Find jobs

All University of Nevada, Reno alumni have access to Handshake, an online platform that connects students and alumni to employment opportunities.

  • Find and apply to local, out-of-state, and international jobs and internships
  • Network with employers
  • Register for Nevada Career Studio events

Why use Handshake?

  1. Discover the jobs you actually want. Handshake shares job and internship recommendations based on your interests, major, and skills. Explore collections of jobs just for you.
  2. Stand out to employers. Add your work experiences, skills, interests, and organizations to your profile to attract top employers and land your next job.
  3. Stay on track. Favorite jobs to prioritize applications and never miss a deadline.

Handshake also allows you to build a personal profile, adjust privacy settings, create job search filters and set automatic email alerts for new job and internship opportunities.

How to access Handshake

Instructions for alumni who graduated prior to 2018

Follow these steps to sign up for your free Handshake account.

  1. Visit and click on the blue "Sign up here” link located at the top right-hand corner of the page.
  2. Enter the email address you would like to be associated with your Handshake account.
  3. Confirm that the school you want to connect is “University of Nevada, Reno.”
  4. Create your password. Once you create your account, check your email inbox from a message from Handshake to set your password.

Note: The Nevada Career Studio may need to approve your account before you can gain access to Handshake.

  1. Email the Nevada Career Studio at
  2. Include in the subject line: Handshake Alumni Account
  3. In the body of the email please include the full name associated with your Handshake account and the email address you signed up with.

Instructions for alumni who’ve graduated since 2018

Follow these steps to access your account:

  1. Visit and click on the blue "Sign in with your email address" link located near the bottom of the page.
  2. You will then be prompted to enter your email and password associated with your Handshake account.

Resetting your password

If this is your first time signing in with an email, you will need to reset your password using the following steps:

  1. Click on the "Forgot your password" link option -- you will be prompted to enter your email address associated with your account and a password reset link will be sent
  2. Check your email and follow the link to reset your password
  3. Once your account has been updated, you will be able to access your account using your email and password

Updating your Handshake account email address

Due to the University's recent decision to decommission the Google Workspace, your University email address ( will deactivate on May 24, 2024.

To maintain access to Handshake and receive email notifications without interruption, complete our Handshake Alumni Request Form for the Nevada Career Studio to update your email address associated with your Handshake account.

Handshake Alumni Account Request

You will receive a message from Handshake to your new email address. You must click on the link in the email message, log in, and enter the email verification code to complete the process. In addition, an email will be sent to your old email address for informational purposes.