Jobs and internships

The Nevada Career Studio uses an online platform, Handshake, to connect students to future employment and internship opportunities.

Handshake is your safe all-in-one platform to do the following:

  • Find and apply to local, out-of-state, and international jobs and internships
  • Network with employers
  • Register for career studio events on and off campus
  • Schedule on campus employer interviews

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.

Ready to get started?

Handshake log-in instructions

  • Students

    All current students enrolled at the University automatically have a Handshake account created. Follow these steps to access your account:

    1. Visit unr.joinhandshake.com
    2. Choose the "current student" log-in/link option
    3. You will then be prompted to enter your University credentials (NetID and password)

    Updating your Handshake account email address

    If you would like to update your Handshake account email to a different address, you will need to update your preferred email through MyNEVADA.

    1. Visit MyNEVADA and navigate to the email preferences page .
    2. Select your preferred email address if it's already listed, or enter your new email address

    Handshake syncs with MyNEVADA on a weekly basis. Once your preferred email has been updated, it will automatically update your Handshake account. If after a week, your email has still not been updated please contact the Nevada Career Studio at nvcareerstudio@unr.edu.

  • Alumni

    Follow these steps to access your account:

    1. Visit unr.joinhandshake.com and click on the "sign in with your email addres"' login option/link located near the bottom of the screen
    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 you 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

    If you would like to update your Handshake account email to a different address please follow these steps:

    1. Email the Nevada Career Studio at nvcareerstudio@unr.edu
    2. Include in the subject line: Handshake Email Change Request
    3. In the body of the email please include the full name associated with your Handshake account and the desired email address

    Our staff will update your preferences and you will receive an email from Handshake notifying you of the change.