If you would like to delete your Handshake account, you may do so by contacting Handshake's Support Team and request a deletion.
If your school has partnered with Handshake, you'll need to contact your school's Career Center directly to inform them of your deletion. Most institutions sync student information into Handshake as a service provider. When an account is deleted from Handshake, but not updated in the student information system, the next time the institution runs the sync, the account will be re-created (but defaulted to an unactivated account: fully private and not shared with anyone).
1. Indicate you want to delete your account by submitting a ticket to our Support Team with the email address associated with your account.
2. When the request is received, our team will respond to acknowledge the request and confirm the intent to delete the account.
3. Once you confirm you'd like to delete the account, our team will confirm applicable Data Privacy Rights. After a short processing period, we remove all personal and identifying data from the profile, search results, and user directories, then archive it within our system, unless required otherwise by your institution (if they've partnered with us).
Our team may first try to help you update your account settings to accommodate common concerns resulting in deletion requests — providing these steps enable you to still enjoy the benefits of a Handshake account.
Recommendations instead of deleting your account
If you're not currently looking for a job or internship, you may choose to update your career interests — refer to step 4 in Update Your Career Interests.
If you have concerns about your account or data privacy, refer to Profile Privacy Options in Handshake.
If you would like to change your settings for notifications and emails received, check out Default Notification Preferences to make the desired updates.