What is Handshake? 

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Handshake is the one-stop online career management system for students of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.


In addition to being the place where you can search and apply for internships, part-time, and full-time jobs, you can also use Handshake to:

Who is eligible to use Handshake?

Only current USF Sarasota-Manatee students and alumni can access Handshake. USF students from the St. Petersburg and Tampa campuses must gain access to Handshake via their home campus.

USF Sarasota-Manatee Students

All active USF Sarasota-Manatee students have an account created for them at the start of their first semester. To access your account for the first time, go to usfsm.joinhandshake.com. All students must use their full mail.usf.edu email to sign-in. Please review the How do I sign-up for Handshake page to begin.

USF St. Petersburg and USF Tampa Students

Because all USF campuses are using Handshake, students can only access their home campus’ system. Please contact your respective Career Services office to gain access.

USF Sarasota-Manatee Alumni

All USF Sarasota-Manatee graduates have free, lifetime access to Handshake. Additional services are available to alumni and some may have a nominal fee associated with them. 

If you do not already have a Handshake account, please DO NOT create one. You will not be synced to USF and will be unable to see and apply for jobs. Instead, please email Sar-Career1@sar.usf.edu with the following information:

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