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If you are experiencing issues using the Handshake platform, please go here to check status of the system.  


Effective 8 am on December 15, 2020 UC Merced moved STUDENT job postings to Handshake.  Handshake is a recruitment platform widely used across institutions of higher education and is already a familiar tool for students at UC Merced seeking to find off-campus jobs and internships. With the inclusion of UC Merced on-campus employment; students will have a one-stop shop to find both on-campus and off-campus employment opportunities.  

To facilitate this move, the CatPAWS site will no longer accept new applications.

At 5 pm on December 11, 2020, all active job postings were removed from the CatPAWS platform and will no longer be available for student application submissions.  As of 8 am, December 15, 2020, any non-expired on-campus employment job postings, previously listed in CatPAWS were transitioned to Handshake. 

Please click here to access the Handshake website for UC Merced. 

Students: Once you have completed the Single Sign-On process, you may search for UC Merced on-campus jobs using the "on-campus" search filter.  For more information regarding access to Handshake and on-campus positions, please go here

Hiring Managers/Supervisors:  Applications for jobs in Handshake are delivered to assigned "Applicant Reviewers".  Please go here to view information on the Applicant Reviewer role in Handshake. 

A recording of the training session provided to hiring managers/supervisors on December 9, 2020 can be found here