Jobs & Internships

Handshake is the University of Hartford's online job board.

Employers from around the country post jobs on Handshake when they are looking for University of Hartford students. If you are a current student or an alum, you can access Handshake by setting up an account. You will have access to full-time, part-time, internship, and on-campus positions that have been posted.

You will be able to:

  • Create and maintain an online profile
  • Post résumés for employers to view
  • Search for on-campus jobs while you are a student
  • Find internships in your area of study
  • Identify full- and part-time jobs in your field

Activate your account: 

  1. Visit
  2. Your login and password is your Hartford email (user) and password that you currently use.
Handshake replaced the Career Bridge system and it works a lot like LinkedIn, the professional networking site. Students can build profiles highlighting their academic accomplishments, skills and extracurricular activities, and then make those profiles visible to companies that have connected with the University of Hartford.

Resources and Helpful Links


Internships are a great way to expand your knowledge and skills, get relevant work experience, and learn about your work preferences. Many majors are now requiring internships because they can be extremely helpful. Use our resources to help you as you look for internship opportunities.

  • After College posts full-time and part-time jobs for recent college graduates, plus a full selection of internships all over the United States

  • Career Rookie connects students and recent graduates seeking internships, part-time jobs and entry-level positions with the nation's top employers

  • Monster Trak allows you to search for full-time jobs, part-time jobs, and internship opportunities, as well as career related resources (résumé writing, networking guide, etc.)

  • USAJobs is the official job site of the United States Federal Government. It is your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information

  • helps one find engineering jobs listed by employers seeking qualified engineers. These engineering positions are in the United States and are  openings for engineers only

  • is one of the best sources of non-profit career opportunities and internships available

  • Urban Employ offers employment listings to attract highly-qualified, diverse entry and mid-level talent.  The focus is both on jobs and internships

  • Disney Careers Imagination, innovation, and creative excellence define Disney / ABC Television Group. You can view a variety of careers available at Disney

  • Indeed one search - all jobs

On-Campus Employment

Students interested in working during the academic year have three options:

Federal Work-Study:
Jobs are available to students who are qualified based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The program is financed with federal money and is administered by the University's Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Eligibility for financial aid is determined by the University of Hartford's Office of Student Financial Assistance. If you qualify for Federal Work-Study, it will be listed in your financial aid award, which can be viewed in your self-service account. Your total FWS amount is specified here as well. You may not earn more through this program than your award specifies. You are paid an hourly rate and receive a paycheck every two weeks. Schedules and work responsibilities are discussed with the immediate supervisor. All FSW students may work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year.

All work-study jobs will be posted on Handshake, our career portal, by the end of August. Check your financial aid packet to see if you qualify for Federal Work Study.  If you have an amount listed for Federal Work Study, search for "Federal Work Study" job postings on Handshake.

Non-work study employment:
There are many on-campus positions that do not require work study funding, but still allow students to earn money for work performed on campus. The following departments often employ students on a part-time basis, but there are many others:

    1. Dean's Offices

    2. Sports Center

    3. Lincoln Theater

    4. University Libraries

    5. Campus Store

    6. ARAMARK Food Services

Part-time employment off-campus:

Many local employers post part-time and seasonal jobs on Handshake, our job portal. You may also find part-time jobs in the greater Hartford area by visiting

For summer seasonal jobs, check out

Graduate School

There are many reasons to consider continuing your education at the graduate level. One is obtaining a needed credential or certification required for a professional role, such as physician, physical therapist, attorney or accountant. Another is obtaining critical skills or knowledge to pursue your chosen career. A third good reason to consider graduate study is to obtain new skills or knowledge that will enable you to advance in your profession.

When deciding what school to attend or what program you want to pursue, consider the following:

  • Does the emphasis of the program meet your career and educational goals?
  • What are the admissions criteria?
  • Is financial assistance available?
  • Does the program have a practical experience component (i.e. internships, CO-OP)?
  • Are there available and extensive labs or other learning facilities?
  • How comprehensive is the library?
  • What is the student-faculty ratio?
  • What are the depth, diversity, and availability of faculty?
  • How many students are enrolled in the program and the number who complete the degree requirements?
  • What type of jobs have students gone into after degree completion?
Helpful resources: Graduate school exams: