10 Things about your University Career Center account in Handshake

  1. To log in, follow the instructions at Get Started > Students

  2. On your first-time-login, before activating your account, it is recommended that you:
    • Deselect “Yes, I want top companies to be able to find and view my profile!”
      When you have completed your Profile and are ready, then you may select “Make Profile Public.”
      You may toggle this choice at any time, inside your Profile.
    • Read the Handshake Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
  3. If your profile is publicly available, you appear in employer search and filtering results.
    Employers may filter by single fields or combinations of fields.
    Majors are filtered on primary education.
  4. You may review and apply for all jobs posted in the University Career Center Handshake account, whether or not your Profile is publicly available.
    If you apply for a job, then your Profile becomes available to that employer, even if you have not made your Profile public; documents submitted with the application and Visible documents attached to your profile become available to that employer.
    If your Profile is public, any of your Documents marked Visible are also public.
  5. For students currently enrolled or who have been admitted for the upcoming term, the following fields will be periodically and automatically updated from current enrollment information in the university student record: wright.edu email address; first name; last name; year in school; education level; major(s) and concentration(s); affiliated college.
    If a currently enrolled student or one admitted and registered for the upcoming term edits automatically updated fields in their profile, the student’s edits will be overwritten on the next scheduled automated update.
    If you believe that automatically updated information is not correct, contact RaiderConnect to request corrections to your university record.
    The student manually maintains any fields not included in the automatic update.
  6. After graduation, update your year in school to “Alumni” by selecting your name in the menu for the drop down option = My Profile. Your year in school appears in the banner; select the pencil icon to edit.
    Until routine deactivation, information in your automated fields will continue to reflect details associated with your most recent student record at Wright State.
    Automatic updates to primary education fields will start again with any new registration at Wright State and will overwrite previously existing information in those primary education fields that are included in the automatic update (see #6).
    To be found by and accurately represented to employers, alumni returning for new enrollment must manually manage any primary education fields not included in the automatic update.
  7. For all automatically imported and updated accounts, email address is locked against editing.
    The email address in the account is used for University Career Center and employer communication.
    Keep using your wright.edu email address after graduation
  8. Routine deactivation:
    Students who are admitted for a particular term but are not enrolled per the university’s 14th day report will be deactivated in that term.
    Each semester, the University Career Center will deactivate records lacking activity during a one year lookback period.
    If a deactivated student enrolls for a new program at the university, their account will be reactivated and the primary education fields will be automatically updated (see #6) for the duration of their new enrollment.
  9. Logging out:
    Although you select “Sign out” in your Handshake account, it will remain open as long as you have open any other Campus Username and Password authenticated applications or accounts.
    Sign out of all authenticated accounts and then close your browser window(s) to fully exit.
  10. Applications for a Wright State University Career Center Handshake account by individuals who were students registered prior to January 1, 2016, are subject to review.
    Request for an account does not guarantee an approval.