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Student Applicant Job Aid


Step 1.



  • Log in to Handshake using your UC Merced Single Sign On (SSO) credentials


  • Create/update your profile and upload a resume, cover letter and other commonly requested documents (transcripts, certificates, etc.).


Step 2.


  • Navigate to the “jobs” tab


  • Select the “on-campus” filter


  • Review available jobs


Step 3.


  • Apply

    • There are 2 application types; quick apply and apply. 

      • Quick Apply - If your profile already contains the documents being requested as part of the job posting, the “quick apply” option will appear.  By clicking this button, you will not have an opportunity to edit your documents and your application will be submitted using the documents in your profile.

      • Apply – If you do not have one or more of the specific documents in your profile that the employer has indicated as required, the system will prompt you to add them before your application can be submitted.

      • To learn more on how to apply for jobs in Handshake, please click here.


Step 4.


  • Receive confirmation of application email.



Step 5.


If you are selected as a candidate for interview, an employer representative will contact you for next steps.