What is Handshake?
by Alyssa Wiese, ACDC Peer Advisor
Handshake is the new job and internship board at UNO, which offers professional opportunities to you nationwide. All UNO students and alumni are able to use Handshake free of charge. Not only can you search for jobs and internships on Handshake, but you can also make appointments with the career center, view professional events hosted by UNO and partnering organizations, and connect with other professionals and UNO students.
Making Appointments with the Career Center
Once you’ve activated your Handshake account, you’ll be able to make career advising appointments, like résumé reviews and mock interviews, with the career center. Our walk-in hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM.
Viewing Professional Events
UNO hosts many professional-based events throughout the year, and often partners with businesses in the Omaha community for many of these events. To view all our events and details, login to your Handshake account and access the “Events” page on your menu bar towards the top of your home page. Here, you will be able to view all professional events, details, and other students who have registered for the events.
Connecting with Fellow Students
Have you ever wanted to speak with a fellow student about an internship program at a particular organization? Handshake makes these connections possible. Once you’ve made your profile public, you’ll be able to connect with other students from your school. This is an awesome opportunity for networking and discovering more about the company you’d like to work for!
Connecting with Employers
Your dashboard highlights employers that actively recruit students on campus. They frequently attend career events and hold interviews conveniently on campus. For a more personalized feed, you can favorite employers that interest you most. Employers often provide contact information on their profile page, too! This is a fantastic tool to use if you have specific questions about the organization or a job posting.
Applying for Jobs and Internships
You can apply for jobs directly through Handshake. Start by clicking on the “Jobs” page near the top of your screen. Just like employers, you can favorite jobs that appeal to you. This will help to personalize your job feed to find the best-suited jobs for you. Handshake also shows you which jobs you are most compatible based on job requirements or preferences, such as GPA, major, work authorization, and school year.