Information for Students and Alumni
Who can use Handshake?
All currently registered LMU undergraduate and graduate students and alumni are eligible to utilize Handshake at no cost (Loyola Law School students and alumni do not have access to Handshake). Please confirm your “Career Interests” section is completely filled out to gain full access, this can be found by clicking on your name or initials found in the top right corner.
I’m a student; how do I gain access to Handshake?
LMU undergraduate and graduate students have accounts preloaded in the system. Your Handshake username and password details will be the same as your LMU log-in credentials. You can utilize single-sign-on via MyLMU. You will need to confirm your “Career Interests” section is completely filled out to gain full access, this can be found by clicking on your name or initials found in the top right corner.
I’m an alum; how do I gain access to Handshake?
Alumni that graduated in Fall 2015 or more recently will have pre-populated accounts that they can access with LMU credentials.
Visit careers.lmu.edu/handshakealumni to create an account. After submitting, please allow 2-3 business days for account approval. Once approved, you will gain full access to apply for jobs and make appointments with career coaches. Please confirm your “Career Interests” section is completely filled out to gain full access, this can be found by clicking on your name or initials found in the top right corner.
How do I update my career interests?
- Click on the circle icon in the top right corner of your Handshake dashboard
- Click on "Career Interests"
- Fill out the short form to update your interests and receive targeted event and employment recommendations
Please note: There must be at least one item selected in each of the Career Interests sections to be considered complete. Completing your Handshake profile unlocks full access to Handshake features, including scheduling appointments with CPD coaches. A completed Handshake profile is also five times more likely to be noticed by employers.
How do I schedule a career coaching appointment?
- Log in to Handshake
- Confirm your “Career Interests” section is completely filled out
- Click on the “Career Center” dropdown menu
- Click on “Appointments”
- Click on the “Schedule a New Appointment” button
- Select the appropriate category
- Select an appointment type
- Scroll down or select by week to view upcoming available appointments and click on the desired appointment
- Add required appointment details
- Click on the green “Request” button to request the career coaching appointment
Watch our step-by-step Handshake How-To video here to set up your account.
Why do I see "There are no available appointments" when scheduling a new appointment in Handshake?
Make sure you have completed the "Career Interests" section of your Handshake profile by following the instructions above. If you have verified that your Handshake Career Interests are complete and you are still seeing the message "there are no available appointments," try choosing a different coach or appointment type. If this doesn't resolve the issue, visit the CPD virtual lobby for help, no appointment necessary, or email email@example.com.
I need to update my profile. My class year (or other information) is incorrect; how can I change it?
Pre-populated information in Handshake is updated regularly for currently enrolled students from your Prowl account, which is controlled by the Registrar’s Office. Any changes to your information must be requested through the Registrar’s Office.