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Handshake: Your Online Career Management System

Handshake LogoHandshake allows students, alumni, and the Office of Career Development to better target career information, internships, employment opportunities, and career-related events based on major, degree type, location, and interests.  View and attend virtual events, search and apply for job and internships, network with others in your field, schedule appointments with a career development staff member and much more!

  • All active students have an account created for them at the start of the semester.
  • Visit to activate your account and complete your profile.
  • Enter in your UIU email and password, or use the blue single sign-on button.


Make an appointment through your Handshake account to meet with career development staff to assist you with your career goals.

  • Register for a personal alumni account on
  • Use your personal email when creating your account. Do not use the single sign-on button, as you no longer have access to your UIU email address.
  • A team member from the Career Center will approve your alumni request- then you can begin exploring thousands of opportunities that are tailored to your interests!

Parker Dewey

Parker Dewey is a platform for students to take part in short-term, professional, paid work experiences through Micro-Internships. Through these experiences you can demonstrate your skills, explore career paths, and develop their professional networks. Unlike traditional internships, these paid opportunities typically range from only 5 to 40 work hours, and many can be completed remotely.

Iowa College Foundation – Connecting Students with Jobs

The Iowa College Foundation provides an opportunity for students residing in Iowa or looking to relocate to Iowa to connect with ICF’s member employers for internship and job openings.  Gain experience in your field and connect with employers looking to hire qualified candidates.  To obtain the student sign up code to be associated with Upper Iowa University, contact [email protected].

General Job Search/Career Sites

AccessDubuqueJobs CareerBliss CareerBuilder
CollegeGrad CorridorCareers Des Moines Jobs
Directory of Iowa Chamber of Commerce sites Glassdoor Handshake
Iowa Workforce Development Indeed KansasWorks
LinkedIn Jobs LinkedIn Internship Database LinkUp
Louisiana Workforce Commission Monster OklahomaWorks
ONet Online Psychology Jobs RobertHalf
SimplyHired Snag-A-Job TeachIowa
Vault Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development ZipRecruiter

Careers in Government, Public Service, and Nonprofit

AmeriCorps Business for Social Responsibility CareerOneStop
Department of Homeland Security FBI Jobs Guidestar
Idealist Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations National Council of Nonprofits
National Security Agency Nature Conservancy Philanthropy Careers
Peace Corps Solid Waste Association of North America USAJobs

Resources for Job Seekers Needing Accommodations

ABILITY Jobs Largest job site for hiring people with disabilities. Helping talented job seekers connect with businesses, governments, and nonprofits.
AbilityOne – Find Employment U.S. AbilityOne Commission is an independent federal agency with related job search resources for people who are disabled.
Chronically Capable Aiding those with chronic illnesses and disabilities with the job search.
disABLEDperson One of the premier disability job boards working with employers to hire applicants with diverse backgrounds and hiring individuals with disabilities. One of America’s most trusted sources for attracting and hiring diverse individuals who are entry level, professionals, managers, executives, faculty, technicians, etc.
Diversity Jobs At DiversityJobs, we know that people with seen and unseen disabilities can thrive in the workplace – and their talents give employers a competitive advantage. Our employers know your value and are looking for people like you.
Galt Foundation Galt is a non-profit employment company that matches great organizations with motivated employees. We are a powerful resource and a sensible business solution with a win-win attitude with a mission to provide, promote, and expand employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Getting Hired Dedicated to building and promoting inclusive workforces and connecting diverse talent to employers who are cultivating accommodating environments.
Hire Disability Solutions Featured Employers Browse employers who are featured from Hire Disability Solutions as those who aim to promote inclusion into their organizations and who hire individuals with all forms or seen or unseen disabilities.
Inclusively Connect to job opportunities and receive job recommendations from employers prioritizing inclusion and creating diverse and accessible workplaces.
Job Accommodation Network (AskJAN) Information and resources to help job seekers as well as employers navigate the job search process to find employment.
Inclusively Connect to job opportunities and receive job recommendations from employers prioritizing inclusion and creating diverse and accessible workplaces.
Neurodiversity Career Connector Search for employers who are hiring neurodivergent job seekers.
Peak Performers Formed with a vision of helping professionals with disabilities get jobs regardless of their field or disability.
Recruit Disability Aimed at aiding disabled job seekers with employment opportunities.
Talent Acquisition Portal An online job portal used through Vocational Rehabilitation and other approved agencies.  TAP is an invite only system that can be accessed if you are working with Vocational Rehabilitation.
The SIERRA Group Job search resource focused on helping those with disabilities advance in their careers.
USA Jobs – Individuals with Disabilities A section of the USAJobs employment site geared toward helping job seekers with disabilities apply for federal positions.

Salary Calculator

Educate To Career is a resource available for job seekers, career counselors, and HR professionals to compare the reliable salary data based on your college, location, industry, and other factors.


The Office of Career Development acts as a referral agency only. We do not screen or filter resumes, nor do we make selections for companies.