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Handshake: Your One Stop for Career Management

Handshake is the Career Center’s management system that houses our job posting board and employer partner information. Here Louisiana Tech students and alumni can network and apply to jobs or internships. Over 700 colleges and universities have made the switch to using the Handshake system, which in turn has driven over 500,000 employer partners actively recruiting using this same system. Whether you are looking for an opportunity in Accounting to Zoology, operating through Handshake heightens your chances of landing that dream job!

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Activate your Handshake account

Current students will be able to access Handshake through single sign on using your Moodle credentials; all you need to do to access the system is activate their account! Activate your account today: https://latech.joinhandshake.com/login

Alumni and Employer Partners have the opportunity to create free accounts to use the system. Email Avery Broussard, Coordinator of Employer Relations & Career Center Events, for more information at avery@latech.edu.

For your safety: How to evaluate postings on Handshake

If you are ever concerned about a job or internship posting, the Louisiana Tech University Career Center will help you research the posting. Contact the center through email at careercenter@latech.edu or by dialing 318.257.4336.

The Louisiana Tech University Career Center offers Handshake as a resource for employers to connect with LaTech students and alumni seeking internships, part-time jobs, and full-time positions. We strive to keep fraudulent postings off our system by using some common “red flags” that are considered suspicious. “Red flags” don’t automatically remove a job posting – we research the company and posting if suspicion arises and then make a decision.

You should research suspicious companies or postings, too – or don’t apply. We are sharing these “red flags” below, so you, too, can attempt to identify such scam or fraudulent postings.

The following “red flags” are general markers shared to help you conduct a safer job search and to help you protect your identity. These red flags in no way cover all possible instances of fraud or all the red flags. Therefore, please always use your own discretion when applying to a position or interacting with a potential employer.

Essentials to avoiding a job posting scam
  1. Do not give your personal bank account, PayPal account, or credit card numbers to a new employer.
  2. Do not agree to have funds or paychecks direct deposited into any of your accounts by a new employer – you should know them first. (Most employers give the option of direct deposit or a paycheck and make these arrangements during your first day or week of actual employment, on site – not before.)
  3. Do not forward, transfer, send by courier (EX: FedEX, UPS), or “wire” any money to any employer, for any employer, using your personal accounts(s).
  4. Do not transfer money and retain a portion for payment.
  5. Do not respond to suspicious and/or “too good to be true” unsolicited job emails.
  6. In general, applicants do not pay a fee to obtain a job (but there are some rare exceptions – so be careful and consult with a professional at Career Center first).

For more information on how to conduct a safe online job search, view our Student Handbook to Avoiding Job Posting Scams.