Carnegie Mellon University

Handshake for Alumni

All Carnegie Mellon University alumni are eligible to create a Handshake account using their official alumni email address (xxxx@alumni.cmu.edu). 

Depending on your graduation year, there are two ways to create your account:

Graduates from May 2020 to present:

  1. Your email address in Handshake has already been changed to your alumni email.

    Your alumni email should be AndrewID@alumni.cmu.edu. You can login at http://mail.alumni.cmu.edu.
  2. Login using the link below the CMU Sign-On button that says, “You can also sign in using your email address”.

Graduates between May 2017 and December 2019:

  1. Email recruit@andrew.cmu.edu with your new alumni email address and request an alumni account.

    Your alumni email should be AndrewID@alumni.cmu.edu. You can login at http://mail.alumni.cmu.edu.
  2. Upon receiving a verification email in your alumni email inbox, click the link to create a new password.
  3. Login using the link below the CMU Sign-On button that says, “You can also sign in using your email address”.

Graduates Prior to May 2017

  1. If you don’t already have an alumni email, email alumni-email@andrew.cmu.edu to request one.
  2. Visit https://cmu.joinhandshake.com/register, and enter your alumni email address to start your registration.
  3. After registration is complete, login to your alumni email account to confirm your email address.

 CPDC staff will then approve your account (it may take up to 2 business days).  If you have problems creating your profile or updating your information, please email recruit@andrew.cmu.edu.