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Why Handshake and What Is It?


Handshake is a nationally used powerful recruiting platform, enabling employers to connect with talented students and alumni from WGU in a single click.  



Get connected. Get discovered. Get WGU Handshake.
A career community for students, alumni, and employers.

By logging in to your WGU Handshake account, you agree to review the “How to stay safe in your job search and avoid posting scams” guidelines.

To create a student account, you must be at least 16 years old to use this service. If you are not 16 years of age, please have a parent or legal guardian fill out this form and submit it here to use the service (click on "I'm a student or alumnus" and follow the prompts).

Don’t know your WGU Credentials? Click on the “Can’t access my account” link near the login area at 

To login with the mobile app(s): use your WGU username and password for single sign on (SSO).

WGU Staff & Faculty Access


Campus partners who work with students and/or alumni in an advising or mentoring role can create a demo student account to receive career-related updates, view which employers are recruiting WGU talent, and share opportunities with students and alumni. This is intentional. To best assist your students, your experience should mirror exactly the experience of a student as they navigate through the platform. ​​​​​​

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Additional Job Boards

This is the official job site of the United States Federal Government. It's your one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information.

This site provides links to all the State Job Banks in the nation, as well as access to job banks for veterans and government.

This site connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.

This site only aggregates jobs from company websites. The search engine indexes over 22,000 company websites and updates those job listings every night.

With the tagline, "Job Search Made Simple." Simply Hired is building the largest online database of jobs on the planet.

Work From Home
Review this blog for tips and links to find remote career opportunities.

College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Interactive media solutions connect students and grads to great careers.

"Zuna" means "abundance" in a number of African languages. Adzuna aims to be the most abundant classified ads site on the web, and to bring you the best ads sooner than anyone else. Hence the name Ad-zuna.

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