Interested in learning more about how the Career Development Center can help you, our Mercyhurst alumni?


Handshake is an online job posting platform. At Mercyhurst, we are connected to thousands of employers –  alumni searching for jobs and alumni who know their companies hire college graduates will find Handshake to be a great asset. 
Unlike other job posting systems used by college career centers, when an employer creates an account and posts a job in Handshake, that one account and posting connects to all of the institutions they choose to connect to (currently over 700 colleges and universities). 

The goal of Handshake is to even the playing field for college graduates in the work force, so they make it very easy for employers and user friendly for students. 

Creating an Account

Creating an account is simple! Click the button below, and register as a student/alumni. 

Questions? Please contact Director of Career Development, Heather Balas at or 814-824-2078.
Fill out my online form.