Update: July 11, 2022

The Career Center is transitioning off UMBCworks to a new job system called Handshake. Please begin using Handshake in place of UMBCworks.

Current students and recent alumni from the past 4 years should already have a Handshake account prepopulated by Registrar data, and you can simply log in with your myUMBC single-sign-on credentials to activate the account. If Handshake does not find an existing account for you, using single-sign-on or your UMBC email address (in the format), you can sign up for an account. You will be asked to search for our school “University of Maryland, Baltimore County” then:

  • Sign up with your UMBC email address (in the format) and the new account request will automatically be approved. (Note, you can change your preferred email after initially setting up your account.)
  • Or alumni can sign up with a non-UMBC personal email address (gmail, yahoo, etc.), and your account request will be sent to a pending bin where a Career Center staff member will need to review and approve it. If you don’t receive approval within 2 business days you can email to check on the status.

Download your documents uploaded to UMBCworks. Documents will not automatically be moved over from one system to the other. You will need to upload your documents to your new account in Handshake.

July through early Fall semester, you should continue to check in UMBCworks on the status of any positions you recently applied to.

To schedule an appointment: Once logged into Handshake, click on “Career Center” in the top right or “University of Maryland, Baltimore County Career Center →” in the main page area. Then click on appointments.

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Log in or register as an Employer

This includes UMBC Faculty and Staff looking to hire students for on-campus positions.

Students and Alumni login here with your myUMBC account

Most users. Alumni who still have access to myUMBC and have contacted the Career Center to extend their UMBCworks account may use this option.

Instructions on Getting Started

Registered alumni without a myUMBC account login here with your email address and UMBCworks password

This login method works for any alumna/alumnus currently enabled and who has received the Alumni Welcome email. To request an account email