Handshake Login Help


Current Students

Go directly to Handshake (https://portlandstate.joinhandshake.com)
  1. Click on Portland State University Sign On.
  2. Sign on with your Odin account and password (enter your email again if prompted). If you do not remember your Odin ID and password, please call OIT 503-725-HELP (4357).
  3. Spend time completing your entire profile in order to get the best experience and personalized recommendations.
Many questions about using Handshake can be answered on their 24-hour support website. Log in, go to Help in the upper right-hand corner and select Knowledge Base. 
For technical support, select Contact Support from the Help menu and create a ticket. 

For those requiring a reasonable accommodation: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act 
Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to 
apply for a position or once you receive a position with Portland State University, please call 503-725-
4926 or email askhrc@pdx.edu.

Access to Handshake is granted for new students after orientation and registration for their first term.


Access Handshake (https://portlandstate.joinhandshake.com): 

  1. Select Sign up for an account in the blue box.
  2. Choose Student/Alumni option.
  3. Register a New Account. (PSU email accounts expire approximately six months after graduation: do not use your pdx.edu account).
  4. Please enter the graduation year and degree you earned at PSU in your profile.
  5. You will get a pending email. Once approved, you will get a confirmation email.
  6. Confirm your account and be sure to complete your profile all the way for the best experience and personalized recommendations. Tip: upload your resume first to save time.