Welcome to FAMU’s Virtual Career and Professional Development (CPD) Center!
Here you’ll find resources such as blogs, jobs, and events specific to you to help you embrace your career and academic journey, and explore FAMU’s career resources in one central space. No more accessing multiple websites or offices to find the information you need to make more meaningful and informed career and academic decisions. Explore this Virtual CPD Center to learn more about the variety of available jobs in your community and view helpful advice for advancing your career or academic studies.
Frequently Asked Questions
Current student 1st time in Handshake
Every current FAMU student has an account in HireARattler powered by Handshake. Students will go to famu.joinhandshake.com and login with their iRattler credentials (username & password).
Here is an article from Handshake that will assist current students with the first-time login experience.
Student/alumni Handshake accounts, may opt-in or opt-out of notifications or promotions. When setting up the account, the “profile visibility” setting controls how you will receive information. You have three options: Community, Employers, or Private.
You may also opt-out of notifications by clicking the “unsubscribe” link found at the bottom of each Handshake email.
FAMU email notifications from Handshake
Students have two areas that they receive emails and notifications from Handshake.
- Outlook – FAMMail (@famu.edu)
- “Messages” tab within the Handshake system
FAMMail has two categories for emails, “Focused” and “Other”. Handshake emails will be located under “Other”. When setting an appointment, registering for an event, etc. make sure to check the “Other” folder to view any notifications. You may also add email@example.com as a contact in our email. When doing this, Handshake emails will now filter to the “Focused” section of our FAMMail.
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