Where Students Find Jobs

Handshake is the way college students find jobs, internships, on-campus student employment, career fair/event information, and make employer connections. Whether exploring your options or targeting a specific path, Handshake and Career Services in the Link Center can help.

  • Explore jobs and internships from thousands of employers locally, regionally, and nationwide 
  • Browse and register for career fairs and career events 
  • Get personalized job recommendations based on your major, interests, and more 
  • Manage your profile and connect with top employers 
  • Access exclusive resources like GoinGlobal and StandOut 

Alumni: you can also access Handshake. Please visit our Handshake for alumni page for more information.

Employers: if you’re interested in posting jobs and internships to Handshake, please visit our employer resources information.

Search. Connect. Apply. Get Hired! 

From searching for jobs and internships to making an appointment with a career consultant, Handshake is your go-to tool for all things career at UW-Superior. Be sure to review Handshake’s terms and conditions.

Setting Up Your Handshake Profile

Create your Handshake profile to share your education, experience, projects, skills, interests and more along with a space to include a professional photo of yourself.  

Upload Your Resume

Along with profile information, upload professional documents (such as resumes, CVs, and writing samples) to your Handshake account. If you upload documents, remember to include a clear and professional filename for each one.  

We recommend uploading a general resume to your Handshake profile, if you feel ready and comfortable doing so. Here are some tips for creating your resume. Saving your resume and cover letter in your profile will speed up applying for jobs. Here’s how:

  • Upload your documents: Click on your account initials at the top right-hand corner of your profile. Click on My Documents then Add New Document to upload.  
  • Buzz Tip: keep these up-to-date in Handshake as you continue to build your resume!

Profile Privacy

Handshake allows you to control the privacy of your profile, giving you the power of determining who can and cannot see your information. By default, none of your Handshake profile information is viewable to employers, students or alumni. 

When you are ready to show employers what you have to offer, we recommend that you set your profile to ‘Community’ to be viewable to employers, students, and alumni, if you are comfortable with this. This increases the chances that you will be found by others for jobs, internships, and career connections. Check out Handshake’s profile privacy settings for more information.

Visit Handshake Often

We recommend that you log in to Handshake daily. Your Handshake browsing experience should automatically refresh with recommended opportunities just for you. 

Keep Your Info Up-To-Date

Once your Handshake profile and career interests are up-to-date, here are some next steps: 

  • Check your inbox regularly. Be sure to log into your uwsuper email account regularly for career info, event and invitation emails related to your Handshake career interests.
  • Keep your career interests updated. As your career interests and experiences continue to evolve, update your selections so you can keep Handshake working tailored just for you. The more up-to-date you keep your profile, the more Handshake helps by providing you with information about internships, programs and jobs that are targeted specifically to your interests. 

Search for Jobs and Internships on Handshake

All of the top employers (including 100% of the Fortune 500, tech start-ups, nonprofits, and more) are hiring students like YOU on Handshake. Use your Handshake account to search and apply for job and internship opportunities

  • To explore postings, log into Handshake and click Jobs. Narrow down thousands of opportunities by using filters and keywords. You will find postings for both off-campus and on-campus student employment opportunities.
  • See opportunities you’re interested in? Save the postings by clicking on the blue bookmark icon. Handshake will send you notifications and similar postings based on your saves. 
  • Want to search for specific employers? Click Employers at left to explore companies you’d like to learn more about and view their open positions. You can also read reviews from students who previously worked there. To discover new employers, use the filters bar to refine by location, company size, and/or industry.  
    • Tip: you can follow employers you like and receive email alerts when these employers post new jobs and events on Handshake. Following employers also helps improve your individualized job recommendations. 

Attend Career Events

Handshake is where you can find UW-Superior career events (like career fairs and workshops) as well as relevant employer-hosted virtual and local events. 

  • In Handshake, click Events 
  • This will bring you to a list of all upcoming events.  
    • Sort by Relevance to find events suggested to you by Handshake based on your profile info and history.  
    • Sort by Date to see all events in upcoming order.  
    • Filter events by event type or day using the filters at the top. 
  • Click on the event to find a description and register to attend. 
  • Handshake will create a schedule of events you’ve registered for and send reminders as the event approaches. 
  • Click on the Career Fair filter to view upcoming in-person or virtual career fairs and register to attend