Wayne State University



Activate Your Handshake Account  

Current students and recent alumni have been automatically imported into Handshake but they will need to activate their account to use the system.

Instructions to activate your account:

  1. Go to https://wayne.joinhandshake.com/
  2. Click on the blue Wayne State University Sign On box
  3. Enter your WSU Academica ID (example: ab1234) and password
  4. Update account information and upload your resume


Handshake offers:

  • WSU students/alumni easy access to thousands of employers who have connected to Wayne State University through the following career offices:
  • A full set of features, including on-campus and off-campus jobs, part-time, internship, co-op and full time postings, corporate interview scheduling, career fair management, internship & co-op management, and outcomes tracking.
  • A sync feature for students & alumni to sync career and employer events to their Google calendars.
  • An easy way for employers to manage recruiting – meaning more opportunities for WSU.
  • Mobility – Handshake has a downloadable app for iPhone; Android version is coming soon.
  • Security – Handshake runs in Amazon's cloud, has individually secured components and encrypted backups, and is PCI certified.