Handshake Account Visibility Settings


Did you know you had three visibility settings on your Handshake account?  If you log into your account and click on your name in the upper right hand corner, you will have an options for Settings & Privacy. This explains the three settings:



If you do not want anyone to see your profile, then Private should be selected.  However, Handshake allows you to network with employers and/or students at any of the almost 900 colleges and universities across the nation.  If you want your profile visible to employers only, select Employers.  If you want to take full advantage of networking opportunities and new features we will be promoting, then select Community.

As with all professional networking sites, you do not want to make your profile visible until you have completed the fields describing your experience, involvement, and skills.  Soon you will be hearing about new features in Handshake available under the Community setting including: 

  • Peer-to-Peer Messaging – Search for other students at UofL or any of the other colleges and universities to connect and ask questions about their career experiences.
  • Q&A – Post questions to the network where other students and employers can provide advice. 
  • Reviews – Provide a review of your internship employer and read reviews by other students.


Additional Employer Networking

You can also give employers access to your resume by making it visible on your profile.  All document visibility is controlled by clicking on your name in the upper right corner of your account and selecting Documents.  The On Profile column will have a “bubble” to check to make visible.


We recommend that public resumes not have a street address and that you provide limited contact information such as email address only.

Do not make your resume visible until you have received feedback on it from our Document Drop program, Drop-In Advising program, or meeting with your Career Coach.  Check out our website for these services. 

Remember, with resumes and profiles, “you never get a second chance to make a good first impression.”  Utilize the resources in your University Career Center!