Apply for Jobs

Applying to jobs and internships is the implementation of your career development knowledge and the career brand you have developed. There are numerous ways to locate jobs and internships, which you can discuss with a career consultant. Students and alumni of Winthrop are encouraged to use Handshake as their starting point for locating opportunities. 




Handshake is Winthrop's online jobsite where students and alumni can search for relevant part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities. Employers post regional and national opportunities on a daily basis, they can even direct message you! All active Winthrop students and graduated alumni have access to Handshake. For more detailed information about what Handshake is and can do for you, please toggle to this webpage.

Student, Alumni, & F/S LOGIN 


FAQ's: Current Students & Alumni  

Q: I don't remember signing up for Handshake, how do I have an account?

A: All students automatically receive an Handshake account during your first year (or year of transfer).

Q: Is my password the same as on Wingspan? 

A: Yes, it is SSO.

Q: How do I know what my username is?

A: Your username is ALWAYS your assigned Winthrop e-mail address (example: — no mailbox!)


Career Exploration & Research

O*Net: A tool for career exploration and job analysis! O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. What sets us apart is our "employee generated content" — anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more — all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. Now with nearly 3 million salaries and reviews, you have all the information you might need to make your next career decision.

Job Shadow: Here you can read real interviews from people as they talk about the jobs they do and the careers they have.

InsideCareerInfo: This linked resource is a searchable collection of information from thousands of professionals who have shared their personal career experiences

  • What surprises them most about their career choices 
  • What they like best and least about their professions
  • Tips and advice for getting into the career and succeeding in it!
  • Their education and other relevant background details

Salary Calculator: Get salary information by occupation, location, experience, and more.

Resources from the Social Jobs Partnership


Non-Profit & Government Links

Making the Difference: Find and Apply for Federal Opportunities Workshop (PDF - 2.18m)
This is a resource so you can learn how to navigate the federal hiring process. With screen shots and sample application questions, you should walk away from this session feeling confident about how to find and pursue a federal opportunity.