Career Success

Career Success

SHSU offers career success using Handshake. Handshake is an online career management system for students, alumni, and employers.  The Handshake platform serves as a job board and professional networking site connecting SHSU students and alumni to jobs, internships, career events, and presentations hosted by the Career Success Center.  Handshake is used by over 650,000 employers, including all Fortune 500 companies! Thousands of job and internship opportunities are posted on Handshake by employers specifically looking to hire students and alumni.

Employment Search

Alumni looking for employment through the SHSU Career Success Center will need to create a Handshake account. Go to and select Sam Houston State University as your school choice.  For questions and information about the Handshake process, please call the Career Success Center at 936.294.1713.

Hire Bearkats

Employersare you wanting to HIRE BEARKATS?

Post your full/part-time jobs and internships in Handshake. Follow this guide to get you started with Handshake and a few extra tips for you.

  • You can create an account or link with your employer and start registering for career fairs, post jobs, and request rooms for on-campus interviews.
  • Make sure to fill out your Company Profile as completely as possible for students to review.
  • Make sure the email address you provide is your official business email account, such as 

Be A Speaker

Are you interested in being a guest speaker for the Career Success Center during one of the many career development presentations hosted every semester? The Career Success Center conducts multiple presentations each semester covering a wide range of topics - Resumes, Interviewing, Networking, Career/Internship Hunting, Professionalism and Personal Branding, the list goes on.

If you are interested in being a speaker, please contact our Director of the Career Success Center - Benji Cantu - directly at

More Questions?

Check out the Bearkats Get Hired Page.