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Handshake: How to Log In

Current BU Students and Recent Alumni

1. Go to: bu.joinhandshake.com

2. Enter your user name and password.

  • Click on Boston University Student Login.
  • Enter your BU credentials: username and Kerberos password.

Tips for using Handshake

  • Click on Career Interests in the drop-down menu at your name and answer the questions. This will allow Handshake to show you results that will fit your goals.
  • Complete your profile to improve your search results. Click on My Profile in the drop-down menu at your name or click on your name in the profile strength box on the left when you log in.

If you’re having trouble, please call us at 617-353-3590 or email bucareer@bu.edu.

All Other Alumni

If you already have an account
1. Go to: bu.joinhandshake.com

2. Enter your email address and click the continue button

3. Click on the link at the bottom: Log In using Email and Password
(NOTE: do not click the button for student login)

4. To set a password, click on the forgot password link below the log in button.

5. Follow the instructions in the email you receive to set a password.

6. Go back to bu.joinhandshake.com

7. Enter email address and click the continue button

8. Click on Log In using Email and Password

9. Enter password and click the log in button

If you don’t already have an account
1. Submit a request and a member of our staff will be in touch with you.

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