Handshake is UWM’s job search and career fair platform

With Handshake You Can…

  • Search and apply for on and off-campus jobs and internships.
  • Create job alerts to be notified of positions matching your preferences
  • Attend virtual career fairs and career-related events
  • Showcase your accomplishments in your profile to attract employers


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  1. Go to uwm.joinhandshake.com
  2. Click on University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1Login
  3. Enter your UWM epantherID and password
  4. Answer the preliminary questions to set your career plan preferences.
  5. We recommend completing your profile. Click on your name in the top right corner, then “My Profile”.

Student Terms and Conditions


  1. Go to uwm.joinhandshake.com
  2. Click on “Sign up for an account” on the left side
  3. Click on the “Student/Alumni” button
  4. Select “Register for a new account”
  5. Complete the required information
  6. Click “Submit”
  7. Watch your email for a message from Handshake to verify your email address
  8. After verifying your email, please allow 2-3 business days for your account to be approved


Handshake, provides you the opportunity to enhance your brand and connect with UWM students and alumni.

How to post a job/internship on Handshake

Staff & Faculty

Reach more students and increase your applicant pool by posting your on-campus job or internship on Handshake.

How to post an on-campus job on Handshake.

Get The Most Out Of Handshake

Creating a robust, public profile allows you to expand your opportunities for engagement, jobs, internships, and professional positions after graduation.

Step 1: Add Your Career Interests and Skills
80% of students who complete the Career Interests and Skills sections are contacted by an interested employer, according to Handshake. Let employers know your strengths and the types of jobs you are seeking. Don’t be modest – own your skills!
Step 2: Upload Your Photo & Resume
  • Profiles with professional photos are 7x more likely to be viewed by employers.
  • Handshake will begin to build your profile based on your resume.
Step 3: Complete Your Profile
A complete updated profile makes you 5x more likely to be contacted by an employer.

  • My Journey: Write a brief paragraph about your career interests, accomplishments, and goals.
  • Work and Volunteer Experience: Use action verbs to highlight your job specific and transferable skills and accomplishments.
  • Organizations and Extracurriculars: Include on and off campus involvement with descriptions demonstrating your skills and knowledge.
  • Courses: List courses relevant to the jobs you are pursuing.
  • Projects: Include class projects, writing samples, portfolio, thesis, journal publications, website creations, etc.
  • Social Links: Link professional social media sites or an online portfolio i.e. LinkedIn, Instragram, etc. Do not share personal social media accounts.
Step 4: Set Up Your Privacy and Notifications
  • Make your profile public so employers can find you. Do this in the Settings & Privacy section.
  • If you participate in a virtual career fair group session, you MUST set your profile visibility to Community.
  • Configure which notifications to receive and in what format. Allow notifications for career events to stay up-to-date on CPaRC career fairs, employer information sessions, etc.

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Office Hours
Monday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am-3:00pm

Walk-In Hours
Monday: 10:30am-1:30pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-11:00am
Wednesday: 12:30pm-3:30pm
Thursday: 12:30pm-3:30pm