The Office of Professional Advancement (OPA) is excited to announce that, in partnership with our Toppel Career Center at the University of Miami, are now offering to our students and alumni a comprehensive suite of career services available via our career service platform Handshake!

What is Handshake?

Handshake is a career services platform created for students and alumni to use for their career development. It's used by over 200,000 employers including all Fortune 500 companies! Thousands of internships and job opportunities are posted on Handshake by employees looking to hire students.

All Office of Professional Advancement students will have a Handshake account that is automatically created for them once they have their program of study. Once you receive an email notification, all you have to do is log in to Handshake to activate your account. Handshake will then recommend certain positions based on your profile, allowing for easy research. Completing and updating your profile will give Handshake a better idea of which job and internship listings you may be interested in.

Here are some of the benefits and uses for Handshake:

  • Apply for jobs and internships
  • Register for career fairs, workshops, and information sessions
  • Upload your resume for an online critique from Toppel Career Center
  • Research thousands of employers
  • Network with recruiters and other students for career insights