Step 1: Register for an Alumni Account
You will receive an email directly to your email address established by the Alumni Association ending in @alumni.unlv.edu to sign up for your Handshake account. Accounts registering on the site utilizing their UNLV Alumni email address will receive priority approvals onto the site - guaranteeing you see available resources first. Register online.
Step 2: Complete Your Profile
Having a complete and accurate account profile is essential to be able to effectively use Handshake. As you fill out your profile fields, you’ll see your completion percentage increase. Most services on Handshake require at least a 75% completion rate.
Register for Handshake here.
Step 3: Discover Jobs
Handshake is the largest database for employers looking to hire college-educated employees. More than 500 positions are posted to the site every week representing part-time jobs, full-time employment, internships, and more from a wide variety of industries, disciplines, and fields. If you’re looking for a job, your first stop should always be Handshake.
Step 4: Request an Appointment
All Career Services appointments will now be booked directly through Handshake. Appointments can be requested for resume/cover letter assistance, job search support, mock interviewing, general career development questions, and more. When you request an appointment, please provide details on what services you would like to cover
- From the Handshake front page, click on “Career Center.”
- Follow the prompts for to book your appointment.
- In most cases, you’ll have the option to speak to someone in-person, by phone, or by Google Meet.