Job Search | Handshake

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Whether you are on the hunt for an internship or full-time position, we’ve got you covered!

Handshake

Handshake is an online tool for finding a job or internship, and resources to help you prepare your resume and be successful in your job search. We are adding new jobs from across the country and new resource materials every day!
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Students

  • Access Handshake.
  • Select Student/Alumni.
  • Select the ‘Forgot Password’ link.
  • You will be prompted to enter your username. For your username, use this version of your Park email address (firstname.lastname@park.edu) to login and NOT your studentID#@park.edu address.
  • Once your username is entered, select ‘Go’.
  • An email will be sent with a new temporary password.

Alumni

  • Access Handshake.
  • Select Student/Alumni.
  • To the right of the screen, you can select the ‘Alumni Registration’ button.
  • You will be prompted to fill in your information. Once finished, select ‘Submit’.

Job Search Resources

Handshake

Handshake is the place where students, career centers, and recruiters come to meet, talk, and share opportunities. Solely focuses on posting opportunities that fit within new graduate needs, Handshake helps reduce the roles that do not fit for Park University students.

LinkedIn.com

Leverage the world’s largest professional network to build relationships and connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Jobs to harness the power of your network to uncover insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.

Idealist.org

This job board provides openings for volunteer opportunities to get connected in your field, internships, and non-profit positions in a variety of locations. These listings are often going to be for organizations or in roles to serve your community.

Indeed

This is a great starting point just to see what kind of opportunities are coming up in the area and field you are searching for. We see Indeed as a “Google” for job opportunities with a wide range of locations and levels of experience needed.

Individual Company Websites

Having a target company list of 10-15 organizations that are in your field, are a culture fit, in the location you are wanting to work or align with your professional goals will help you develop a network that you should start connecting with. Get acquainted with their company website to see their open positions and learn how you might get involved with their organization.

Internships.com

If you are looking for an internship through your time at Park U, this is a great start with the sole focus on those specific opportunities.

Nonprofit Connect

This site mostly focused on non-profit roles in the Kansas City area, BUT if that fits your search this is the place for you. Instead of scouring each individual non-profit’s website, utilize this one-stop shop.

USA Jobs

If you are looking to pursue a job or internships within the federal government, USA Jobs will be the search engine for you. Postings are up-to-date and often can have a quick turnaround time for the application window, so watch the deadlines for the positions you are interested in.
Take note, if applying to these roles, your resume could look very different from a resume used to apply for a corporate position.

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