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. 

    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.

    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. 

    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. 

  • How to post a job or internship
    1. Sign in to your employer account on Handshake
    2. From the home page, click the box on the left that says 'Post a Job'
      • Or on the left side navigation toolbar, click 'Jobs' and then click 'Create Job'
    3. Complete the job posting with as many details and descriptions as possible
    4. Follow the prompts and add the school(s) to which you would like to post the position
    5. Enter application start and expiration dates, then click 'Create'

  Login to Handshake

Recruitment Events

  • Accounting Recruitment Week

    Accounting Recruitment Week is an event for recruiters looking to hire UAA accounting students and alumni. Accounting Recruitment Week is more than one week of events. It includes a 'Meet the Firms' event similar to a career fair, two weeks of interviewing, and a social with the UAA Accounting Club. Participating companies are expected to comply with application deadlines, interview timelines, and offer deadlines.

    Meet the Firms
    Tuesday, September 19 | 4 pm - 6 pm (AKT) 
    Student Union, 2901 Sprit Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508

    Accounting Club Social *attendance is optional*
    Friday, September 29 | 6 pm - 9 pm (AKT) 
    Student Union Den, 2901 Sprit Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508

  • Fall 2023 Career Fair 

    UAA Career Services is excited to welcome employers to an in-person career fair this fall! Please visit the Career Fair Employer Guide for more information. This event is now SOLD OUT. To add your company to the waitlist, please fill out our waitlist form.  

    Tuesday, October 24 | 1 pm - 5 pm (AKT) 
    Student Union, 2901 Sprit Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508

Dates & Deadlines

    • UAA Accounting Recruitment WeekOctober 1 at 11:59 pm (AKT)
      Candidate application deadlines
    • UAA Accounting Recruitment WeekOctober 4 - 20
      Interview dates on-campus or off-campus
    • UAA Accounting Recruitment WeekOctober 27 at 5 pm (AKT) 
      Deadline for applicants to accept or decline offers
    • Fall Career FairOctober 17 at 5 pm (AKT) 
      Payment deadline
    • UAA | November 22 - 24
      UAA closed for the holiday break
    • UAA | December 11 - 16
      Final exam week 
    • UAA | December 23 - January 2
      UAA closed for the holiday break

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.
    • After completing the following form, Career Services staff will reach out to you about scheduling your table reservation.

  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 is a new campus resource that will provide new and gently used professional attire and hygiene items to UAA students free of charge, with the goal of helping students access basic needs and removing any 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.


Employer Resources

Utilize the following resources to increase your engagement with UA students and alumni and improve your application pool. Resources include written help guides, quick video guides on Handshake functions, and recordings of previous information sessions. For even more support please contact us at uaa_career@alaska.edu

  • Upcoming information sessions

    Career Fair Recruiting Tips

    Friday, October 6 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm (AKT) | Virtual
    Join Career Services for a virtual workshop for employers looking to improve their Handshake profiles and learn more about recruiting at the Fall Career Fair. Employers are welcome to register in advance in order to receive email reminders. 




  • Open: Monday - Friday,  9 am - 5 pm (AKT)

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