Career Services


Are you a CURRENT STUDENT looking for employment, career events, appointment scheduling, or other career resources?

Are you an EMPLOYER  interested in posting career opportunities and/or other recruitment initiatives?

Handshake was created to ensure that all college students have equal access to meaningful careers. Within a few years, Handshake has become the leading early career community in the US. It is where employers find students, students get jobs, and career centers enable student opportunity.

More than 600,000 employers hire students on Handshake.

Avila is happy to partner with Handshake for our students. Handshake is designed to help students who are just starting out and may not yet have the experience or networks. It supports students on their entire career journey. When you apply on Handshake, you have the advantage.

Advantages of HANDSHAKE

  • No fee for Avila University students or alumni.
  • Access to the largest early talent network in the U.S. From employers targeting student’s and graduates just like YOU!
  • Personalized recommendations for jobs, events and resources based on career interests, major, experience, and job search history.

Don’t have access to Handshake? Don’t worry.

Here is a list of resources that will help you explore, discover, and land a career!

Career Readiness Challenge- Lantern guides you through the complex process of getting to your next career and everything along the way.

Princeton Review -Learn about academic majors and career paths; creation of a free account is required to view full profiles.

CareerOneStop – Search for occupational profiles and job market trends, like fastest growing or highest paying occupations and industries.

My Skills My Future – Search for occupations that share similar skill sets.

Learn How to Become – Browse information on how to pursue a myriad of careers, as well as how to conduct an effective job search in a variety of fields and industries.

Career Explorer Tools -Discover more occupations using Agilities. Discover which jobs are in high demand locally.

Avila Career Resource Board
-Padlet is an online notice board tool that can help digitize the resources and more.

Schedule an Appointment

Need to chat with someone about Handshake or other Career concerns? We offer in-person, phone, and virtual appointments.

If you’re a student, please login to Navigate, using your Avila email and password. If you have any issues or need assistance please contact; or check out this video:
If you’re not a student, please email or call 816.501.2901.

How to Sign-Up for Handshake

To get started using Handshake, take a look at this page where you can determine your needs and begin the journey to a new career.


Avila Career Services, Hodes Center
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City, Missouri 64145 / 816.501.2901

For all student employment opportunities, please use the email below
E: careers

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