Handshake 101

What is Handshake?


Handshake is the primary career services platform at Cal Poly Pomona. Students can utilize this platform to search for opportunities from employers seeking Cal Poly Pomona students, on-campus jobs & internships, and RSVP for events. Handshake gives you personalized job recommendations based on the information you provide on your profile—so you can find jobs and internships that are right for.

Cal Poly Pomona creates a Handshake account for you prior to your orientation. Click the link below to activate your account with your Cal Poly Pomona credentials.

Since Handshake uses machine learning to understand your interests, your feed of opportunities will be better-matched when your profile is complete and you’re actively using the site.

These articles can help as you create your profile:

Visit the career readiness resource for resume & cover letters below to update resumes. When you are ready, use the upload button for Handshake’s guide to uploading a new document to your profile.

According to Handshake, below are the top three tips for finding the roles you want using Handshake’s in-product features, including:

  1. Use search filters
  2. Utilize keywords
  3. Save jobs you like

Watch the video below to learn how to search for jobs on Handshake.

How to Find the List of Employers After a Career Fair

Are you looking to further connect with the companies you met on the career fair day? Follow the instructions below to view career fair employers on Handshake and apply to the job/internship openings!

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How to Utilize the Employer Booth QR Codes at Career Fairs!

When you get to the career fair, you’ll notice QR codes at each employer booth. Scan the QR code through the Handshake app at the booths you’re interested in to have your contact information shared with the recruiters. Handshake will send you a summary of the companies you met with after the …

By Alexis Lopez
Alexis Lopez Career Services Specialist
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Career Center Recommended Tips for Career Fairs!

Check out these tips to help prepare for the upcoming career fairs! 

Career Fairs are right around the corner! We highly recommend checking out these tips to help you prep! Be sure to register in advance and check out more …

By Alexis Lopez
Alexis Lopez Career Services Specialist
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Set Your Career Preferences Today!

Sign up today to receive automated alert emails based on your preferences!

What are automated alert emails? 

Automated alert emails bring curated career content directly to your inbox. You can set preferences for the content you would like to receive …

By Alexis Lopez
Alexis Lopez Career Services Specialist
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Spring Career Fairs are Right Around the Corner!

Take a look at the upcoming career fairs and activities coming this semester!

Hospitality Career Expo – Tuesday, February 20, 2024 

In collaboration with The Collins College of Hospitality Management, students can meet with leading hospitality industry firms and representatives …

By Alexis Lopez
Alexis Lopez Career Services Specialist
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Contact & Location

Phone
909-869-2342
Address

Career Center Build 97 - Room 128
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91786

Career Service Hours

Day of the week
Regular Hours Drop-in Advising
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm (In-person)
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm (In-person)
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm (In-person)
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm (In-person)
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  

To participate in drop-in advising, login to CPP Connect.