Pilots — you’ve probably heard about Handshake by now. Maybe you’ve noticed the yellow logo in your Single Sign On…? You may have even seen the yellow hand chair around on campus! But…have you used it yet? WHAT IS Handshake???
Handshake is the University of Portland’s new Job and internship board! With this customizable online tool, you can discover new opportunities! Connect with great companies and non-profits! Show off your best self to employers!
One of the [many] great things about it, is that it can be a totally personalized experience! Based on the preferences that you set, Handshake will show you the types of internships and jobs that you’re qualified for and interested in. You can browse by location, industry…and many other categories based on what you’re looking for.
- You’ll discover awesome jobs and cool companies, both in the Northwest and all over the country!
- You can connect with employers and apply for jobs directly through Handshake!
- You can customize your dashboard and “favorite” jobs that you’re excited about!
- You can schedule appointments directly with Career Center staff, if you want to go over your application materials or anything else career/calling-related!
If you’re reading this as a current student, then guess what? Great news! You already have an account in Handshake—all you need to do is activate it! Students and alumni can log in by clicking on the yellow Handshake icon in UP’s single sign on or with your up.edu email at https://up.joinhandshake.com/
The Career Center will be doing Handshake Orientation during our Drop-In Hours during the first week of classes, so come by and we’ll be happy to show you all of the cool features! You can also download the mobile app available through the Apple store.
Time to get started and shake hands with your future!