Employers

 

Recruiting UAA Talent

 

Thank you for your interest in engaging with UAA students and alumni. The University of Alaska Anchorage uses Handshake, a career management platform for recruiting early talent. Create a free employer account on Handshake, where you can advertise open jobs and internships, manage job applications, register for career fairs and other recruiting events, direct message students and alumni, and more!

 

 

Recruiting on Handshake

The University of Alaska Anchorage uses Handshake, a career management platform for recruiting early talent. We encourage you to connect with and recruit UAA talent by making an account on Handshake, UAA's job board and networking platform. Read on to explore how Handshake and our other programs can support your organization's hiring goals.

  • What is Handshake?

    Handshake is a career management platform for recruiting early talent. On Handshake, you can post jobs and internships for the statewide University of Alaska community. This includes the Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and community campuses. You’ll also be able to register for our career fairs. Our career services office only maintains employer contact lists through Handshake, so signing up helps ensure you'll hear from us about upcoming recruitment opportunities. To get started with a free profile please follow the steps in the following section. 

  • Get started with Handshake

    If your company is brand new to Handshake, follow the steps below. 
    VIDEO: How to: create a new employer account

      1. Sign up for an employer profile
      2. After completing registration, your request will be reviewed 
      3. Complete your employer profile

     

    Your company may already have a profile, but you will need to create your own user account in order to post jobs and register for events yourself.
    VIDEO: How to: set up your user account

      1. Sign up with your work email address and create a password
      2. Handshake will suggest your company based on your email domain
      3. Request to join your company
      4. The admin/owner of your company's Handshake account will review your request
      5. If you do not receive a timely response please do not hesitate to contact us at uaa_career@alaska.edu 

     

    If your company already has an account, but you have not connected to the University of Alaska, please follow these steps. 
    VIDEO: How to: connect with University of Alaska

      1. On the left side of the navigation toolbar, click 'Schools'
      2. Click 'More Schools on Handshake' to search and request 'University of Alaska'
      3. Once received, your request will be reviewed by a career services staff member in 3-5 business days

     

    Check out the Handshake Help Center for more information and tips. 

  Login to Handshake

  Handshake tutorial videos 


Employer Resources

Utilize the following resources to increase your engagement with UA students and alumni and improve your application pool. Employers who engage in multiple recruitment strategies including in-person tabling and events, social media marketing, and Handshake engagement receive the greatest success in promoting their brand and recruiting UA talent. 

 

Request to table

This semester, Career Services is able to sponsor our employers on a limited basis, free of charge. Please review the following information and submit a request to sign up for tabling opportunities. 

    • Any organization tabling under Career Service's support must be connected with UA on Handshake, our free career platform. 
    • Your first tabling reservation is free.  Your second tabling reservation in a given academic year is $30.  Tabling is limited to two [2] times per employer, per academic year.

  Submit a request to table

Post in our newsletter

 

Please reach out if you would like to be featured in our weekly job stories on Instagram and Facebook or included in our monthly newsletter to students. We have limited space, but aim to accommodate as many employers as possible. To be included we ask that you email a link to your job posting (must be on Handshake), and any other relevant information or graphics to uaa_career@alaska.edu

Sponsor the Seawolf Career Closet

The Seawolf Career Closet provides new and gently used professional attire and hygiene items to UAA students free of charge, to help students access basic needs and remove barriers that may prevent them from presenting the best impression possible at job interviews and career fairs. The Seawolf Career Closet relies on donations. Please consider the following actions to support the closet.

    • Donate any unneeded professional attire. We receive donations Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm at the Student Union, University Hub, 2901 Spirit Way, Anchorage AK. Unsuitable items for the closet will be donated to a local charitable organization.
    • Purchase items from our wish list or provide a monetary donation.

 


 

Spring Career Fair Week 

 

STEM Career Fair

This career fair is for employers seeking candidates with a background in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. All students are welcome to attend, but invitations are specifically being sent to students in STEM majors.
TUESDAY, MARCH 5 | 1 pm - 5 pm (AKT) 
UAA Student Union | 2901 Spirit Drive, Anchorage, Alaska

  Registration Information

 

Business, Health, and Liberal Arts Career Fair


This career fair is for employers seeking candidates with a background in arts, history, education, social sciences, business, healthcare, or law. All students are welcome to attend, but invitations are specifically being sent to students in Business, Health, and Liberal Arts majors.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 | 1 pm - 5 pm (AKT) 
UAA Student Union | 2901 Spirit Drive, Anchorage, Alaska

  Registration Information

Dates & Deadlines

 

Spring Career Fair Week | Tuesday, January 30
All registration closes

 

Spring Career Fair Week | Tuesday, March 5 
STEM Career Fair

 

Spring Career Fair Week | Wednesday, March 6
Business, Health, and Liberal Arts Career Fair 

 

UAA | March 11 - March 15
Spring Break - no classes 

 

UAA | April 30 -  May 4
Final exam week

 


 

Location

Seawolf Sports Complex 142 (entrance on the ground floor
of the Student Union)

Hours

Monday - Friday 
9 am - 5 pm (AKT)

Contact Info

Email: uaa_career@alaska.edu 
Phone: 907-786-6913