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Connecting Passion and Purpose to Career 

A Mary education prepares you for a life of meaning by matching your individual calling to a career path that is fulfilling, of service, and uniquely yours. With the dedicated support of our career services office, you’ll have access to the tools, knowledge, resources, and guidance you need to realize your professional and personal goals. Handshake, a free online resource, connects Mary students and alumni with employers.

Finally, the university’s alumni association and family — over 25,000 strong — provide students and graduates with a growing network of leading professionals literally around the world.

Handshake for Students

When you log in to Handshake for the first time, you’ll receive a series of prompts about your skills, coursework, extracurricular involvement, and other background experience. These five areas round out your Handshake profile. However, the cornerstone of your profile is your Education and Resume. We recommend paying close attention to these areas and updating them regularly:

  • From the “For You” page, click on your name on the left. Update the "