Career Services During Coronavirus
As of Monday, March 20, Career Exploration and Services has now transitioned to an entirely virtual model until further notice, as part of our commitment to keeping the UAA community healthy. This means our doors are closed, but we are now available to support you and your career needs online.
- Virtual Appointments: UAA students and alumni can schedule virtual appointments, by phone or video, with Career Services staff for assistance with resumes and cover letters, mock interviews, job search assistance, or career exploration. Log into Handshake with your UA credentials to schedule an appointment.
- Job/Internship Applications: Handshake is still an available and robust resource for those seeking job and internship opportunities.
- Online Resources: Access career tools online for assistance with interest clarification, resume building, industry information, and more.
- Current Internships and Employment: Students presently working in an internship or job should check in with their employer to see if you should still report to work. For those earning credit for your internship, contact your academic advisor for additional information.
- Social Media: Stay up to date with UAA Career Services, job and internship openings, and career tips by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
- Contact Us: Staff will respond to emails and voicemails Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Call (907)786-6913 to leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Recruit and Connect with UAA Talent
Ways to connect with UAA talent:
- Connect with student through an employer Handshake Account
- Attend on-campus recruitment events
- Advertise open jobs and internships on Handshake
- Host student jobs and internships with your organization
- Share your expertise at career networking events
Employer Engagement Opportunities
Connect with UAA students and meet job seekers at UAA’s on-campus recruitment and networking events.
|April 8, 2020||Community Engagement and Career Fair||CANCELLED (RE: COVID-19)|
Get Started With Handshake
Create a free employer account with Handshake, UA’s career management platform for students and alumni. Through Handshake you can post jobs and internships, manage applications and interviews, register for on-campus recruiting events, communicate with students and alumni, and more.
- New to Handshake?
- Already on Handshake?
- On the left side of the navigation toolbar, click 'Schools'
- Click 'More Schools on Handshake' to request and search specific schools
- Request The University of Alaska System
- Once received, your request will be reviewed
- How to Post a Job or Internship
- Sign in to your employer account on Handshake
- From the home page you can click the blue box on the left that says 'Post a Job'
- Or on the left side navigation toolbar, click 'Jobs'
- On the top right, click the blue box titled 'Create Job'
- Complete the job posting with as many details and descriptions as possible
- Follow the prompts and add the school or schools you would like to post the job to
- Enter application start and expiration dates, then click 'Create'
For further information see this article!
Complete Your Company Profile
Include a company email domain that matches your company, a working website that matches your company, forward facing contact information (email, phone number, etc).
Request a Few Schools Initially
This will allow you to build positive relationships with schools while also growing your Trust Score. You can request additional schools as you become approved at your initial schools.
Build Your Trust Score
The trust score takes into account your activity level on the platform, the number of approvals from various schools, length of time on the platform, completeness of profile, and valid website. Focusing on these areas will help build your score.
- Wages, Paid or Unpaid Internships
Alaska Minimum Wage Requirement: Career Exploration and Services coordinates internships in which students earn minimum hourly wage or higher. Under certain circumstances, a student may work for an organization as a legitimate unpaid intern. Please refer the US Department of Labor for more information.
- Nondiscrimination Title IX and the University
When creating an internship program it is important to acknowledge that your organization becomes a third-party provider and could be accountable for complying with federal, state, and institutional laws and policies. The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.
- Hiring International StudentsCareer Exploration and Services collaborates with International Student Services (ISS) to coordinate internships for international students. International students who are offered an internship are required to gain permission to work off campus before they start the internship.
The University of Alaska Career Services Offices operate under the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Ethical Professional Practices and expects employers to do the same. Use of services provided by the Career Services Office as well as the Handshake platform constitutes the employer’s agreement to the following policies. The purpose of the UA Handshake is to allow employers to post information about current or anticipated job and/or internship openings. UA Career Services Offices reserve the right to decline requests that are deemed inappropriate or predatory. University policy requires that employers:
- Comply with the NACE Principles for Employment Professionals NACE Principles for Ethical Professional Practice and Career Services Office policies, as determined by the Career Services Office.
- Will refrain from providing UA students’ and alumni resume or information to any other party without the student’s or alum’s written consent, regardless of source. Failing to comply with this University policy is a violation of the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act.
- Employers must follow US Department of Labor, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the EEOC Regulations, NACE Principles for Professional Conduct, University of Alaska Policy and Standards, and local, state, and federal laws. It is unlawful for an employer to use screening criteria based on race, gender, ethnicity, marital status, disability, age, and other bases covered by law and policy.
Employers shall abide by the following practices when utilizing Handshake:
- Job postings must be actual, current openings.
- Job postings must clearly identify the scope and responsibilities of the position, requirements of the position, and compensation information.
- Job postings shall not contain false, fraudulent, inaccurate or misleading information.
- Job postings should provide official company address, accurate location of employment performance, business email, website, and contact first and last name.
- Job postings shall not require any type of payment from the applicant including but not limited to: requirement to attend unpaid orientation or training; direct fees in order to be placed into a job or internship; payment for application fees; requirement to purchase, lease, or rent sales kits, samples, presentation supplies, or the like.
- Job posting may not contain anything that is sexually explicit, obscene, libelous, defamatory, physically threatening, or illegal.
- Employers are willing to provide written documentation of registration with the Better Business Bureau when and if requested.
Refer to the University of Alaska, Policy regarding Marijuana, page 16 for our most updated policy.
- All candidate information provided to an employer is released only to the employer
for hiring purposes related to the identified job posting. Re-disclosure is not permissible
in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
On Campus Recruiting/Interview Scheduling
- Cancellations: Employers who cancel an interview schedule once the student sign-up period has opened are responsible for contacting the students to inform them of the cancellation.
University of Alaska and the Career Service’s office reserves the right to make changes or exceptions to the policies as necessary.