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Welcome to Imperial Valley College!

Where we foster excellence in education that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character, and abilities; to assist students in achieving their educational and career goals; and to be responsive to the greater community.

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Imperial Valley College is excited to announce the launch of our NEW & IMPROVED, student & alumni online job board, Handshake, as a FREE one-stop-shop for kick starting careers.

• Get Hired: Search and apply for 1000s of jobs, internships, or volunteer opportunities based on majors & interests.
• Get Connected: Get personalized job recommendations & connect with employers directly.
• Get Access: Receive emails about available job opportunities or events directly from the Career Services Center team.



Students & Alumni

1. Login to Handshake

Go to and Login with the "SSO Login" option using your IVC credentials or you can also sign in with your email address (Please use your .edu address, if applicable.)

2. Upload a Resume

You'll likely want to have a public resume available in Handshake for employers (and the Career Center team) to see. To learn more about how to upload a document, refer to How to Upload a New Document. Once you've uploaded a resume, you can use it to fill in your profile — refer to Build Profile from Resume for more information.

3. Fill out Your Profile

Complete your profile to search for jobs & internships based on major, interests, & more.

4. Explore Handshake!

Use your home page, the top search bar, and filters to look for companies and jobs you're interested in learning more about or applying to. Remember, you can always save your searches in Handshake, so finding relevant employers and jobs will be easy



Connect today with Imperial Valley College through Handshake! Create an account and post any job/internship positions as they will be widely viewed across our district. Don't miss this opportunity to recruit your future diverse workforce!

1. Visit and enter the following information:
• Work Email Address
• Password
2. Click the blue button Sign Up, and on the next page, complete your company profile.
3. Connect with students, post positions, & receive applications.

*For a step by step instructions on how to create an employer account please visit Getting Started with Handshake – Employers.*

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Need assistance with Handshake? Connect with us at the Career Services Center through email at, by phone at: (760)355-5721, or stop by our office in Building 1600, Room 1601; Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.