NEW: Handshake is a career management tool, offering UA students and alumni access to jobs, internships, and a range of other services including campus interviewing and resume referrals.
To gain access to Handshake, you must be enrolled for a minimum of one credit hour in the current or a future term, or be enrolled in an orientation session for a future term and have made payment. Once your UA Webmail account is created, it will take 24-48 hours for all databases to update. When that's completed, you'll be able to login using the link below.
*If you are an alumni, employer, or faculty/staff, log-in through your unique portals on the upper-right hand corner of this page.
Profile & Job Listing FAQsClick or enter to reveal information below
My Academic Information in my Handshake Profile is incorrect. What can I do?
All fields in the Academic Information section of Handshake, other than your major, are pulled directly from the University Information System.
Current students can make certain demographic changes using UAccess Student; however, you will need to contact the UA Office of the Registrar . These changes may require 24-48 hours to be reflected in Wildcat JobLink.
How do I change my password?
You cannot change your password from within the Handshake application.
If you are a currently-enrolled student at the UA, we use your UA NetID as your Login to Handshake. To change your NetID password, please visit the UA Account Website .
UA Alumni who wish to change their password may do so at the Career Services home page by selecting 'My Account'.
My major is not listed on the drop-down menu in the Academic Information section of my profile.
If your major is not listed on the drop-down menu, send an email via the feedback box on the Wildcat JobLink home page to notify us so we can make the necessary changes.
I am just looking for a campus job. How do I do that?
After logging in to Handshake:
- Select 'Jobs & Internships' from the 'left-hand menu.
- Under the filters/Job Type, select "On Campus Student Employment"
- Relevant jobs will appear to the right of the filter.
- Click on the "Apply Now" green button (upper right hand side) to apply directly to the department that has listed the job
What is the difference between Work-Study and non Work-Study jobs?
When a job listing says that a Federal Work-Study award is required, you will need to take your award letter from Financial Aid with you to apply. Students who have not been awarded Federal Work-Study do not qualify for Work-Study jobs.
On-campus non-Work-study jobs are student positions that are available to all students.
I don't want to receive notifications from Handshake. How do I change my settings?
Handshake notifications emails can be turned on/off. From any screen, click on your name in the upper right hand corner. In the drop down menu, select 'User Preferences." On the next page on the left side of your screen, choose 'Notification Preferences'. You indicate how you'd like to receive notifications, if any.
Document Services FAQsClick or enter to reveal information below
How do I upload a resume?
- Your resume should be created in a standard word processing program. See 'A' Resume Guide for help
- In Handshake, in the left-hand menu, select 'Documents'
- Click on 'Add New' in the upper left corner to upload a new resume
- Give your resume a title. Please note that when you submit a resume to a prospective employer, they can see your name and the title name of your resume. Use a professional title to name your resume (e.g. Finance Resume, Intern Resume, etc.)
- Use the 'Browse' button to locate the file on your computer that contains your resume
- Click on 'Submit'
You can upload a Word document or a .PDF. In addition, you can upload a cover, transcript or other document to your profile.
What is a "default" resume?
If you are a participant in either the Career Services On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) Program or the Eller Graduate School Campus Interviewing Program, your default resume is the document that is used for employer referrals.
The default resume is denoted on your document list in bold print or with an asterisk (*) when displayed in a drop-down list.
How can I revise or change my documents (resumes and/or cover letters)?
Resumes can only be modified in the original file. After you have made the necessary changes in your original document file, you can upload it over your existing document.