Join Handshake

August 2016: The Center for Career Development is excited to announce our partnership with Handshake, the ultimate career network for students. As of July 1, 2016, Handshake replaced JobCenter to become your one-stop-shop for launching your career. A Handshake account was automatically created for all new and returning students at Lebanon Valley College.

With Handshake, your job search will be powered by the Center for Career Development’s advanced online tools available on your mobile device through the Handshake app.

  • Relevant news feed of job and internship opportunities
  • Personalized job recommendations based on your major and interests
  • An easy way to register for and attend career fairs
  • Managing your on-campus interviews with top companies

To Create Your Profile:

Initial Log-In: When you log-in for the first time, you will be prompted to create your profile and upload a resume into the system. Basic student profile information - including major(s), minor(s), and GPA - will automatically sync from your LVC records. Please review this information to be sure that it is accurate!    

  • You can select View Your Profile on the left-hand navigation bar at any time to add or edit profile information or documents. 
  • The Documents tab will allow you to add resumes, cover letters, and other application materials (as well as build your profile directly from your uploaded resume). 
  • Notification Preferences allow you to determine how you want Handshake to communicate important information to you – via push notifications, general notifications, and/or email.
  • Select View Your Interests on the left-hand navigation bar to specify your career interests based on geographic location, career goals, and industry/job preferences. Complete this section to receive more relevant opportunities and personalized recommendations!

  The more you include in your profile and career interests, the better Handshake can populate your news feed with opportunities that matter to you.  Be sure to update this information regularly to ensure it stays relevant to your current interests and aspirations.

Please note, regarding employer access to student profiles: Upon initial log-in, you have the option to share your profile information with employers by selecting or de-selecting the checkbox under the “Yes, I want employers to be able to find and view my profile” area.

  • You can change this setting at any time by visiting your Profile Settings.  Choose the Account tab and find the checkbox to change your preference (public vs. hidden).
  • You can elect to hide your GPA even if you have a public profile.  Simply visit your Profile Settings, select the “Edit” icon (a small pencil) and locate your GPA within the Education field. You can then un-check the box that says "Allow employers to see this field" Handshake will default to a public GPA for a public profile unless you select otherwise. 

Click the logo to access your Handshake account using your LVC username and password

For Technical Support in Handshake:

Click on "Help" in the upper-right hand corner and then select "Contact Technical Support" to speak with a member of the Handshake team. You can also email 

Please note: Handshake is best viewed with completely updated web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari)