Handshake is your UNK one-stop-shop for employment opportunities, career development, and employer connections. Use your UNK email and password to log in to your account and access over 5,000 jobs ranging from on-campus employment, work-study positions, internships, and post-graduation professional positions.

Based on your profile and job interests, Handshake will send you notifications regarding available jobs/internships/opportunities and other career-focused events that match your interests and qualifications. You will be able to adjust your notifications to receive them to your mobile device (push notifications), internally in the Handshake system, or by email.

Upload your resume and update your profile to make sure employers can easily identify you as a match for available positions. Handshakes' automatically updated calendar and newsfeed will keep you in the loop regarding the many career-related events taking place virtually or on campus each semester.

  • Setting up your Handshake: You will not be able to create your Handshake account until you have access to your UNK LoperMail. When you are ready, go to www.unk.edu - scroll to the very bottom of the page - click on IT Services under "Resources" - select the Handshake tile.

Note: Academic Advising and Career Development, use Handshake as their appointment scheduling system so feel free to schedule a meeting with an advisor for career readiness, academic issues, or course registration.

Contact Academic Advising and Career Development at careerserv@unk.edu if you have any issues or questions.