University at Albany

Find a Job or Internship

All current marticulated students have access to the Office of Career and Professional Development career platforms; Handshake and Careershift. You can access Handshake and Careershift with your netid and password.

If you are a UAlbany Alum you need to create your account.
Create a Handshake Account
Create a Careershift Account

You can use Handshake to:

  • Request an appointment
  • Search for jobs and internships
  • Look for events on campus

Instructions for creating a Handshake account:Student Login

*Current/Future students, please do not use your personal email to sign up for Handshake. Please follow the steps below to activate your exisitng account using your email. You must be a matriculated before you can have an account.

Step 1: Select University at Albany Sign On, then enter your Net ID and password.

Step 2: Confirm your Handshake account through the email account you provided and follow the friendly pop-up modal to complete your profile. Note: your education, work experience, extracurriculars, projects, and skills can be completed later. By uploading your resume most of this information will be auto-filled by Handshake. Go to Documents to upload your various documents (Resume, Cover Letter, Transcript, and Other Documents).

Step 3: Once you are logged in select your Profile in the left menu then select the Documents tab. Select Build Profile from Resume in order to have the data from your resume parsed. View Parsed Data to select which data you want added to your profile.


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