Stay tuned for the invitation email to access your new Handshake account!

We are excited to inform you about a transition that will enhance how you search for jobs, internships, and events that match your career interests. In mid-June, Career Services will be adopting a new dynamic recruitment platform called Handshake; a contemporary job/internship search tool and career planning software that is being used by 120,000+ top employers (including 95% of Fortune 500 companies) looking to hire college students just like YOU!


  1. After June 16, you will no longer be able to access GauchoLink. In the meantime, we strongly encourage you to login to GauchoLink and save any critical information you have uploaded onto the site that you would like to keep for your personal records, ex. resumes, cover letters, profile information, etc.
  2. Around June 19, you will receive an invitation email from us to join Handshake, via your Umail account. The email will contain all the information you need to set up your Handshake account at UCSB.

Once you’ve activated your account, you will be able to

  • quickly and easily find the best jobs and internships with personalized job recommendations based on your major and interests;
  • show off your best self to employers through a rich, customizable student profile;
  • register for on campus interview dates, employers information sessions, career fairs, workshops, and
  • interact with recruiters in a virtual space in order to learn about job/internships opportunities, company culture, campus visits, and much more.

After you set up your account, we strongly encourage you to access the online training videos and informational tutorials to help you understand how to best take advantage of Handshake. 

Our Career Peer Advisors will be available to guide you throughout this transition; you can find them in the Career Resource Room in Building 599. Although a conversion of this magnitude will certainly not come without some challenges, we’re committed to doing all we can to ensure a smooth transition. Thank you in advance for your patience while we make this critical improvement to our processes.

Stay tuned for the invitation email to access your new Handshake account!

Handshake Transition