Student and Academic Life

Handshake Week Helps Students Get a Hand on Their Career


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 29, 2019) — Career services offices across campus have declared Jan. 28-Feb. 1 Handshake Week at the University of Kentucky. Handshake is UK’s online career management platform that allows students to search and apply for jobs and internships, post a résumé, request credit for an internship and schedule an appointment with a career advisor. 

All UK students have an account on Handshake which can be activated at using their LinkBlue ID and password. 

“Handshake is an exciting platform that helps students connect with career resources and services and provides exclusive access to internships, co-ops, part-time jobs and full-time job opportunities,” said Ray Clere, director of the Stuckert Career Center. “Last fall, we had over 7,000 jobs posted for UK students. We want to make sure that UK students are connecting with these great opportunities.”

Handshake Week at UK is designed to encourage students to activate their account and engage with the platform by completing their profile, uploading a résumé or scheduling an appointment with a career advisor. Students can also win prizes in our photo contest. To be eligible, students can take a photo in a Handshake chair located at college advising and career services offices across campus including the Stuckert Career Center.

Post your photo to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with #HANDSACROSSUK. Prizes will be awarded for most creative and most popular. Winners will be announced 3 p.m., Feb. 1. 

Visit the Handshake activation tables in The 90 and the Gatton Student Center from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today (Tuesday), Jan. 29; Wednesday, Jan. 30; and Thursday, Jan. 31. 

For more information, contact the Stuckert Career Center at 859-257-2746 or stop by 408 Rose St. during drop-in hours from noon-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.   

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: #uk4ky #seeblue