What is Handshake?
Handshake is Reed's online career platform for jobs, on-campus jobs, internships, and opportunities around the country and world. You can schedule appointments with CLBR advisors, search employers and jobs, view other student's profiles, rsvp to events, and more.
New students are pre-loaded each year over the summer (in June or July); you'll receive a welcome email from CLBR when your account is ready. All students and alumni should use the link below to sign in. Choose the Reed College Login option and sign in with your IRIS credentials (student work supervisors should use this link instead).
Communities of Purpose
We label jobs and employers in Handshake with the relevant community or communities of purpose that relate to them. Search jobs by community of purpose now:
- Arts and expression
- Citizenship and community living
- Education and human potential
- Entrepreneurship and business strategy
- Globalization and diplomacy
- Healthcare and the cure of illness
- Investing and financial responsibility
- Research, tech, and innovation
- Sustainable life on earth
Opportunities for Funding
Opportunities in the non-profit space are not always paid. To help in your pursuit of experience in the non-profit sector, Reed makes competitive summer funding available. We label some unpaid positions as "summer internship award candidate" when we think those positions might be a good candidate for applying to Reed funds (Summer Internship Awards, maybe others). This is not a guarantee of eligibility, but it is a good place to start looking.
Learn about Handshake
Explore the Handshake help center for students and alumni.
Handshake on mobile devices
Handshake apps are available for Android and iOS.
Beginning with the class of 2010, your account is pre-loaded and you can sign in with your IRIS credentials using the Reed College Login option just as current students do. Check out this guide to IRIS credentials if you have trouble using the Reed login option. Using the Reed College Login with your IRIS credentials is the most reliable way to access Handshake for all students and alumni, and the only method we support.
Alumni from the class of 2009 and beyond will need to sign up for an account. Handshake will encourage you to use your reed email address; ignore that advice and use any address you want that isn't the .edu address for another school (other schools might use that .edu address for Handshake accounts through those schools). You can definitely use your @alumni.reed.edu address. Once we approve your account you'll be able to sign in via the Reed College Login option as well.
Do you need to use Handshake to post on-campus jobs or manage job posts for on-campus work? Sign in to Handshake for student work supervisors below, and bookmark app.joinhandshake.com for the future. Make sure to sign in as an employer, and not as a student. Find more resources for student work supervisors on the Student Work Office website.