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Career Tools

Handshake is an online career management system that provides a number of services to Southern’s students and alumni. Handshake is a place where you make appointments with the Life Calling & Career Services counselors, where employers post jobs and internships, as well as where information about career fairs will be posted. It is a great opportunity to leverage Southern’s connections and reputation to your benefit.

Handshake Login and Getting Started

  • Visit the login page to get started - southern.joinhandshake.com/login
  • Students use your Student ID Number and password to log in or use your SAU email address.
  • Handshake will take you through a few questions to connect you to the most relevant opportunities.
  • It only takes about five minutes to complete your profile. Check out these start-up videos for additional help.

Handshake Mobile

  • Handshake has an app available in the App Storeand on Google Play
  • Set up notifications so you know when your favorite companies post jobs, what career events are happening on campus, and when an employer contacts you, so you never miss an opportunity or a deadline.
Career Services partners with PathwayU, an online career counseling companion to guide users toward discovering purpose and meaning while exploring majors and occupations that align with their interests, personality, values, and workplace preferences. In addition, PathwayU offers other resources, including detailed career matches, occupational exploration, a job and internship board, and work preparation tools.

How to access PathwayU
Southern students, staff, faculty, and alumni are eligible to use PathwayU.

Visit PathwayU to sign up for your free account or to learn more, watch this three-minute video.

PathwayU will help students develop critical insight into their career and calling choices. By understanding their preferences, students will be able to make wiser decisions regarding their career development.

Career Services partners with Big Interview, an online software for better interviewing skills. When preparing for a job interview, it's not enough to just read advice — you need to put that advice into practice! That's why Big Interview isn't just a training course. You'll also get hands-on practice with mock interviews tailored to your specific industry, job, and experience level. Big Interview goes way beyond the “interview advice” offered elsewhere and provides you with the tools and feedback you need to become really good, really fast. Big Interview's proven, step-by-step system combines expert video lessons and our interactive interview practice tool to help you land the job. 

How to access Big Interview
Southern students, staff, faculty, and alumni are eligible to use Big Interview. Download their app or visit Big Interview to sign up for your free account today!


Log into your HANDSHAKE account, click on "Career Center" then "Appointments" then "Schedule a New Appointment".