COVID-19 Career Resources

We are working to provide you with relevant and helpful links. 



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  • Handshake - Use the keyword “Remote” when searching opportunities
  • LinkedIn - Use the keyword “Remote” when searching opportunities
  • Flexjobs - Browse 50+ of career fields including Advertising, Human Services, and Engineering
  • Idealist - Social Action focused internships and Jobs. Click “Remote” on the left menu
  • - Use the keyword “Remote” when searching opportunities
  • - Browse a variety of fields including: HR, IT, Customer Services
  • Skip the Drive- Browse a variety of fields including: Health Care, Accounting, Sales
  • Working Nomads- Browse a varitey of field including: Education, Health Care, Legal
  • And More!



Handshake offers you access to over 7,000 employers in different industries from national companies like Amazon to local companies like Design Alaska.

See job postings, internships, virtual events and more on your profile, tailored to your interests and career goals.

As a UAF student you already have a Handshake account, just use your single sign-on (the same information you use to log into Blackboard or UAonline). Get started now!

80% of students who share their interests on Handshake receive a message from a recruiter, so completing your profile is key! Learn more.

Handshake Profile 10 Day Challenge

Head to our Jobs & Internships page for helpful videos, tips, current job openings, and more!

Many employers are switching over to virtual events to connect with and engage with students. An easy way to find these events is to log into your UAF Handshake Account.On the right hand top of the screen, click 'Events.

This is a great way to get the pulse of an organization you might be interested in, get your name out there, and learn something new!

Take an online certification program or training.

  • called LinkedIn Learning) offers many certificates and classes on various topics. You can use it for a month FREE. Through the Fairbanks public Library you can continue to use for free. Find out more here.
  • Udemy and Courseraare two other learning websites that offer classes and certifications. These classes do cost, so make sure you take that into consideration.

Always look at what certifications are relevant, accredited, or accepted by your field.  For instance, a tech certificate from Google is more impressive than one from

Many businesses are offering free trainings.

  • Find these by searching the company/companies or industry you are interested in.
  • Try using words like: professional development, virtual, training, etc. and see what you find. Some companies have professional development pages on their website. You can also reach out to a company to see what kinds of skills they look for in a candidate.

Read a book, or many of them!

  • There are many professional development, leadership, skills, and just plain fun books to learn from.
  • Here is a list to get you started, but a quick Google or question to a mentor or a friend can help you choose some reading material.

LinkedIn is a great way for you to showcase your skills and to connect with employers. Use your profile as a portfolio by adding projects, presentations, and more.

This is a great source to get you started with building out your profile: LinkedIn Profile Checklist

Not sure what to post on LinkedIn? This article will help: What to post on LinkedIn?

For more student focused LinkedIn articles check out this page.

Using LinkedIn

  • Head over to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks LinkedIn Page
  • On the left side bar under home you will see the buttons: 'Jobs' and 'Alumni.'
  • You can look at either of these tabs and find people who are working at a company or in a job you are interested in.
  • Then you can reach out, introduce yourself, and ask if you can chat with them about how they decided on that particular company or if they have any advice for someone interested in that role.

You can also connect with other individuals on LinkedIn, the University page is just a great and easy way to start.



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