Career and Academic Advising

Handshake Login Guide

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.

Wright State Student Employment Supervisors, Time Card Approvers, Job Posters: How to Get Account, How to Login

On-Campus Student Employment

BEFORE YOU TAKE ACTION: Review Policies, Procedures & Protocols:

  1. To request your Handshake account for Wright State Student Employment (SE) activities, email
    • Submitting an account request directly to Handshake will delay your access.
  2.  Career Services 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, On-Campus Supervisors: How to Get Account & Login (PDF).

External 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.

Not sure who to contact? Email Lance Cauley, Associate Director, Career Services,

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.