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UCS Operations


The UNC Chapel Hill Painter University Career Services office in Hanes Hall are currently closed; how do I connect with Career Center and access services?

The University Career Services (UCS) staff are available to connect with students online each weekday during the 8:30am - 5pm time period. Students can book appointments through their Handshake account and our staff are available via email and by phone during work hours. We will respond within 24 hours.

What about drop-in career advising? Are those services still being provided by the University Career Services during the time period that campus has shifted to online classes and student support services?

Yes, the UCS will be providing drop-in career advising services every weekday during the 1pm - 4pm time period. Students can schedule an appointment to access these services via Zoom during these time periods.

What is Handshake?

Handshake is UNC’s Career Services online career management platform. All UNC students have Handshake accounts. If you’ve never accessed your account before, log in to the Handshake website (link below) with your Onyen log-in information, and activate your account.

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What can I do with my Handshake account?

Handshake is your connection point to career services resources and support. Here are a few of the resources accessible through Handshake:

  • Schedule online appointments with career advisors.
  • Access thousands of job postings and apply directly through Handshake. These job postings include internships, co-ops, part-time jobs, and full-time career opportunities.
  • participate in online career events, ranging from virtual career fairs to interviews and employer information sessions.

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