Handshake & Roanoke College

Roanoke College and PLACE has partnered with Handshake to provide premiere job opportunities and experiences! Using Handshake is a way for PLACE Staff to connect directly with students and alumni to provide valuable life and career skills throughout their time at Roanoke College and beyond.  

Using the information and links below; students, alumni, staff, faculty, and the community can find instructions specifically for them and the primary types of services, events, and experiences the Career Center has available! You can access resources, register and attend events, apply for jobs and internships (off and on-campus), schedule interviews, and appointments with PLACE!

Current Students

Log into Handshake using your Roanoke College Username and Password to activate your account. Students are strongly encouraged to create and finalize their profile, upload resumes and other professional documents, then begin exploring the many events and career/internship opportunities!

Need help? Students can use Handshake to schedule an appointment to meet with one-on-one with staff for any of the following and much more:

  • Self Awareness & Career Exploration (coaching)
  • Job & Career Search: On-Campus & Off-Campus
  • Resumes & Professional Document
  • Interest & Values Surveys
  • Gaining Experience (Internships)
  • Mock Interviews (skills practice)
  • Networking (connections with Alumni)
  • Professional Branding (creating professional profiles and portfolios)

Handshake for Students

Use the big blue box title "Roanoke College Login"


Alumni seeking to find career opportunities can login to Handshake using the instructions available below. Alumni are encouraged to complete their profile and upload professional documents to maximize their career search efforts! Alumni should use their Roanoke College Email to sign-up. 

Handshake for Alumni

Are you interested in partnering with PLACE in assisting undergraduate students in preparation for "life after Roanoke"? Join our Maroon Mentor Program where you can provide job shadowing/career mentoring experiences, internships, or job opportunities to students as they define their career path. We invite you to register for our Maroon Mentors program, and to contact our office with questions. We welcome ALL such opportunities! If you are also an "employer," you may also find helpful information referenced in the Community Partners page of our website.

On-Campus Employers

Already signed up for Handshake? 

Use this link to access your Handshake account and campus division to list a new student job. Be sure to use the blue link titled "Log in using Handshake Credentials"

Log in to Handshake

Do you want Career Services to post a job for you?

Career Center staff will create the job posting and contact you to complete your Handshake account access to ensure you are connected with the RC Student Employment and experiences!

Campus Job Request Form

Community Partners (Employers)

PLACE uses Handshake as way to maintain and operate Roanoke College’s notification and tracking system to recruit for and fulfill employment/internship opportunities. We are very excited to be working with Handshake to better promote job opportunities and recruit candidates and would like to invite you to join Handshake with us! Employers may also find helpful information referenced in the Community Partners page of our website.

Join Handshake Today and Connect with Roanoke College

Once you’ve created an account, your organization’s account will be reviewed for approval. Approved employers with Roanoke College may start creating and posting jobs for our department to consider!

If you have any questions regarding this process, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Looking forward to having you join us on Handshake!

Email: careers@roanoke.edu or Phone: 540-375-2303; Monday – Friday (8:00 AM – 4:30 PM)