers to recruit from specific schools or majors.

Handshake offers great new features, including:

  • Personalized experience driven by user preference. The more you use the system, the more you’ll see recommendations tailored to your interests, major and skills.
  • More user-friendly interface designed to simplify how you search for opportunities
  • Enhanced user profiles, with opportunities for customization that will help you communicate your experiences to employers

Log in to explore the system, complete your profile, select your career interests and more. For more information on utilizing the Handshake platform, please visit the Handshake Help Center.

Student Access

Alumni & Postdoc Access

A note about alumni/postdoc access: Click “Sign up for an Account” below the Handshake icon in the blue box and select “Student/Alumni” as the type of account. Alumni and postdocs must enter their name, email address and create a password to request access. Please allow for up to 5 business days for your alumni/postdoc account to be processed.

Disclaimer:

Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) maintains Handshake as a service to Northwestern students and alumni we serve for their career development and employment-seeking effort.