Handshake is a networking and job search tool available to students and alumni. Handshake lets employers and alumni post exclusive job and internship opportunities, just for Luther students and alumni. Handshake has apps for iOS and Android, as well as a website.

Accessing Handshake

Current students

Sign in at luther.joinhandshake.com with your Norse Key. If you can’t sign in, contact the Technology Help Desk.


Alumni should use their personal email for Handshake rather than their Luther email address.

If you already have a Handshake account associated with your @luther.edu address, you should change it to a personal address in your Handshake settings.

If you’re creating a new account OR logging in with personal email, go to luther.joinhandshake.com and choose to “sign in with your email address”. Use your personal email address rather than your Luther email address.

If you can’t access your Handshake account, update your email address. You should be able to recover access using your updated email within 3 business days. If you’ve updated your information and still can’t sign in, contact the Career Center.

Using Handshake

If you need help navigating or understanding the app, Handshake’s Help Center is a great place to start.

If you understand how to use Handshake but want guidance for using it effectively in your job search, the Career Center can help.

If you’re looking for on-campus work study or summer employment positions, Student Employment can help.

Finally, if you’re having a technical problem, like signing in or downloading the app, contact the Technology Help Desk.