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Potsdam Prepared: COVID-19 Updates

Information for Alumni

Job Seekers

To get automatic approval into the Handshake system and have full use of the system immediately, register using your account. 

If you are an alum who would like obtain a SUNY Potsdam email account, contact the Alumni Relations Office for assistance at (315) 267-2120 or email NOTE: Potsdam alumni have lifetime use of their email account.

  1. Request Handshake Account
  2. Choose State University of New York System – College at Potsdam from the list and read instructions
  3. Complete the registration details and click Create Account

If you used your email account, you will be automatically approved. If you used an email other than your account, you will not have access to full features of SUNY Potsdam’s account until Alumni Relations verifies and approves the request. Such features include: Jobs/Internships, Events, Career Fairs and Approved Employers.

While they wait for your approval, you will be able to:

  • Update profile
  • Upload a resume
  • Search for career fairs across the network


Register for Handshake

As an alum, we look forward to working with you to advertise your job, volunteer, or internship opportunities to current students and fellow alumni. To post jobs, you will need to create an employer account in Handshake. Here, you will have the opportunity to tailor your posting and circulate to specific class years. Candidates can apply directly on Handshake and submissions will sync with your email. 

To get started, visit:  Detailed Instructions or Employer Quick Start Guide Video 

  1. Register on Handshake
  2. Enter your work email address, create and confirm a password, and click Sign Up. Follow the prompts to create your new employer account in Handshake 
  3. Once confirmed, you will receive an email which will to include follow-up steps to finalize your account. You will then need to add State University of New York at Potsdam when asked to Connect with Schools in Handshake

Post a Job

The term Job applies to internships and volunteer opportunities. When creating the job posting you will have an opportunity to categorize the type of opportunity you are posting.

To get started, visit:  Detailed Instructions or How to Post a New Job Video

  1. Login on Handshake
  2. Click Post a Job from the home page, OR click Jobs on the left-hand navigation bar, then select Create Job toward right hand corner

  3. You will be asked to complete: Job Basics, Job Details, and Job Preferences

  4. Once completed, click Create 

  5. Career Services will review your posting for approval and then students and alumni will have access to the opportunities you made available! 

Questions or Detailed Instructions? See Handshake's Employer Help Center or feel free to email

SUNY Potsdam Email Account

If you are an alum who would like to obtain a SUNY Potsdam email account, contact the Alumni Relations Office at (315) 267-2120 or email NOTE: Potsdam alumni have lifetime use of their email accounts. You can access your SUNY Potsdam email account by logging in at

If you are unable to login, or if you have not set up security questions, CTS can attempt to override your password.  There are two options for this.

  1. Visit, in person, the CTS Helpdesk in Stillman Hall OR the Reference Desk in the Lougheed Learning Commons with photo ID and they can do it for you.
  2. If you are unable to visit campus in person, you will need to send CTS a password reset form via email or U.S. mail which is available here:

    If you have questions about the status of your request, reply to the message that will be automatically generated when CTS receives your form.

As life takes you in many directions, your e-mail address will remain a constant connection.  Be sure to join the We also SUNY Potsdam Alumni Group and Page on Facebook, along with the SUNY Potsdam Alumni LinkedIn Group.

NOTE: Your account gives you access to: