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Handshake Login

Student and Alumni Users

Handshake is an online employment system sponsored by SMSU Career Services. SMSU students and alumni are eligible to use Handshake to search for jobs, internships and sign-up for interview schedules and career fairs. 

New to Handshake? – Log in with your StarID and password. Complete your profile to personalize your job feed. 

Already Registered – Log in using your StarID and password.

*If using SMSU email to log in, please use this format:

Alumni new to Handshake must first email:

  • First and Last Name
  • Mustang ID # (used for verification purposes only)
  • Graduation Date

to for login information.

***If you already have a Handshake account and are having trouble accessing it, please contact SMSU Career Services at 507-537-6221 or

Student/Alumni Login


SMSU Career Services is excited to invite you to join Handshake - a powerful platform that enables employers to search for and manage relationships with top talent at universities across the country. Please create a Handshake account and request to recruit at SMSU.  Let us know if you have any questions about the move or recruiting at SMSU by contacting or 507-537-6221.

SMSU Handshake Terms & Conditions

Employers posting positions to Southwest Minnesota State University students are bound by Handshake Terms and Conditions. The Terms and Conditions are listed on the initial registration page. Your registration indicates your understanding and agreement to Handshake Terms and Conditions.

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