Online Profile

Your online profile is often the first view a potential employer has of you. First impressions are important, so make sure your profile is one you want a potential employer to see.


Handshake is the University of Cincinnati’s career platform that helps all students find meaningful careers by connecting job-seeking students and recent graduates with thousands of opportunities at thousands of companies and organizations of all sizes and locations.

Handshake is free to University of Cincinnati students.

Find out more about Handshake and learn how to build out your profile.


LinkedIn is a professional networking platform. Many professional people use LinkedIn to search for jobs, research career paths and companies, share information, make connections, and keep in touch with other professional people.

Professional Photo

Having a professional head shot photo on your online profile is important. UC students can get a free professional portrait in the Bearcat Promise Career Studio (TUC 310). Find out how to get your professional portrait.

Want a second opinion?

Come to walk-in hours for assistance with your Handshake or LinkedIn profile.