HANDSHAKE WEEK

Handshake Week | August 31, 2020-September 4, 2020

What is Handshake Week?

This is a week where we talk all things Handshake, UMKC’s career platform. Handshake is where all UMKC students and alumni can search through thousands of jobs posted by over 300,000 employers, make appointments with their career center, explore helpful career resources, and register for upcoming career fairs and events.

This fall 2020 Handshake Week is all about making the most out of the platform and getting students/alumni ready for our UMKC virtual career fairs this semester!

Check out our Handshake Week YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtJlbzujHeVs6eujpKZHe7EpP3A6-mJBg

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August 30 – September 5

Virtual JCPenny Suit-Up Event

August 31 – September 4, 2020

Handshake Profile Giveaway

August 31, 2020

10:00AM | Making the Most out of Handshake

12:00PM | Navigating a Virtual Career Fair

September 1, 2020

10:00AM | Welcome to Career Services (Bloch students only)

2:30PM | Navigating a Virtual Career Fair

September 2, 2020

2:00PM | Welcome to Career Services (Bloch students only)

2:30PM | Making the Most Out of Handshake

4:00PM | Making the Most Out of Handshake

September 3, 2020

10:00AM | Making the Most Out of Handshake

3:00PM | Career Services x Campus Rec LIVE YOGA

4:00PM | Welcome to Career Services (Bloch students only)

September 4, 2020

12:00PM | Making the Most Out of Handshake

2:30PM | Navigating a Virtual Career Fair


Virtual JCPenny Suit-Up Event

The JCPenney Suit-Up event has moved online this semester! Take an extra 30% off select men’s and women’s career dress apparel, shoes, and accessories. Event takes place from Sunday, August 30th – Saturday, September 5th. Free beauty consultations are available in JCPenney stores. New clients will receive 20% off their service in the salon.

Text “UMKC” to 67292 for the extra 30% code & the special Suit-Up Event link!

Questions about this event? Email Molly Wilensky at wilenskym@umkc.edu.

Handshake Profile Giveaway

We will randomly pick 5 winners of our giveaway! All you have to do is…

1.) Make sure you are following us on Instagram (@umkccareerservices)!

2.) Complete your Handshake profile (every field filled out including a professional photo) and send us a link to your profile via email at careerservices@umkc.edu.

What do winners get? Some awesome UMKC Career Services branded goodies. Roo Up with a free decal, water bottle, enamel pin, & a T-shirt.

Winners will be announced at 3:00PM on September 4th.

Welcome to Career Services (Bloch students only)

Take a deep dive into everything career services with the Bloch Career Center. Learn about upcoming events, programming, and everything you can do with Career Services at UMKC.

Making the Most Out of Handshake 

Let’s discuss how to best navigate Handshake and make the most out of the platform. We will dive into how to best go about job searching, making a top-notch profile, using the resources page to your advantage, finding career fairs & events, and getting help from our Career Services staff.

Navigating a Virtual Career Fair 

All Career Fairs this fall 2020 semester will be VIRTUAL. So, what is that going to look like? How are you supposed to connect with employers virtually? How do you prepare? We will answer ALL of these questions and more during this workshop!

Career Services x Campus Rec LIVE YOGA 

Come workout with us! We are teaming up with UMKC Campus Rec to get our body and minds moving. This pandemic has most of us stuck behind our computer screens, so take a break and get your yoga on!

Join us LIVE on Instagram (@umkccareerservices) to sweat out some of that beginning-of-the-semester stress!

 

Log into Handshake to register for the Handshake Week workshops. Once you register for a workshops, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for that specific event. 

Questions? Email Alison Murdock, Career Coach at murdockak@umkc.edu.