What is Handshake?
Handshake is your connection to your next internship or your next job opportunity, on island or abroad. Using Handshake, students are able to find curated career opportunities at all levels, from paid internships, temporary, seasonal jobs, and full-time positions that match their interests and their careers.
How to Sign Up
1. Go to uog.joinhandshake.com or download the Handshake app to your phone.
2. Click on “I’m a Student or Alumni”, enter your student email (gotritons.uog.edu), and confirm your email.
3. Create your personalized profile to get personalized job information.
4. Start exploring!
Completing your Handshake profile is important because it is your invitation to potential employers. In that brief moment, you have an opportunity to persuade companies to get a sense of who you are; when you have a complete student profile, you increase that chance. Additionally, completing your student profile makes it easier for Handshake’s system to better understand you so that it makes relevant recommendations to jobs that align to your career goals and interests.
To learn more about how to tailor your profile, check out the following links below:
You can upload several documents onto your Handshake profile such as a resume, a cover letter, letter of recommendations, and other documents (unofficial transcripts, writing samples, portfolios, etc.). These documents give potential employers a first impression of your educational and professional side.
To learn about more about to uploading your resumes and other documents, check out the following links below:
The most notable feature of Handshake is gaining the ability to search for jobs that are tailored to your profile! Of course, before you do a job search and begin applying for positions, you want to make sure that your Handshake profile is completed and that you have uploaded the necessary documents, like a resume and a cover letter (see the previous tabs to learn more).
If you’re ready to begin your job search, check out the following links below!
With Handshake, you can easily find and register for in-person events such as career fairs or company recruitment outreach, as well as virtual events that are hosted by various companies and organizations across the United States.
To dive more into this, click on the following links below:
Handshake’s platform makes it easy for you network by allowing users to follow specific companies and open up initial communication or inquiries about jobs or internship positions. In cases where applicable, you can even connect with users who previously worked at a company or internship program to get insight or perspective.
To learn how to network using Handshake, check out these links:
As with anything on the internet, it is important to always exercise caution when viewing information for jobs or internships. If you are not careful, you might leave yourself open to job scams, frauds, marketing schemes, or even identity theft.
To learn more safety practices and how to protect yourself on Handshake, check out the following topics:
The Triton Advising Center continually monitors job posts, events, internships, and company profiles in order to make sure that the information found on Handshake is accurate and legitimate. While job posts and employer profiles are regularly screened, we cannot always verify the authenticity of the information and/or compensation posted. Job/internship postings are ultimately suggestions and do not constitute as official endorsements. Companies participating on Handshake are responsible of being aware of laws and university guidelines pertaining to their postings and company information. Students who use this platform are responsible for verifying the authenticity behind job postings and exercise reasonable caution when clicking any links that lead off site.
We always recommend students to learn how to identify and avoid job scams or fraud. If you come across a suspected scam, please use the contact form below to reach out to us.
For any general inquiries.