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TECHCONNECT

Connect To Career Events, Jobs, & Internships

TechConnect is now powered by Handshake. Handshake makes it easy for every College of Technology student to explore career events, connect to jobs and internships, and even schedule on-campus interviews.

With Handshake you can: 

  • Browse and register for career events on campus
  • Explore thousands of jobs and internships from over 300K employers nationwide
  • Get personalized job recommendations based on your major, interests, and more
  • Upload your projects and portfolios
  • Manage your own campus interviews with top employers

We’ve preloaded your profile to get you started. Please note that your profile’s default setting is set to “hidden.” Employers, alumni, and students won’t be able to see anything until you choose to unhide it.

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  1. Read the Student Terms of Use.
  2. Go to AccessUH
  3. Launch TechConnect
  4. Check the box to choose if your profile will be set to public or private. 

We recommend keeping it set to private until you fill out your profile and/or check in with a career center advisor.

Join us on TechConnect

View helpful 2 Minute Video Tutorials or visit the Handshake Student Help Center, or contact College of Technology Career Services for more information or assistance.

FAQs

How do I update my profile?

Some of your information can be updated right from your Handshake profile, and some has to be updated in the university student information system.

The following information is pulled directly from the student information system:

  • Education Level
  • Majors
  • Minors (Certificates)
  • Departmental and cumulative GPA
  • College

If any of the above is inaccurate, please work with your academic advisor or the Registrar’s Office to have this information corrected. This information is updated weekly, so if something looks off check again the following week!  

Be sure to update your career interests in your profile.

Why aren’t my updates showing up?

Information pulled in from university student information system is updated weekly, so if something looks off check again the following week!

The following information is pulled directly from the student information system:

  • Education Level
  • Majors
  • Minors (Certificates)
  • Departmental and cumulative GPA
  • College

If any of the above is inaccurate, please work with your academic advisor or the Registrar’s Office to have this information corrected.

How do I hide my GPA?

Open your College of Technology Education section and select “Hide from employers” on the GPA you would like hidden. 

How do I make my profile public to employers?

To make your profile public to employers, click the button on the right-hand side of your profile that says “Make Profile Public.”

How to Change Your Student Profile –

https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/218692638-How-to-Change-Your-Student-Profile-to-Private-Public-for-Employers

Why Should I Make My Profile Public? – https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/115007281988-Why-should-I-make-my-profile-public-Campus-profile-

How to register for a career event (fair, workshop, info session) or sign up for an interview?

Go to the Events tab in your Handshake profile.  From there select the event you are interested in and select “Register.” Make sure to read over the event details to see if there is any additional information you should be aware of to prepare for your upcoming event!