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.

Get started on Handshake by taking these 5 steps:

1. To set up your Handshake account, please email Tara Giangrande at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your PennKey and Penn ID number. If you do not have a PennKey and are a CHOP employee, you can request one here. If you already have a PennKey, but don't remember your Penn ID number, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

3. 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.”

4. Upload a resume to automatically complete your profile.

5. 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.

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