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Tickle College of Engineering Migrates to Handshake for Enhanced Employment Opportunities

Beginning July 1, 2024, the Tickle College of Engineering’s Engineering Professional Practice will transition from using Grad Leaders ProConnect to the Handshake platform. This strategic move aims to streamline the employment search process for both students and employers, reducing the number of programs required and simplifying the registration for multiple recruiting events.

Handshake is a comprehensive career services platform widely adopted by universities to connect students with potential employers. By consolidating services into Handshake, Tickle College of Engineering students will experience a more integrated and user-friendly interface for managing their career development.

This migration to Handshake reflects Tickle College of Engineering’s commitment to providing its students with the best tools for their professional development, ensuring a seamless and efficient job search experience.


To get started, students should visit the Handshake Student Portal at Handshake Login. Use your NetID as your username and your UT password for the password field. After logging in, it is essential to complete the “My Profile” and “Career Interests” sections under your name. This ensures that your profile is detailed and tailored to your career aspirations.

Furthermore, make sure to complete all sections and upload your resume under the “Documents” choice. This step is crucial to begin your search for full-time jobs, part-time jobs, or internships effectively.

Handshake Student Portal

Learn more on how Handshake can help you get the job here:


EPP is still here to help you with your co-ops, internships, and part-time positions. Handshake is an easy interface for employers, and offers powerful applicant filtering options, which can increase efficiency in your hiring process.

Here is what you need to know regarding the transition:

Add Handshake to Your Email Safe List

Please add to your email “safe senders” list today. Making this adjustment will ensure receipt of all UTK invitations and updates.

Invitation to Join

If you have not already joined UTK Handshake, your invitation to join will be emailed to you. Once you receive your email invitation from UTK Handshake, please complete the step-by-step prompts for setting up your free account.

New Job Postings

The last day to post new jobs in our current system will be Friday, June 14, 2024. After this date, all new jobs must be submitted through Handshake, so it is important that you set up your account as soon as you receive your invitation to join, even if you do not currently have jobs to post.

Handshake Employer Portal

Please contact Scott Cousino at or 865-974-5323 with any questions or concerns.

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