Handshake (formerly Career Gear)

Handshake serves as our online career services portal that provides easy access to job and internship postings, on-campus recruiting, career fairs, employer contact information and scheduling counseling appointments. It connects current students and alumni with potential employers to help build meaningful careers.

Students and alumni can open the door to endless opportunities by landing a job or internship, or discovering companies and on-campus events. Employers can strengthen their team by locating and engaging with a diverse set of candidates with just a few clicks. Sign in today!

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PLEASE NOTE: The Career Development Center carefully screens all employers, job, and internship postings to protect our students from employment and internship scams. We strongly encourage students to use their own discretion when applying for positions and to report to us anything that seems unusual, irregular, or mismatched to the position for which they are applying. Contact our office at 828-262-2180 or at careercenter@appstate.edu and we will assist you.

Contact Us

Rm. 369, John E. Thomas Hall
287 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608

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