Talent, Meet Opportunity
Handshake is the University of Arizona’s job board and career development platform.
Why should you log in to Handshake?
- Get hired. Discover and apply for on-campus jobs, local part-time jobs, internships, and full-time work.
- Get discovered. Get messaged by employers that specifically want to hire Wildcats.
- Get connected. Message your peers for tips and advice on internships, interviews, and more.
- Get involved and make an impact. Find all the career-related, resume-building events on campus, all in one place.
Students & Alumni: Log in and Get Started!
Every current, degree-seeking UA student has an account on Handshake ready and waiting, just log in with your UA email address. If you aren't a recent graduate (within the past 2 years), just create a new account.
Optimize Your Search Strategies
Search by "Position Type" and "Job Function" (these are required of employers). Also, search by your major or concentration or for positions you match based on your profile.
Create Search Agents
To receive alerts for new opportunities, build search agents in the "Advanced Search" tab within "jobs and internships" and set the frequency of your e-mail alerts in the "Saved Searches" tab.
Upload Your Resume and Cover Letter
Upload your resume and other application materials through the "documents" tab. Appropriately label your resumes and keep in mind that your label is visible to employers.
Conduct Company Research
Review organizations' profiles in the "employers" tab, read reviews left by peers and follow the employer to receive notifications of new job postings or to find out when they'll be on campus.
Handshake offers students the ability to ask other Handshake users any question or answer a question another user posed.
Message Other Students
Students and alumni who have their profiles publicly available can send messages to each other, even if they attend another college or university.
Benefits of Peer Messaging:
- Identify students and alumni with a similar background to you
- Ask a follow up question to a published Review or Q&A
- Reach out for advice related to professional experience
Get involved and Make an Impact
Register for Career-Related & Employer-Focused Events
Quickly and easily register for on-campus events, including career fairs, networking receptions, and employer information sessions. Prepare for the events by reviewing critical details and lists of participating employers.
Register for Skill Building & Hands-On Programming
Find programming that helps you develop in-demand and transferable skills employers seeks the most. Design Thinking Challenges, Build the Skill and Fast Tracks Programs can help you through online and in-person activities.
Handshake allows employers to connect with UA students and alumni. While we screen employers and the positions they post, it is very important that you as a job seeker exercise common sense and caution when applying for jobs on Handshake or any other job application system. Learn how to identify and avoid employment scams.