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.

Handshake log-in instructions for 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.

Protect yourself in the job search

As you job hunt, be sure to use caution. Students should perform due diligence when offering, applying for or accepting off-campus employment, as you are doing so at your own risk. It is unusual for an employer to request information from applicants such as tax, banking, or social security information or to send checks or payment prior to an interview, offer of employment, or work hours completed. The Nevada Career Studio urges students to exercise careful judgment when responding to employer inquires and to contact our office with questions or suspicions.

Handshake job board disclaimer

By using Handshake, you recognize that you understand and agree to the University's job board disclaimer.