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Career Center: Student Career Planning and Development


Handshake for Students

The Spelman College Office of Career Planning and Development is pleased to introduce Handshake, our new hub for all things college to career – jobs, internships, career fairs, events, and more.  It has replaced Spelman CareerLink as the Career Center’s primary career services system.

Handshake Features

  • Internship, part-time, full-time job search
  • Career exploration resources
  • Career related workshops and presentations
  • Employer events including Career Fairs
  • Works great on your phone!
  • Robust Help Center
Ready to take the next step on your career journey?  It all begins with Handshake!

Check out the downloadable Handshake Guide and Handshake’s Support Center for getting set up.

Access Handshake

NEED ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE?  Handshake representatives are responsive and eager to troubleshoot for you! You can reach out by selecting the Help link in the blue navigation bar at the top of your Handshake screen.

You can also contact the Career Planning office by calling 404-270-5273 or emailing

Please note: Handshake is best viewed with completely updated web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • ExpandWhat can I do with a Handshake profile?
  • ExpandHow do I complete my profile?
  • ExpandHow do I upload my resume?
  • ExpandHow do I search for job and internship opportunities?
  • ExpandHow do I apply for a job/internship?

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