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  • Connect with employers. 
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  • Find events and career fair information.
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  • Access the platform through the Handshake app.



Opportunities on Handshake

Opportunities on Handshake
  • Consumer Protection and Information Officer

    June 24, 2024

    What you will be doing:   The Consumer Protection and Information Officer (CPIO) 1 performs investigations of complaints filed by customers or prospective customers of public utilities regarding the services, rates, charges, and facilities of public utilities.  CPIO I is the journey level of the series in which incumbents analyze and investigate routine to moderately complex utility industry consumer complaints, assist with consumer and utility outreach and education efforts, and provide support to higher-level positions for the coordination of formal Commission proceedings.  Incumbents may be required to assist the higher-level positions with complex and sensitive investigations and informal hearingsWho we are looking for:      Self-Management:  Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment toward completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior. Attention-to-Detail:  Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attention to detail. Interpersonal Skills:  Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.Teamwork:  Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.Accountability:  Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.  Meets objectives, sets priorities, and completes work timely.  Accepts responsibility for own actions and decisions.  Complies with established control systems and rules. EEO STATEMENTThe State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.    

  • NARUC Intern

    June 21, 2024

    What you will be doing:The intern will work within the Administrative Law Section conducting legal research and writing and assisting in procedural and substantive issues and filings in current dockets.  The intern will assist with administrative duties, adjudications, and hearings.  Additionally, the intern will have the opportunity to work with other analysists and staff on Commission procedures and practices.   Core competencies we are looking for:Administrative Law: Knowledge of state and Federal administrative laws, including procedures, regulations, guidelines, and precedents related to case preparation and settlements.Legal, Government, and Jurisprudence: Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, legal practices and documents, Government regulations, Executive orders, agency rules, Government organization and functions, and the democratic political process.Law: Knowledge of State and federal laws, including legal and court procedures, regulations, guidelines, precedents, admissibility of evidence, case preparation, and/or settlements for applicable areas of law practiced or supported.Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.Written Communication: Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience. EEO STATEMENTThe State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.   

  • Pathways Student Internship Program (Administrative, Clerical and Office Services)

    June 18, 2024

    Hi [Handshake will generate name of recipient],Are you a student looking to kickstart your career? Get started at Social Security! Apply here or share with friends and family - USAJOBS - Job AnnouncementSocial Security’s student program offers clear paths that can lead to federal internships or employment for qualified students (high school through graduate level).We offer great benefits, such as mentoring programs to help you attain your professional goals.Visit for more information.If you have any questions relating to this job posting and/or wish to apply for the position, please refer to the official instructions in the posting. Thank you.SSA Recruitment Team

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Set your preferences for the types of jobs and locations you’re interested in. Handshake can find the right opportunities for you. Because searching through hundreds of job postings that don’t fit isn’t a good use of your time.

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While we do our best to vet employers, employment scams are always changing and getting better at hiding in plain sight. We want to empower you to ensure the employers are legitimate. If you have any concerns about employer requests or interview procedures, please reach out to our office. We are happy to support you.

Scammers may post jobs on popular job boards, and they may directly contact you via email offering to hire you for a position. Some scams may use reputable companies as fronts. They may even mention Handshake or UAF to make them seem more legitimate. 

  1. Employers who use Handshake cannot see your email and will only be able to contact you through the Handshake platform if they have an employer trust score of 80 or above. Also, you must choose to allow employers to contact you on Handshake before they will be allowed to do so. 

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Be wary if the job posting or email:

  • Requests for your personal information, such as address, phone number, etc. without any previous contact.

  • Asks for any money or sensitive personal information such as bank account, Social Security number, etc.

  • Focuses on money or promises to pay in advance. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

  • Uses an email address that is not linked to the company they represent.

  • Links to a nonprofessional-looking website.

  • Has spelling errors or lacks a professional tone.

  • References getting your contact information from your university or career center.

Be skeptical, always ask questions and look up jobs/employers when you are viewing job postings or reading email offers.

My name is Bryan and I work with the HandShake, and my job is to provide part-time employment for qualified students during the academic year and beyond. I have contacted you because there is an opening for you at CDS and below are the lines from your potential employer:

My name is Dr. John Mazzariello and I am the Senior Director of Practice Operations at the Center for Disability Services Council - New York Chapter (CDS).

This is a virtual position which does not require you to travel to NY.

I also provide individual and group therapy, coaching, assessment and academic screenings to support students with disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible). A large percentage of the students served by the mental health unit have psychiatric disabilities or comorbid psychiatric disabilities and need mental health support to be successful at the University. In addition, many University of students with academic difficulties and no prior diagnosis are seen and assessed through the academic screening and assessment process. I am also the Director of supervision, training and coordination of counseling psychology and clinical psychology graduate students in the United States who have practicums at SCDD and APA-accredited school psychology predoctoral interns.

You have received this email to be considered for an offer from the University Office for Students with Disabilities to work with me. This is an at-will position that reports directly to me. Should you decide to accept the offer, you do not have to travel down to New York to occupy this position as we are transitioning online as a result of COVID-19.

I also have over 10 years of experience working with adults who have problematic relationships, childhood issues, and who feel stuck in their present life. It might be trauma, depression, anxiety, but whatever it is we can help you get "unstuck" together and I enjoy doing this. I believe everyone has the potential to help themselves, but sometimes we need some guidance.

This is a very simple employment. You will only help me mail letters, make payments at Walmart and purchase some items for the new Hybrid Teachers when needed. This employment only takes 6 hours a day and 4 times a week for $620.00

I am unable to meet up for an interview because I am currently away and helping the disabled students in Canada.

You will be paid in advance for all tasks and purchases to be done on my behalf. Some of my personal letters and mails will be forwarded to your residence or nearby post office for you to pick up at your convenience. Upon my arrival we will discuss the possibility of making this a long-term employment if I am impressed with your services while I am away. My arrival is scheduled for the last week of June 2020.

To be considered for this position, use your "alternate email (different from school email)" to contact your employer directly by sending an email with your details as follows:

Full name,
Current Residential Address,
Alternate email (different from school email)
Cell #.
To: Dr. John Mazzariello


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Get started with Handshake as an employer

Sign up for an employer account. As part of the process, you'll request to connect with the University of Alaska System, which will enable you to post jobs for UAF talent. If you're stuck, check out this article: Getting Started with Handshake.

  1. On the left side of the navigation toolbar, click 'Schools'.
  2. Click 'More Schools on Handshake' to search for and request specific schools
  3. Request The University of Alaska System.
  4. Once received, we'll review your request and accept it as long as your organization abides by our Recruiting Policies.
  1. Sign up with your work email address.
  2. Request to join your company - Handshake will provide you with a list of possible companies based on your email domain.
  3. The admin/owner of your company's Handshake account will give you access to your company's Handshake account.
  1. From the home page, click the blue box on the left that says 'Post a Job'. Alternatively, on the left side navigation toolbar, click 'Jobs'.
  2. On the top right, click the blue box titled 'Create Job'.
  3. Complete the job posting with as many details and descriptions as possible.
  4. Follow the prompts and add the school or schools you would like to advertise the job to.
  5. Enter application start and expiration dates, then click 'Create'.
  6. For more information, review this article: How to Post a Job in Handshake.