HANDSHAKE WEEK

September 7-10, 2021

 

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 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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September 7-9, 2021

HANDSHAKE WEEK GIVEAWAY

September 7, 2021

10:00AM | Resume Development 101: UMKC Career Services

12:00PM | Intro to Career Services: UMKC Career Services

2:00PM | Introduction to Resumes: Bloch Career Center (Business Students ONLY) 

2:30PM | Making the Most Out of Handshake

4:00PM | Career Fair Prep 101: UMKC Career Services

September 8, 2021

11:30AM | Career Services x Betty Rae’s Ice Cream 

12:00PM | Making the Most Out of Handshake

2:00PM | Career Fair 101: Bloch Career Center (Business Students ONLY)

2:30PM | Resume Development 101: UMKC Career Services

September 9, 2021

10:00AM | Career Fair Prep 101: UMKC Career Services

4:00PM | Intro to Career Services: UMKC Career Services

September 10, 2021

10:00AM | Making the Most Out of Handshake

11:00AM | Career Fair 101: Bloch Career Center (Business Students ONLY)

2:30PM | Career Fair Prep 101: UMKC Career Services


HANDSHAKE WEEK GIVEAWAY

We will randomly pick 5 winners for UMKC Career Services students and 5 winners for the Bloch Career Center students! All you have to do is…

1.) Make sure you are following us on Instagram and @blochcareerservices for Bloch business students and @umkccareerservices for all other UMKC students!

2.) Complete your Handshake profile (every field filled out including a professional photo)

3.) Register for the Handshake Week Giveaway event in Handshake!

What do winners get? Some awesome UMKC Career Services or Bloch Career Center branded goodies. Roo Up with a free decal, water bottle, enamel pin, T-shirt, and more!

Winners will contacted via email after the giveaway ends at 12PM on Friday, September 10th.  


UMKC CAREER SERVICES

Career Services x Betty Rae’s Ice Cream 

Enjoy some ice cream from UMKC Alumni owned local business, Betty Rae’s! We always love to support our Roo Alumni and what better way than through ICE CREAM!

Betty Rae’s Ice Cream truck will be on the University Walkway from 11:30AM-2:00PM on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. In order to get some delicious FREE ice cream, you will need to check-in at our Career Services tables to get your ticket.

Intro to Career Services: UMKC Career Services

Get to know career services on campus! We will review how career services can help you be successful as you prepare for part-time, internship, and full-time roles throughout your college experience and even after graduation. Learn about your services, events, and key strategies for career success while 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.

Career Fair Prep 101: UMKC Career Services 

Majority of our career fairs this fall 2021 semester will be VIRTUAL. So, what is that going to look like? How do you prepare? We will answer ALL of these questions and more during this session!

Resume Development 101: UMKC Career Services 

Let’s talk resumes! In this workshop, we will go over the basics of a good resume, formatting, content, and that WOW factor. Whether you have a resume already or just starting to create one, every student can absolutely benefit from this event!


BLOCH CAREER CENTER

Career Fair 101: Bloch Career Center (Business students ONLY)

Spend an hour with the Bloch Career Center learning how to best prepare for the upcoming career fair.

Introduction to Resumes: Bloch Career Center (Business students ONLY) 

Learn how to put together the perfect resume to use for career fairs, job applications, and networking events. Come to this workshop ready to develop your own document–we’ll walk you through appropriate formats, content, and what to say!

 

 

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 or room # for the session.

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