Handshake

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Handshake

Career and Professional Success has a new career management system to support all Wildcats in connecting with professional success. Handshake is your one-stop shop to:

  • search and apply for full-time jobs and internships
  • search and apply for part-time and/or work-study positions on campus or in the local community
  • schedule an appointment with your college's Career and Professional Success team to discuss your career documents (resumé, cover letters, etc.), job/internship search process, and much more 
  • learn about career success events, programming, professional development opportunities, and on-campus recruiting events with visiting employers


How to log on to Handshake

INCOMING STUDENTS: Please do not request a Handshake account. We will create an account for you. Once you receive your myUNH/Canvas username and password you will be able to login using the student login button below.


  1. Go to the Handshake login page (or click the blue button below), and click UNH Student/Alumni Login.
  2. You will log in using your UNH User ID and password (the same ID and password you use for myUNH or Canvas) through UNH's Single Sign-On page. This will automatically approve your account creation request and pre-populate some of your profile for you.
  3. Complete your profile and start searching!

UNH Students/Recent Alumni: Login to Handshake TODAY!

All OTHERS: HANDSHAKE LOGIN

How to schedule a Career Counseling Appointment

Handshake Frequently Asked Questions and Help

How to Log Into Handshake

UNH's Career and Professional Success uses Handshake to connect students and employers

Handshake Profile Tutorial

Need help updating your profile on Handshake? UNH's Career and Professional Success can walk you through the process

Handshake Notifications

Another helpful tutorial from CaPS to figure out where you can find your notifications, and how you can adjust the settings

Looking for a job on campus? 

Part-time and work-study positions are posted regularly by campus departments and off-campus organizations in Handshake

STUDENT HOURLY & WORK STUDY POSITION INFORMATION

**BE AWARE: Work-study eligibility is not saved in your Handshake profile; therefore, you may notice that you will be viewed as "not matching employer preferences." Employers have been notified that this is not necessarily the case, and the employer will still receive and review your application. You will be responsible for communicating with the employer if you have work-study eligibility or not. If any questions, please email caps@unh.edu

*NOTE: Campus departments post positions for on-campus employment throughout the year. Please continue to check Handshake. If you have a question for a specific department regarding employment opportunities and there are no positions currently posted online, please reach out directly to the department to inquire about their hiring timeline.

Employment Disclaimer for Students

Career and Professional Success verifies all employers and job postings that are on Handshake, however, it is the responsibility of the students and alumni to take the necessary precautions when submitting personal information, interviewing, and accepting any type of position. Applicants should never provide their birth dates, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, bank account information or other private information when communicating with prospective employers or responding to opportunities online. Career and Professional Success is not responsible for any other job board or means of employment that an applicant finds outside of Handshake. If you see a position in Handshake (or ANY job site) and/or receive an email from an employer that you believe may be a scam, please notify UNH Career and Professional Success immediately by calling 603-862-2070 or emailing caps@unh.edu and we will look into the matter on your behalf. If you believe you are the victim of fraud resulting from a job listing, please contact UNH Police at 603-862-1427. 

Faculty/Staff Handshake Accounts

If you are a faculty/staff member of UNH and would like to access Handshake to review postings as a student would engageplease request an account here. If you are an on-campus department looking to post jobs online, please follow these instructions.