- Why should I have an active Handshake account with Career Services?
- How do I activate my Handshake account?
- Where do I find a listing of available job opportunities?
- How do Employers see my resume?
- What types of workshops does Career Services Offer?
- Can I use Career Services if I have already graduated?
- How do I participate in College Work-Study?
- What services does Career Services offer?
- Can someone write my resume for me?
- As an Employer, how do I post a job?
- What is the difference between an internship and a co-op job?
- What are the Work Study start and end dates?
1. Why should I have an active Handshake account with Career Services?
Activating your account on Handshake enables students & alumni to:
- Expand your online job search – Filter, view and apply directly to employers
- Receive info about hot jobs and hiring events – Receive personalized career recommendations in your inbox, based on your interests and network, to discover new opportunities.
- Be considered for interviews – Submit a resume for interviewing consideration
- Put your best self forward – Create a dynamic profile, post a resume and submit it to interested employers,
NOTE: This is a free and confidential service to WSU Students and Alumni.
2. How do I activate my Handshake account?
All active WSU students have a Handshake account. Activate your account by logging into it once.
How to activate your Handshake Account
- Go to https://wayne.joinhandshake.com/
- Enter your Wayne State email address (example: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Click on the blue Wayne State University Sign On box
- Enter your WSU Academica ID (example: ab1234) and password
- Create your professional page
3. Where do I find a list of job opportunities?
Full-time Jobs - Handshake.
Off-Campus Part-time Jobs are listed on Handshake and in the Career Services office on the front office bulletin boards.
On-Campus Student Employment are listed on Handshake and in the Career Services office on the front office bulletin boards.
Internship opportunities are listed on Handshake under the Jobs and Internship link and in the Career Services office on the front office bulletin boards.
Go to Handshake.
4. How do Employers see my resume?
If you would like your resume to be seen by employers, please activate your Handshake account and upload your resume to your profile. This will allow it to be viewable to employers as they search for candidates on Handshake.
It is extremely important to keep your resume up to date if you upload it to your profile. If you need assistance with your resume please see a stop-in counselor during stop-in counseling hours.
Go to Handshake.
5. What types of workshops does Career Services offer?
Each semester, Career Services hosts a variety of career-related presentations and information sessions for students and alumni.
Topics have included:
- Career Decisions
- Interviewing Techniques
- Resume Writing Techniques
- Job Fair Preparation
- Job Search Strategies
- Student Employment
- Cooperative Education Info Session
6. Can I use Career Services if I have already graduated?
Alumni are encouraged to utilize our services by creating a Handshake account and uploading a resume. Career Services receives employer job postings for new grads and alumni frequently. For information about our Alumni Services please visit the link below.
7. How do I participate in Work-study?
To participate in College Work-Study (CWS), students must first apply to receive a College Work-Study award through the Financial Aid Office. After receiving a College Work-Study award, students can visit Career Services (1001 Faculty/Administration Building) to find a listing of CWS jobs. Placement Assistance is provided in matching students to their interests.
8. What services does Career Services offer?
- Career/Employment Counseling
- Career Planning
- Federal Work-Study
- Professional Networking Events (Career Fairs, Meet & Greets, Employer Presentations, etc.)
- Full-Time Professional Employment Resources
- Internships Opportunities
- On-Campus Student Employment
- Career-Related Seminars & Workshops
- Job Postings
9. Can someone write my resume for me?
Career Services is available to assist students and alumni in creating a resume. If you do not have a resume or would like to have your current resume reviewed by a career counselor, please stop by during our Stop In Counseling hours and a counselor will guide you on the proper path to creating a professional resume.
10. As an Employer, how do I post a job?
Career Services is happy to help employers connect with Wayne State University students and alumni. We utilize Handshake as our main option for employers to post jobs. To begin posting your positions on Handshake, please visit the link below.
11. What is the difference between an Internship and a Co-op?
Career Services' offers students temporary paid work experiences which relate to a student's major or career goals.
Internships: Students or recent graduates undergo supervised work training in an environment which typically relates to their major or career goals.
Co-ops: Students participate in work opportunities related to their field of study. Companies create work plans for students and Career Services monitors the students progress. Evaluations are completed by both the student and the employer. Students earn official acknowledgment on their university transcripts for participating in a co-op position.
Employers have communicated that neither experience outweighs the other. They have, though, expressed a high interest in hiring students who have had one of these experiences. Career Services highly suggests that students participate in an internship or co-op experience do so.
12. What are the Work-Study start and end date?