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Caltech Career Development Center's online platform for recruiting, counseling, and events

WELCOME TO HANDSHAKE! Handshake uses cutting edge technology to help you more easily connect with employers and source jobs, internships, event information, and on-campus recruiting opportunities. You can also use Handshake to schedule a counseling appointment, sign-up for employer information sessions, CDC workshops and register for career fairs. 

Employers can use Handshake as a recruiting tool, to identify qualified candidates for open positions and to manage on-campus recruiting activities.


You must be a current Caltech undergraduate or graduate student, current Caltech postdoc, or a Caltech alumnus/alumna with a conferred degree to gain access to Handshake. 
Handshake access will not be given to staff, faculty, visiting researchers, visiting or special students of any kind, SURF/MURF students, non-degree seeking students, or JPL postdocs Handshake accounts will not be given to significant others or dependents of Caltech Students, postdocs, staff, or faculty.
All accounts are subject to approval by CDC staff. 

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Employers and Campus Employers

Please click the button below to get started.  Please note that by requesting to recruit at Caltech via Handshake you are agreeing to our Recruiting Policies which may be found here.  For more information about recruiting at Caltech, please go to our employer page.

Please see the links below for more information.  If you need more assistance please email our office at or visit Handshake's support for employers

How to create a company profile.

If you already have a Handshake account and want to add Caltech to your list of schools, click here

How to create a user account and join an existing company.



Current Caltech Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Log in to Handshake using your Caltech Access credentials.  You will be directed to Handshake after logging in.  For help, please check Handshake's support for students.



Caltech Postdocs

Use the Posdocs Login link below. Postdoc status must be confirmed with Human Resources and may cause a three to five day delay in approving your account.



Caltech Alumni

Alumni will be verified with the Registrar’s Office prior to approval and may result in a three to five day delay in approval.