HireARattler powered by Handshake

Handshake is the #1 way college students and alumni find jobs. Rattlers, join today to explore career options, find jobs, internships, and connect with employers hiring at FAMU.


1. Log in.

We’ve already set up a HireARattler account for you. Just go to famu.joinhandshake.com, and log in with your iRattler username and password.

2. Introduce yourself.

Your profile is your time to shine, so don’t be shy about listing your accomplishments. Because the more potential employers know about you, the better the chance they’ll reach out. Make sure to list all of your hard work – in the classroom and out – in your profile.

3. Tell us what you want to do and where you want to be.

Set your preferences for the types of jobs and locations you’re interested in, so we find the right opportunities for you. Because searching through hundreds of job postings that don’t fit isn’t a good use of your time.


Your Personal Career Management Tool

Career Exploration & Management

HireARattler powered by Handshake allows you to create a profile that highlights your skills, experiences, education, coursework, and interests. You can also upload your resume and other professional documents, follow employers and create and save multiple job searches. You can sign up to get emails about new job opportunities and career events.

Jobs & Internships

Thousands of employers post job and internship opportunities on HireARattler powered by Handshake each year. Search here first for part-time or on-campus jobs, and for jobs internships across the country. And many employers hold interviews right on campus for positions they’ve posted in HireARattler powered by Handshake!

A Complete Profile is Important

The more you complete your profile in HireARattler powered by Handshake, the easier it is for us to match you with job and internship opportunities that are relevant to your interest and skills. A complete and public profile will allow employers to find qualifies candidates for their internships and jobs – like you!

Events & Workshops

HireARattler powered by Handshake has information on all career-related events and workshops on campus, including career fairs, workshops and presentations, employer information sessions, and campus trips off campus to visit employers. With more than 50 events each year, you’ll be sure to find events that help you meet your career goals!

Do I Need a Resume?

While you don’t need a resume to join HireARattler powered by Handshake, quickly uploading a resume will allow HireARattler powered by Handshake to import the information on your resume to the fields on your profile, saving you time. You will need a resume when you begin applying for jobs and internships.

How Do I Apply for Positions?

You can easily apply for positions by clicking the “apply now” button in a job posting on HireARattler powered by Handshake. Some jobs allow you to apply right from HireARattler powered by Handshake, while others will direct you to an external site. Make sure to follow the employer’s instructions!

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