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Handshake is an easy-to-use platform where students and alumni can find full-time and part-time internships and jobs, as well as volunteer opportunities. Employers can post positions and host events to advertise openings at their organization. Every year, Handshake facilitates thousands of connections.


Handshake offers training modules for new and advance users alike. Learn how to set up and manage in-person and virtual career fairs, maximize student registration in events, leverage the analytics tool, and more through the Handshake Academy.

In addition, Los Rios has established policies and procedures for consistent application of the tool. Los Rios career pathways and job service staff are required to follow these policies when vetting and approving employers, jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities and events. In addition, the manual outlines our general operating procedures, such as response time, assignments, and flagging fraudulent postings.

LRCCD Handshake Policies and Procedures Manual


Unlock the potential of Handshake! Faculty members, you hold the key to empowering your students on their journey to securing a prosperous and fulfilling position within their chosen field of study. Dive into the possibilities of integrating this versatile tool into your classroom and help students build the bridge between their studies and future careers. Handshake is not just a platform but a catalyst for fairness, ensuring that every student, regardless of their background, has an equal access to meaningful opportunities.

Incorporate Handshake In the Classroom

System Enhancements and Issues

The Handshake Help Center serves as your main resource for addressing any issues encountered within the system. Often times, there is an easy workaround or solution that can be found through the Handshake Search Tool.

In cases where there is not a solution, you may report a bug or request a system enhancement through the Handshake Issues and Enhancements Submission Form. District staff will review and log the requests, troubleshoot issues, and submit a ticket if needed. All enhancement requests will be reviewed by the Handshake Committee prior to submission.

Handshake Committee

The Handshake Committee aims to optimize the use of Handshake and increase the number of students who find internships and jobs. The committee convenes quarterly to share best practices and establish consistent processes and procedures.

Posting Student Jobs and Internships on Handshake

Handshake provides an excellent platform to advertise on-campus jobs and internship opportunities for students. If you would like to post a position on Handshake, contact the appropriate office at your college for assistance:

American River College

Cosumnes River College

Folsom Lake College

Sacramento City College

If you need funding to hire an intern, consider the Learning-Aligned Employment Program (LAEP). LAEP provides wage reimbursement for eligible students to gain work experience in their field of study.

Subject Matter Experts

Each college has a designated Subject Matter Expert (SME), who serves as the College Point of Contact for addressing inquiries and assisting with the use of the tool, as well as providing training for new employees. Your SME is well-versed in all aspects of Handshake and can help you maximize its functionality. If you have any questions about how to use Handshake, please feel free to contact your Subject Matter Expert: