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Handshake: Your Source for Jobs and Internships

What is Handshake?

  • Handshake is the #1 way college students find jobs.
  • Handshake partners with schools and employers to bring the best opportunities to students.
  • This recruiting platform is used by employers in all industries nationwide including Fortune 500 companies.
  • Students can create their profile and the system will recommend jobs and help you easily search and filter based on your interests and skills.

Benefits for Students and Alumni

  • Gain access to customized job and internship search features.
  • Discover local, national and international job and internship opportunities.
  • Free resources and templates from NECC Career Services.
  • Get discovered by employers who can search student profiles and message you through the system.
  • Connect with your peers and alumni for career tips, advice, and company reviews.
  • Store your resume and other career-related documents so they are ready to use.
  • Access everything in one place – jobs, internships, career events, job fairs, and more!

Looking for remote work?

Once you have activated your Handshake account, use this link to review job postings and search “remote” in the job search tab or filters. 

Instructions for Students

Instructions for Students

Claim your student Handshake account using your NECC log-in credentials.

For more information about completing your profile, check out the following guides:

Instructions for Alumni

Instructions for Alumni

NECC Alumni are able to create a Handshake account and request connection to Northern Essex Community College for access to job and internship opportunities.

Note: Before applying to any position on Handshake, students should review NECC’s Career Services Disclaimer.



Northern Essex Community College uses reasonable efforts to ensure the legitimacy and appropriateness of employers and postings in the Handshake system. Students and alumni are advised to always exercise caution and judgment when responding to any online communications including employment opportunities. The College makes no representations or promises as to the quality or character of the employers or opportunities being offered. Before applying to any position on Handshake, be sure to look at the company’s website to ensure its legitimacy and to determine if the employer’s email address is from a company’s valid email account. If you have questions or concerns regarding the legitimacy of an employer account or job posting, please contact or call 978-556-3947.

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