As alumni, you have access to Handshake! Handshake is our online platform to connect employers, alumni, mentors and students. When registering for your free account you have three options. Whether you are searching for a job, looking to hire, or would like to become a mentor, Handshake can help.

Find a Career

Thousands of employers post jobs in Handshake available exclusively for you as CMU alumni. You can search these jobs based on your major, industry, location and job type. Find your first job, internship, or a new job on Handshake. 

  • Create your profile here (Click on "sign up for an account" then select "student/alumni") and complete account set up.
  • Be sure to select alumni and enter your graduation year.
  • Within two business days you will be approved in the system as an alumni and will be able to search, find and apply for job opportunities within the CMU network.

Become a Mentor

Sharing your valuable career experience with students just got easier. Handshake allows students to search for and connect with alumni mentors. Get involved, and give back to CMU.  Click here for more information on the Alumni Mentor Program or to join as a mentor.  

  • Create your account here (Click on "Sign up for an Account").
  • You will select "Mentor" under account type and follow the prompts to complete your account.
  • Request to connect with Colorado Mesa University by emailing us at alumni@coloradomesa.edu using the email you signed up with. 
  • Students interested in mentorship will contact you via Handshake!

Hire Students & Alumni 

Is your company looking for student employees, interns, or CMU graduates? Your organization can use Handshake to post job opportunities to the CMU community. With hundreds of students looking for jobs and work experience, Handshake can help you find who you are looking for. Joining as an employer and posting jobs is easy.

  • Create your employer account here (Click on "sign up for an account" and select "employer") and complete account set up.
  • Within two business days you will be verified as an employer by CMU.
  • You will then be able to post jobs, set up interviews and easily hire employees. 

Having trouble joining Handshake? Please contact the CMU Alumni Association at alumni@coloradomesa.edu or 970.248.1525.