Handshake Information

Handshake is the one-stop location for all University of Nebraska-Kearney students to visit when searching for internships, work study, part-time, full-time, and seasonal employment. Student Employment Services (SES) works with UNK Career Services to help connect students to whatever position they're looking for. These job listings are posted on Handshake either through SES or through Kearney area employers. SES makes it easy to connect students with employers and it's FREE of charge.

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Handshake includes many videos, tutorials, and articles on how to best utilize their services for both employers and students.

Questions and Feedback

Students and employers are encouraged to provide feedback to our office regarding their employment experiences through the use of our service. For additional services information,  contact our Student Employment and Career Services Teams with any questions. 

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SES works hard to help students connect with employers for job opportunities while attending school. Employment on UNK's campus is often in the form of "Work-Study" Employment. However, there are employment opportunities off campus, too. Students will know if they've been awarded Federal Work-Study aid by checking their Financial Aid tab on MyBLUE. If a student does not have Federal Work-Study aid awarded to them, they may seek employment on campus in the form of "Student Worker" positions. Be sure to note different titles on Handshake.

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What is Work-Study Employment?

If a student displays a specific amount of financial need on their FAFSA, the federal government awards them aid in the form of Work-Study employment. This aid does not distribute directly to a student immediately; it is redeemable through obtaining a Work-Study position. Through the Work-Study program, the federal government agrees to pay three-fourths of the wages for a student in any Work-Study position they obtain. The employer pays the remaining one-fourth of the student's wages. This makes it easier for Kearney employers to provide jobs for students in need of part-time employment.

Questions About Work-Study and Your Eligibility?

Visit our Work-Study FAQs or contact UNK's Work-Study Coordinator for more information about Federal Work-Study and your eligibility for this type of financial aid.

Disclaimers for Students

All hiring and compensation for work performed by student employees is handled directly between the student and the employer. SES does not perform background checks on students applying for jobs, nor on employers posting job opportunities. Employers and students are encouraged to request reference information from each other as needed to establish qualifications, credentials, and overall fit. Use of this job posting website is entirely at the risk of the user. UNK expressly disclaims any and all liability with regards to usage of this site. 

Warning: Fraudulent Job Postings Exist
Student Employment Services strongly encourages students to research before applying for/accepting a position. See Handshake's Tips on Spotting Fraudulent Employers.

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SES advertises part-time, seasonal, and Work-Study opportunities available in the Kearney community. Posting a position with us is a FREE service. An employer may create their own Handshake account and post their own listing, however; all part-time job postings will be reviewed and approved by SES or Career Services before they are listed on Handshake. No matter the size of your business, we strongly suggest that employers create their own Handshake account to post their open positions and communicate with any interested applicants with ease. If you do not think this option will work for you, please email sesacct@unk.edu.Join Handshake

On-Campus and Non-Profit Employers

If you are a department on UNK's campus or a non-profit within the Kearney community seeking student employees, you may be eligible to hire students with Federal Work-Study aid. Contact our Work-Study Coordinator for more information on the process. 

Disclaimers for Employers

All job listings are posted at the discretion of SES. All posted non-commission positions are required to post an hourly wage or salary equal to or greater than the federal minimum wage. We will not post jobs that appear to discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, disabled or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, and genetic information. SES also reserves the right to refuse to post jobs that do not support the interests of the University. SES provides a referral service and makes no particular recommendations regarding employers. We make no representations or guarantees about positions posted by this office. We are not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment. Students are urged to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting private off-campus employment. While jobs posted on Handshake through our services are intended to reach college students, employers must expect that jobs may be viewed by the general public.