Online Job Board



Handshake is Cooper Union’s online job, internship, and recruiting system. Handshake is only accessible to Cooper Union students and alumni. To gain access to the platform, students and alumni must first create an account and have it approved by the Center for Career Development.

Sign up for Handshake! For instructions on how to create your account see here.

Handshake allows students and alumni to: 

  • Schedule career counseling appointments. 

  • Find job and internship opportunities.  

  • Discover events and programs. 

  • Connect with other students or alumni and employers. 

How to schedule an appointment: 

  • Fill in your class year, degree type, graduation year, and major.  

  • On your profile page, click on the top right drop-down menu titled Career Center. 

  • Click Appointments and then Schedule a New Appointment. 

  • Choose a Category and then an Appointment Type. 

  • Select your Appointment Time. 


How to request on-campus interviews (current students only):

After logging into Handshake, you will see tabs at the top of the page.

  • Select Jobs.
  • Select On-Campus Interviews.
  • Requesting an interview does not guarantee you will be selected for one.

Here are further details on how to request an on-campus interview. Please read the Center for Career Development’s recruiting policies for on-campus interviews.



The Cooper Union Center for Career Development does not endorse or recommend employers, and a job posting does not serve as an endorsement or recommendation. The Career Center works hard to ensure high-quality opportunities for our students and alumni. It is the responsibility of the jobseeker to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for opportunities. 

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.