How to Create an Employer Account Linked to Your Student Account

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It's possible that you may want to create an Employer account using the same email you use for your Student account. Here's how to do that! 


How to set up Handshake Login Credentials (if you typically sign in using Single Sign On)

In order to have both your Student account and your Employer account connect, you may first need to set up Handshake Login Credentials. This is likely because you are currently logged into Handshake using your school's Single Sign On. Employer users do not have access to sign in with SSO for security purposes. 

If you already have a Handshake password created, you can skip to the section below to create the employer account. 

Begin by creating your Handshake Login Credentials first. You can do this by following these steps:

1. Go to

2. Enter your email in the text field under "Please sign in with your email."


3. Click Next

4. Click Get Started


5. Follow the instructions sent to your email



6. Create your password, which needs to be at least 12 characters long: 


When you've set your password successfully, you'll see this page: 



This will not re-create your University Single Sign On Password. This is a completely separate password, used for Handshake purposes only. Once you're able to log into your Handshake account using this newly created password, you can now create your Employer User Account.

**Please Note: You will need to sign out of your Handshake account for this next process. You can do this by clicking your name in the top right corner, then click on Sign Out. 


Create an Employer Account

You can now register for your employer account by going to and using the exact same credentials that you just created to register for that account. It will ask you to authenticate your password. This is the same password that you just created.


Once you complete this step, you will have an employer account connected to your student account. You can toggle between the accounts by using the drop down menu under your name.

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