Handshake

Handshake is UWM’s comprehensive employment platform where students, employers, and alumni share career information, events, and job opportunities.

Handshake

Already have a Handshake Account? Log in here! 

What can you do with Handshake?

  • Locate Jobs & Internships: Search and apply for on and off-campus opportunities
  • Create Job Alerts: Get notified of positions matching your preferences
  • Find Virtual Events: Attend career fairs and career-related events
  • Get Discovered: Showcase your accomplishments in your profile to attract employers

Get Started

Students

  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”.

Alumni

  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

Employers

Handshake, provides you the opportunity to enhance your brand and connect with UWM students and alumni. On Handshake your position is visible to UWM’s 28,000 students and 150,000 alumni, and it is free for employers!

Please visit Post a Job/Internship to get started.

Staff & Faculty

Reach more students by posting your job or internship on Handshake. Student employment is an important part of professional and educational development. Working during college is not only helpful financially, but on campus jobs help develop students’ soft skills, provide networking opportunities, and helps students transition into professional roles.

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 these two 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 that demonstrate your skills and knowledge.
  • Courses: List courses relevant to the jobs you are pursuing.
  • Projects: Include things such as 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.
  • Configure notifications for which you would like to receive and in what format. Allow notifications for career events so you will know about CPaRC career fairs, employer information sessions, etc.

Avoid Job Scams

It’s rare a fraudulent job listing would slip through on Handshake, but it does happen. Students should always review job postings carefully for signs of fraud on any job listing. See how you can detect and avoid job scams.

If you are in doubt about an opportunity, don’t hesitate to contact the Career Planning and Resource Center at 414-229-4486 or careerplan@uwm.edu