Career Services

Handshake Login Guide

On this page:

About Handshake

A networking platform for students, alumni and employers, offering a variety of opportunities

  • On-campus student employment, off-campus student employment (generalist positions), internships, co-ops, volunteer opportunities, fellowships, and career positions requiring college education.
  • Career Services workshops, presentations, career fairs and employer-hosted events - both virtual and in-person.
  • For pending and recent grads: First Destination reporting.

Students: How to Login

On-Campus Student Employment

Review Policies, Procedures & Protocols:

You do not take action to create a Wright State Handshake account. Your account is created automatically when you register for credit hours. 

How to login to your Handshake account

  1. Select the link on this page Student Login to Handshake.
  2. The first time you log in, you may be asked to select your school: Wright State University.
  3. On the Handshake login page, select the option to log in with campus username and password, which will direct you to a Wright State authentication page.
  4. On the Wright State authentication page, enter your campus username (w#) and the associated password, like you do for WINGS access.
  5. Email if you have questions or have difficulty accessing your account.


Alumni: How to Login

Find your First Destination Survey

Pending & Recent Graduates:

  1. Inside your Handshake account, select the Career Center module.
  2. On the Career Center page, select First Destination.
  3. On the First Destination Surveys page, complete and submit your survey.
    • Your survey link is unique to you.

Alumni Instructions

If you do not have WINGS login credentials:

If you have WINGS login credentials:

  1. Select the link on this page for Alumni Login to Handshake.
  2. On the Handshake home page, select Students.
  3. Select the option to login with Wright State campus username and password.
  4. Enter the same campus username and password that you use to log in to WINGS.


For Wright State On-Campus Employers only:
How to Get Account, How to Login for Posting On-Campus Student Employment Jobs

On-Campus Student Employment

To request an account for posting on-campus student employment jobs in BEFORE YOU TAKE ACTION: Review Policies, Procedures & Protocols:

  1. Email to request your Handshake account for posting on-campus jobs in Handshake. 
    • Delayed access will result if you submit a request to Handshake.
  2. Student Employment staff will create your Handshake account and send you a follow-up email with login and other instructions.
  3. Already have an account but forgot how to login? Select the link on this page, Wright State Employers Only: How to Get Account & Login (PDF).


For External (Off-Campus) Employers:
How to Create an Account or Login

Visit Campus In-Person or Virtually

Arrange activities in our various colleges and majors.

  • Info sessions
  • Tabling
  • Special programs
  • Career fairs

Contact Career Services Career Consultants.

  • Employers offering internships, co-ops or career positions requiring college education;
  • Employers offering generalist positions with schedules that can accommodate currently-enrolled students.

Need to create a Handshake account?

  1. Select the link on this page for External Employers: Login to Handshake.
  2. On the Handshake home page, select Employers.
  3. Select Sign Up.
  4. Follow the prompts in Handshake.
    • Before you create an account, know the exact name of your Employer's Profile, as it is represented in Handshake - you'll be asked to connect to the Employer Profile.
      • There may be multiple Employer Profiles with the same or similar employer name or acronym.
      • Not sure which Employer Profile to connect to? Email

Already have an account?

  1. Select the link on this page for External Employers: Login to Handshake.
  2. On the Handshake home page, select Employers.
  3. Select Log In.
  4. Select Sign In With Your Email Address.