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Career Counseling :


Career Counselor offers virtual one-on-one advising for all current students and alumni to help them reflect on their strengths and values, and pursue opportunities that match their unique interests to design personalized career plans. 


We can also administer ‚ÄĮCareer Tests ‚ÄĮincluding Strengths Finder and The Strong Interest Inventory to help you clarify your career path and articulate your brand. Make an appointment today!‚ÄĮ¬†




‚ÄĮCommon Career Counseling Topics :¬†


  • Career Exploration¬†

  • Networking¬†

  • Internship and Job Search Strategies¬†

  • Interview Preparation¬†

  • Resume, Cover Letter & LinkedIn Reviews¬†

  • Graduate School Planning and Applications¬†

Handshake :


Handshake is SF State's online career management platform for students, alumni and employers. With over 10,000+ employers, 10,000+ jobs, 2,000+ internship listings and growing, activate your Handshake today! 


  • Find and Apply¬†for jobs & internships targeted to SF State students. Thousands of new opportunities are posted each month!

  • Schedule¬†an appointment for help on career exploration, resume/cover letter writing, interview preparation, and more.¬†

  • Join¬†events to gain strategies for building your career.¬†

  • Attend¬†job fairs & info sessions to network with employers.¬†



Current Student Login Instructions :


If you are a current student and you have a campus email, or, follow instructions below to login. 


  • Go to:¬†¬†

  • Click on the blue button that says¬†San Francisco State University SSO¬†¬†

  • Enter your credentials for SF State Global Login and click on ‚ÄúLogin‚Ä̬†

  • Complete your profile*it is recommended that you upload your resume first as it will populate items in your education, work and other sections*¬†



Alumni Login Instructions :


If you graduated from SF State, please follow the instructions below to get a Handshake account. 


  • Send an email to¬†

  • Include your first and last name (include previous name if it has changed since you graduated)¬†

  • Include your student id number (if you remember it)¬†¬†

  • Include the email you would like the account to be created with¬†

  • Include your major and year of graduation¬†