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Connecting Passion and Purpose to Career 

A Mary education prepares you for a life of meaning by matching your individual calling to a career path that is fulfilling, of service, and uniquely yours. With the dedicated support of our career services office, you’ll have access to the tools, knowledge, resources, and guidance you need to realize your professional and personal goals. Handshake, a free online resource, connects Mary students and alumni with employers.

Finally, the university’s alumni association and family — over 25,000 strong — provide students and graduates with a growing network of leading professionals literally around the world.

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Handshake for Students

When you log in to Handshake for the first time, you’ll receive a series of prompts about your skills, coursework, extracurricular involvement, and other background experience. These five areas round out your Handshake profile. However, the cornerstone of your profile is your Education and Resume. We recommend paying close attention to these areas, and updating them regularly:

  • From the “For You” page, click on your name on the left. Update the "Education" section to reflect other schools you may have attended, your graduation date for UMary, GPA, etc. The job and internship search pulls from this information.
  • Remaining portions of your profile can be completed by uploading your resume. Career services has a comprehensive online guide to assist you.

To search for employers and apply for jobs/internships:

  • Click the “Jobs” tab at the top of your page.
  • Select the type of job you are searching for from the options circled in blue. University of Mary Work Study, Work Campus, and Internships can also be found on Handshake.
  • Narrow down your results by using filters including location, industry, and job function.
  • Under “Filters,” select “Employer Preferences” to compare details from your profile (i.e. Majors, School Year, Graduation Date, U.S. Work Authorization, and GPA) to jobs that exactly match those specifications. Be sure you have all the information completed to use this feature.

​​​​​​​If you have any questions, please contact our office at 701-355-8050 or kallan@umary.edu. 

Disclaimer: University of Mary Career Services Office maintains Handshake as a service to University of Mary students and alumni. Employers and opportunities found on Handshake are listed due to their potential interest to the University of Mary community. These should not be considered an endorsement by career services or the University of Mary. While employers and opportunities are vetted by university staff, students should always exercise caution and use good judgment when viewing postings in Handshake or other job sites to protect themselves from fraudulent opportunities and scams. If found on Handshake, report the fraudulent employer and posting to kallan@umary.edu.

 

Handshake for Alumni 

To get started:

  • Go to Handshake.
  • Select University of Mary from the list.
  • Choose and enter a password.
  • Fill in the required information.
  • You’ll receive an email confirmation, which you must confirm to activate the account. 
  • Career services will then grant you access to all of Handshake's features.

For help logging in to Handshake as an alumni, please contact alumni@umary.edu.

Disclaimer: University of Mary Career Services Office maintains Handshake as a service to University of Mary students and alumni. Employers and opportunities found on Handshake are listed due to their potential interest to the University of Mary community. These should not be considered an endorsement by career services or the University of Mary. While employers and opportunities are vetted by university staff, alumni should always exercise caution and use good judgment when viewing postings in Handshake or other job sites to protect themselves from fraudulent opportunities and scams. If found on Handshake, report the fraudulent employer and posting to kallan@umary.edu.

Handshake for Employers

Handshake is University of Mary’s platform for employers to post jobs and internships, recruit students, and participate in University of Mary career services events. This service is free to employers.

Signing up for Handshake is easy and takes less than five minutes. 

  1. Go to the Handshake website.
  2. Click on "Sign up for an Account" below the Handshake logo. 
  3. Complete the profile information. Under company information, if your company is already listed, please add yourself as a contact. If your company is not listed, add your company's address, website, and phone number.  Select "Create New Company.
  4. After you set up your login information and completed your employer profile, our office will review your request. 
  5. If you are approved, you can enter jobs into the system. Our office reviews jobs for content and reserves the right to approve or decline all postings.
  6. If you are declined, you can reach out to our office through Handshake or contact kallan@umary.edu.

From your Handshake homepage, you can:

  • Post full-time and part-time jobs, as well as internship opportunities.
  • Register for fall and spring Career and Internship Fairs.
  • Check out the left navigation bar to find more information on your active and expired jobs, along with upcoming events and fairs.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 701-355-8050 or kallan@umary.edu

Thank you for thinking of University of Mary students for your hiring needs!

Career Services exists to help students with all aspects of their career development. We have many tools and resources that can make your career planning not only a success but a positive and rewarding experience. Whether you are exploring careers, learning job-hunting skills, finding a part-time job or internship, preparing for graduate school, or securing your first job, we are here every step of the way.

Kevin Allan, Director of Career Services