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Career Advising and Experiential Learning (CAEL) is no longer using Handshake as a recruiting tool to connect Employers/Organizations with Caltech students, postdocs, and alumni. We have transitioned to Next Steps Caltech (powered by Symplicity.)

For the benefit of our community, Handshake will remain active as an additional resource for jobs/internships, but CAEL will not be vetting those opportunities.


Caltech students, alumni and Caltech/JPL postdocs may request a Handshake account.


Caltech Undergraduate and Graduate Students

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

As with all websites, please consider what information you wish to have public. Always be aware of any updates to privacy opt-out policies, especially as it concerns your particular profile.

Postdocs and Alumni

Postdocs and alumni may create an account using their email address and password. For postdocs, please use your Caltech or JPL email address. Alumni that had student accounts may change their email address to a non-Caltech address, since their access credentials may no longer be valid to log in. To change your email address, please send a request with your new address to so we can update that for you.

Employers and Campus Employers

Employers/Organizations wishing to recruit at Caltech should request an account on Next Steps Caltech.

Caltech Employers (Caltech departments) wishing to post on-campus job opportunities can find instructions on how to join Caltech's employer account on Next Steps Caltech here.

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