Handshake is Adams State’s Online Career Platform that gives students who are seeking jobs and internships access to employment opportunities across the nation, in addition to connecting you to employers, Handshake offers access to employer Events including information sessions and job fairs. The system allows you to complete a job-ready profile (an online resume), that helps you connect to the right employer and the right job.

Use your Adams Login on Handshake to complete your profile, and start exploring job opportunities, employers, resources, and events! Check out the Handshake Blog for articles, tips, and insights on how to launch your career!


Chegg Internships – Chegg Internships brings students and employers together in one centralized location, providing tools and services for students to develop the real-world skills they will need upon graduation and for employers to find the best candidates.

Connect-123 Volunteer and Internship Programs – Connect -123 Volunteer and Internship Programs: facilitates career-related internship and service learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in Cape Town, Buenos Aires, Shanghai, Barcelona, and Dublin in a wide range of fields including public health, medicine, education, economic development, business consulting, human rights, and journalism.

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities National Internship Program – The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) recruits college students for paid summer- and semester-long internships at federal agencies and private corporations in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country. These ten- and fifteen-week internship programs give college students direct experience in a diversity of careers in the federal and corporate sectors.

Job Search

ZipRecruiter – ZipRecruiter was founded to make meaningful connections between job seekers and employers. What started as a way to help small businesses find great candidates has grown into a leading online employment marketplace that connects millions of job seekers with companies of all sizes. ZipRecruiter also offers Resume Resources, an Internships page, and a Salary Calculator.

Purepost – The Purepost Passport provides a comprehensive competency-based model for students, transitioning Veterans, and job seekers to use as the pathway to growth and a successful career outcome. The Passport allows the job seeker to understand their career through the competencies and skills they’ve acquired from each of their jobs. It takes minutes to complete and is free for all professionals.

Indeed.com – Search millions of jobs from thousands of job boards, newspapers, classifieds and company websites on indeed.com.

Glassdoor.com – Search millions of jobs and get the inside scoop on companies with employee reviews, personalized salary tools, and more.

TheMuse.com – Browse jobs, explore the inside of top companies, and meet the people that work there. Get expert advice and connect with a career coach who will help give your career a major boost.

Connecting Colorado – Connecting Colorado is part of a state- and county-run system that delivers immediate, tangible results for your future. You can post your résumé, apply for a specific job, or do a self-directed job search through our jobs database.

GettingHired.com – GettingHired.com is the largest national employment and networking portal connecting job seekers with disabilities, employers committed to hiring job seekers with disabilities, agencies providing services to the disabled community, colleges and universities, and disability advocacy groups.

K-12 Jobs – Serving over a million educators per year – search for your perfect teaching or administrator position.

USA Jobs – The official job site of the United State Federal Government.

SimplyHired.com – SimplyHired.com offers a comprehensive job board focused toward new college graduates, along with the ability to leverage LinkedIn and Facebook contacts, tip sheets, and blog posts.

RegisteredNursing.org – A career as a registered nurse starts here. With a carefully curated database, you can search for nursing jobs in any state. With great job prospects, competitive pay, and the opportunity to help people on a daily basis, nursing offers it all. Search now and find a great job as a registered nurse in your state!

Volunteering Opportunities

Adams State Cares Day – Annual Volunteer day for Adams State Students

Local Organizations

La Puente – La Puente is a nonprofit organization serving Colorado’s San Luis Valley by providing food, shelter, and advocacy for the homeless and community.

American Red Cross – The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: Disaster Relief, Supporting America’s Military Families, Lifesaving Blood, Health and Safety Services, and International Services.

Boys & Girls Club of the San Luis Valley – Do you want to make a difference in a young person’s life? Would you like to be a part of something special? Do you want to be a part of a team effort to improve the quality of life in our community? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then we need you! Program volunteers can work with the After School Programming or Fundraisers.

San Luis Valley Animal Welfare Society – Is the largest animal welfare society in the San Luis Valley. We have rescued over 6,000 homeless, often suffering animals in the last nine years – primarily dogs and cats. If you wish to improve the well being of animals (Primarily dogs & cats) in the San Luis Valley, then volunteer today!

National Organizations

Idealist: Non-profit Search Engine – Idealist connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.

AmeriCorps – A network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 70,000 Americans each year with intensive service to meet our county’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.

Cross Cultural Solutions – Volunteer Abroad – work side-by-side with local people and experience another culture like never before.

Habitat for Humanity – Nonprofit/Ecumenical Christian housing organization which seeks to eliminate poverty, housing and homelessness from the world and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.

Peace Corps – About the Peace Corps: The Peace Corps sends Americans with a passion for service abroad on behalf of the United States to work with communities and create lasting change. Volunteers develop sustainable solutions to address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. Through their Peace Corps experience, Volunteers gain a unique cultural understanding and a life-long commitment to service that positions them to succeed in today’s global economy. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, more than 225,000 Americans of all ages have served in 141 countries worldwide. For more information, visit peacecorps.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Teach For America – A national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.

Connect-123 Volunteer and Internship Programs – Connect-123 Volunteer and Internship Programs: facilitates career-related internship and service learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in Cape Town, Buenos Aires, Shanghai, Barcelona, and Dublin in a wide range of fields including public health, medicine, education, economic development, business consulting, human rights, and journalism.