In the photo above Mr. Dale Demyanick, CPA & Partner at Lumsden & McCormick, LLP meets with Gino Cammilleri, Zachary Kinnaird and Alex Darrow to discuss their internships.  Gino and Zachary have been offered positions upon graduation and Alex has been offered another internship.

National Research shows that students who participate in internships are more likely to be hired and more likely to remain with that employer.



Handshake is a job board and recruiting platform that enables students to search for full-time and internship opportunities and to manage their job search process. Handshake works with mobile devices and allows you to remain current with relevant information for your career search.

To access Handshake, click the link below and select the correct login information (Students, Alumni, Employers). Current students can log in with their Daemen email as their User Name and their Daemen ID as their Password.

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Handshake serves as the central employment hub for Daemen College students and alumni, connecting you to job and internship opportunities from a variety of locations and industries. Students and alumni have the ability to post resumes, sign-up for on-campus interview days, connect with employers, and apply for positions.

Students are able to directly log into their Handshake account by clicking on the For Students button and then clicking on "Daemen College Student Login." Make sure you are already logged into MyDaemen BEFORE clicking on the For Students button. 

Alumni can create an account by visiting and selecting the Students/Alumni tab. If you already have a have a Handshake account, select the For Alumni button and sign in by clicking on "Log in Using Email and Password." For new accounts, select "Register a New Account." You will be prompted to create a password and verify your name and email for your account. All alumni accounts are verified and approved by the Career Services Office. Accounts are typically approved and granted access within 24 hours of account completion. 

Welcome to Handshake

In order to use our services, you must activate your account.  Once activated, you may:

  • Search for jobs or internships
  • Upload your resume and if you choose, allow access to employers
  • Review your job search history
  • Receive e-mails about programs, services, and job-related topics


*See Where Some of the Classes of 2014-2015 are Employed

What Is An Internship?

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting.  Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. Internships must be approved by the faculty and Career Services prior to beginning the internship.

Every 40 hours of work experience is equal to 1 academic credit hour; the maximum number of credit hours per semester is 6.  The maximum number of internship credit hours is 12.

Click on the following for an overview of how internships work: Organization Internship Overview

Why Should You Do An Internship?

  • Career Exploration Opportunities:  Explore whether your interests, skills, personality, and values fit within a particular career field.
  • Skill Development:  Enhancement of needed skills, increased self-confidence, and a better understanding of the position.
  • Related Work Experience:  The ability to gain experience in a field related to your major.
  • A Network of Contacts:  Establishment of relationships with people who work in the same field who can help you find employment.
  • References:  Supervisors and professionals who can provide you with verbal and written recommendations

Remember, you can use Handshake to look for internships that have been posted for Daemen students.  Although Handshake is updated with new listings on a regular basis, you should also search other websites for postings, such as, which posts opportunities of interest to all majors.  Below are some options that Daemen offers:

Internship Options:

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