SUNY New Paltz is a HANDSHAKE School

Handshake replaced Hawkhire in fall 2021


Handshake is the Career Resource Center’s online database for posting internship and employment opportunities.
Both students and alumni can use Handshake free of charge.


Follow these three simple steps to activate your new Handshake account:


1. Navigate to
2. Select our school from the dropdown
3. Complete your profile


And the rest of your activation and on-boarding will be explained along the way!