Handshake Support

Handshake is the University of Montana’s comprehensive online database of employment opportunities. Students and alumni can find amazing jobs and internships both on and off campus, as well as connect with great companies and non-profits.

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How do I access Handshake?

University of Montana students can login with their NetID and password. Click here to login in now. Every page of our website has a maroon button in the top right corner that reads "Handshake Login." You can also click "Student Employment" on your my.umt.edu dashboard.

How do I search for jobs and internships on Handshake?

There are thousands of opportunities listed. Click on the "Jobs" tab on the top navigation bar to begin searching. Click here for a step-by-step guide provided by Handshake.

Screen Grab from Handshake Job Searching

How do I search for only work study jobs in Handshake?

You can search for work study jobs by using the filters column in the Jobs tabs. Click "Show Advanced Options" at the bottom of the filters column and check the "Work Study" box.

Screen Grab of Handshake's Work Study filter

How do I apply for a job or internship in Handshake?

Follow this link for step-by-step directions on how to apply for a job or internship provided by Handshake. 

I uploaded my resume to Handshake but I can't find it when I apply for a job.

Files should be in .PDF, .DOC, or .DOCX format.  

Note: The preferred format is .PDF.  Handshake will automatically attempt to convert any .DOC or .DOCX format into .PDF. You will need to review and approve the converted .PDF version of your document prior to using it apply for a job. Go to your Documents Library to approve uploaded .DOC or .DOCX files.

screen grab from Handshake's document navigation

How do I get credit for an internship/experience?

Here are step-by-step directions from Internship Services. You'll need to fill out the Experiential Learning Agreement through your Handshake account. Follow this link for directions from Handshake.

Handshake screen grab of experiences tab

Handshake screen grab of request an experience