Update: Jan. 25, 2023

The Career Center transitioned off UMBCworks to a new job system called Handshake, as of Summer 2022. Please use 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 Campus ID (2 number 5 digit).
  • Or alumni can sign up with a non-UMBC personal email address (gmail, yahoo, etc.)

All new account requests will be sent to a pending bin where a Career Center staff member will need to review and approve it. To expedite this process please email

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.

If you need to access your old data in UMBCworks, you can still sign in through June 2023.

Log in as an Employer

This includes UMBC Faculty and Staff who hired students for on-campus positions.

Students and Alumni login here with your myUMBC account

Alumni who still have access to myUMBC and had an active UMBCworks account as of June 2022 may use this option.

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

This login method works for any alumna/alumnus enabled as of June 2022 and who received the Alumni Welcome email from