You may be interested in setting up an Employer account using the same email address you use for your Student account. If so, Handshake provides you with the opportunity to do that!
Set up Handshake Login Credentials
To have both your Student account and your Employer account connected to the same email, you'll need to create Handshake Login Credentials. This is because employer accounts do not use SSO to sign into the platform.
💡Note: your Handshake credentials are not the same as your school's Single Sign On (SSO) login that you may use to access Handshake. This is a completely different password that is associated with Handshake only.
If you already have a Handshake password created or do not use SSO to login, you can skip to part two below to create the employer account.
To create your Handshake Login Credentials, refer to How to Set Up Handshake Login Credentials (if you're unable to use Single Sign On).
To reset you password, check out Reset the Password for a Student Account in Handshake.
Create an Employer Account
Now that you have Handshake credentials set up with your email, you can register for your employer account!
Tip: we recommend using an incognito window for the following steps to make sure your browser doesn't recognize your student account.
2. Enter the email address for your student account, then enter and confirm your Handshake credentials that are associated with your account.
3. You'll receive an error message stating the email address is already associated with an existing Handshake account. In order to create another account with this email address, you must enter the password for your existing account with the same email address - Enter the password associated with your student account.
💡Note: This is the same password created in part one.
3. Click the blue button Sign Up.
After signing up, you'll need to finish creating your employer user account. For outlined steps creating your employer account, refer to Create an Employer User Account, Join a Company, and Connect with Schools.
Once the account is created and confirmed, you'll have an employer account connected to your student account!
Tip: once logged in, you can toggle between the accounts by clicking on your name, located in the upper-right corner of the screen, then clicking Switch Users.