The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Student Resources

Career Services

UMass Amherst's Career Centers provide students with connections to internships, employers and career planning. Students can also connect to Career Centers for specific employer events, job fairs, workshops and resources.

UMass Amherst is now using Handshake, a job and internship search platform for our students. Nursing undergraduates and masters students can use Handshake to search for employment and internship opportunities and to submit internship and co-op contracts. 


1.To access your UMass Handshake account, go to: https://umass.joinhandshake.com
2. Click the blue button
3. Log in with your UMass single sign-on (SSO) username (Net ID) and password
4. Fill out your profile in a fuller way, so the system can work for you!

Handshake has a great help center full of Q & As, short videos, and materials to help students find their way.

Students will also list their experiences in the system here:

1. Once you log in, go to the Career Center tab at the top
2. Pull down “Experiences” from this menu
3. Click “Request an Experience” on the top right, and fill in the appropriate contract details

If you have any questions, contact UMass Central Career Services Office at 413.545.2224 or careerservices@umass.edu.