Student/Alumni Virtual Help Desk:
(Tu: 10am – 2pm ET | Th: 10am – 2pm ET)

Student/Alumni Virtual Help Desk:
(Tu: 10am – 2pm ET | Th: 1pm – 4pm ET)

Employer Virtual Help Desk:
(MW: 12pm – 2pm | TuTh: 11am – 1pm ET)

Rutgers Handshake Access - Faculty/Staff

Rutgers Handshake is the official career management platform for Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Managed by Career Exploration and Success, Rutgers Handshake provides students access to employment opportunities, career-related events, and appointment scheduling with a career advisor.  While students already have access to Handshake via their NetID and password, staff and faculty will need to request access to use the system.

For Rutgers Staff and Faculty: 

Career Exploration and Success has two methods for campus partners to access Rutgers Handshake:

  • Create a "Demo" Student Account
  • Request Administrative Access

Create a "Demo" Student Account (for most staff/faculty): Campus partners who work with students and/or alumni in an advising role can create a "demo" student account in order to receive career-related updates, view which employers are recruiting on campus, and share opportunities with students. Contact the CES career technology help desk at to request a demo student Rutgers Handshake account. Please include your NetID in your email message.

Request Administrative Access: For campus partners requesting to use Rutgers Handshake to manage their career appointments or internship/co-op programs, please contact Barbara Thomson, Associate Director for Technology & Data Management, at Please refer employers who want to post positions or recruit on campus to our employer relations team at or 848-445-7287.