Handshake is Penn’s one-stop online clearinghouse for relevant career programming, career fairs, and internship/job opportunities from over 125,000 employers hiring across career fields. CHOP Postdocs have access via Penn Career Services.

*CHOP postdocs hired in October 2019 or later are automatically registered for Handshake. Fellows will receive an welcome email 1-2 months after their hire date (processing times vary). 

*CHOP postdocs hired in September 2019 or earlier must contact ATOP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to initiate the registration process. 


Once registered, you can get started on Handshake by taking these 4 steps:

1. Log on to Handshake and complete the “Career Interests” section to customize your experience.

2. Sign up for targeted CareerMail newsletters about programs, resources, and job announcements, from Penn Career Services. CHOP Postdocs should sign up for the list dedicated to “Current PhDs in STEM Fields.”

3. Upload a resume to automatically complete your profile.

4. Book an appointment with a Career Advisor and search for job and internship opportunities, Career Services workshops and programs, and upcoming employer visits at Penn.

Questions may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.