Plan your future with confidence

We equip students to impact the world.

Handshake is the tool for student success. This platform aims to support students and alumni so they can move confidently through their academic and career journey during their time at Biola and beyond.

We invite employers and mentors to connect with Biolans through Handshake to recruit and invest in the next generation of influencers.

Students and Alumni

Here's what you can do through Handshake:

Apply for jobs and internships

Handshake gives you access to hundreds of employers who are looking to hire Biolans. Whether you are looking for an internship, part-time or full-time job, Handshake brings employers directly to you.

Students and Alumni — Please note that you are invited to log in using your Biola Net ID.

Our newest Biola students will have access to Handshake after they have begun registering for classes.


Academic Advising

Before scheduling an appointment with the Advising Center, please meet with your a your faculty advisor first if you have questions concerning your major/minor, course selection or graduation.

Schedule an appointment with the Advising Center if you are an undecided student, want to know about study abroad, are considering adding or changing your major/minor, or have questions about academic success.

Career Advising

If you have questions or need help with career direction, job searching, internships, resume writing, interview preparation or graduate school planning, then the Career Center would love to meet with you.

Online Success Coaching

Success Coaching is for online degree completion programs (applied psychology, biblical ministries and business management). If you are seeking Academic Advising, Career Advising, or General Advising, schedule an appointment with your Success Coach or Career Advisor.

Schedule an Appointment

Handshake Technical Support

As you create your account, make an appointment or register for an event, we have technical support available to guide you along the way. Learn more with these two-minute videos and step by step guidelines.

Still have questions? You can give the Career Center a call at (562) 903-4875, or send us an email at


Do you want to step out and make yourself available for one-on-one connections with Biola students and alumni? You can create a mentor profile today to let students know you are ready to connect.

Curious about what the mentor process will look like in Handshake? Take a look at these helpful resources to get started.

Register as a Mentor

*Mentor profiles are separate from alumni profiles.

Already a mentor through Biola's previous mentor system (FirstHand)?

Access Your Existing
Mentor Account


Post jobs and internships

Post job or internship opportunities free of charge on Handshake to make it accessible to more than 6,000 students — and thousands more alumni.

Request or sign up for events

Sign up to table at one of Biola's career expos or graduate school fairs, create an announcement for an event at your organization, host interviews on campus or request a unique recruiting event to match your needs. Learn more about how to request an event by reading this article on Handshake.

Handshake Technical Support

As you create your account, post a job or request an event, we have technical support available to guide you along the way. Learn more with these two-minute videos and step by step guidelines.

Still have questions? You can give our office of employer relations a call at (562) 903-4876, or send us an email at

Log in or Sign Up

On-Campus Employers

With hundreds of on-campus jobs available, and countless internship and off-campus job opportunities, we are excited to help you post your information all in one place. Fill out the form below to let Human Resources know you have a position you would like to recruit for, and they will post it on your behalf.

To see your job posting along with all of the other Handshake resources, log in with your Biola email in the student/alumni channel at any time.

Have questions about your recruiting process or pay rate, or need other student employment details clarified? The Human Resources office at Biola is your hiring resource. Contact the department at (562) 903-4757 or

Student Job Posting Request