Campus Employment Process for First-Year and Transfer Students

Handshake: Our Job/Internship Database

Use Handshake to search for internships, full-time, and part-time jobs on and off campus.

  • In mid-August you will receive an invitation (via your K email) to join Handshake and complete your profile. Note: campus employers often don’t start posting on-campus jobs before this point.
  • When you get your invitation, activate and update your profile follow these easy steps:
    1. Visit the Join Handshake website and click on the blue button that says “Kalamazoo College Sign On.”
    2. Use your KNet Username and current password to sign in. Follow the prompts to activate your profile. Once your account has been set up, you can:
      • Use the “Jobs” tab to search for on- and off-campus employment.
      • Use the “Internships” tab to filter your search for an internship by location, employer, major, and other fields.
      • Click on the “Events” tab to view career-related events such as workshops or employer visits.
    3. Important Note: If you are looking for an internship or professional position and your current term GPA is above 3.0, it is recommended that you make this information public to employers.
  • Many campus jobs are already posted in Handshake. You’ll be able to apply directly to specific jobs AND/OR employers may reach out to you because of skills you include in your profile.
  • Some campus employer application instructions may include the submission of a resume.