Trouble logging in? Email shanghai.careerdevelopment@nyu.edu

All activity on NYU Handshake must adhere to the Career Development Center Service Policy.


How To Use Handshake

  • You can login with your NYU Net ID credentials (Single Sign On) and begin exploring the system. All currently enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students have automatically been granted accounts.
  • Initial Log-In: When you log-in for the first time, you will be prompted to create your profile. Please click your name on the right corner and go to “Settings & Privacy” to set your work authorization status according to your own situation
  • Upload your resume, cover letter, transcript and other relevant documents
  • Keep your Profile up-to-date with your industry interests and majors
  • Search for Internships, Jobs and upcoming Events
  • Explore career-related Resources
  • Schedule a Career Coaching appointment: Please go to “Career Center” and choose “Appointment”, then you can click “Schedule A New Appointment”. You will receive a confirmation email once your appointment is approved. If you need to cancel this appointment, please do so through your Handshake account up to 24 hours before the scheduled appointment.
  • Privacy: Upon initial log-in, you have the option to share your profile information with employers by selecting or de-selecting the checkbox under the “Yes, I want employers to be able to find and view my profile” area. As a note, Handshake will default to a fully public profile unless you select otherwise.

Access the Handshake support site for additional instructions on how to use the platform.


Fraudulent Job Postings

The NYU Shanghai Career Development Center (CDC) makes every effort to screen employers and job postings on NYU Shanghai Handshake. However, if you receive a suspicious email or phone message from an employer, it is extremely important to exercise caution. If you feel uncomfortable about a job opportunity you receive by email or find on any job board, do not click on any links and do not provide any personal information.

Generally, If The Posting Or Email Contains Any Of The Following, Please Proceed With Caution:

  • Offers to pay a large amount of money for very little work
  • Offers you a job without ever interacting with you
  • Requests personal information from you such as Chinese ID number, bank account numbers, credit card information, copies of your passport or license and/or other personal documents
  • Requests you to transfer or wire money from one account to another
  • Offers you a large payment in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account — often for depositing checks or transferring money
  • Offers to send you a check before you do any work
  • Sends you an unexpectedly large check
  • Requests payment by wire service or courier


If You Are Wary Of A Job Posting Or Email, Ask Yourself The Following Questions:

  • Does this job promise a large salary for almost no work?
  • Especially if I have little or none of the required experience?
  • Does this position offer me a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the use of my bank account?
  • Does the contact's email address match the company's website domain? (i.e. XXX@qq.com rather than firstname.lastname@companyname.com)?
  • Are there multiple misspellings in the job posting or email?
  • Does the posting focus more on the money I will make rather than the responsibilities of the job?
  • Does this opportunity sound too good to be true?


If you are suspicious of a posting or email, end all communication with the employer and contact the us by emailing shanghai.careerdevelopment@nyu.edu.