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Career Resources

Join UCLA ONE and Handshake
As a UCLA Extension certificate graduate, you have access to exclusive career resources. Stay connected, expand your network, and get help making your next career move.


UCLA ONE is your interactive, online gateway to new opportunities, an expanded professional network, and an experience that spans industries, fields, and continents. We are more than 18,000 users strong—and growing!

UCLA ONE is a free, fast, and easy way for you to:

  • Search or share jobs
  • Find alumni events
  • Seek or provide mentoring opportunities
  • Solicit or offer peer-driven career advice
  • Connect easily with other Bruins

In addition to our UCLA Extension group, on UCLA ONE you’ll find industry-specific groups such as Bruins in Education; Bruins in Entertainment; Bruins in Human Resources; Bruins in Real Estate; Bruins in Tech; Bruins in Finance; Bruins in Law; Bruins in Sustainability; and more.



Eligible UCLA Extension certificate students and alumni can subscribe to the UCLA Career Center online job board, Handshake. Gain access to thousands of job and internship opportunities, and make your next career move.

  • Handshake access is FREE for currently enrolled certificate candidates (with paid candidacy)
  • Certificate graduates (program completed) can access Handshake for a small nominal fee
  • Alumni with active paid subscriptions from BruinView will be carried over to Handshake

Step 1: Create a UCLA Logon ID (also called BOL) 

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Create a UCLA Logon ID” (lower left-hand side of screen).
  3. Read Terms of Services, Your Responsibilities, and Consequences of Misuse. Check the Box stating agreement to terms of services and then click on “I agree to the Terms of Use”.
  4. Indicate if you have a 9 Digit UCLA ID Number (UID):  Select “I do not have a 9 Digit UCLA ID Number” (even if you have a BruinCard)
  5. Follow the prompts to create your account:
    1. Make sure to enter your First Name and Last Name EXACTLY as indicated on your UCLA Extension Student Record – you can view this on your Student Portal.
    2. Use lowercase letters for your UCLA Logon ID and activate MFA (required).
  6. Congratulations, you now have a BOL account!  Make sure to write down/save your username/password. You will use you BOL account to log onto Handshake.

Step 2:  Register on Handshake

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in using your BOL account username and password that you created in step 1.
  3. After signing in, you will be prompted to register because you a new user.
  4. Since you are an Extension student you will get a message saying that Handshake can’t find you in the system and to click on “I’m an Extension student/alumnus”
  5. The system will then prompt you to put in your:
    1. UCLA Extension Student ID (starts with the letter X, log in to your UCLA Extension student portal account to locate the number).
    2. Email address (must be the primary email on your UCLA Extension Student Account).
  6. Click “Submit.” The system will take 24 hours to process your registration.  You should be able to log into Handshake –  – the following day.
  7. For UCLA Extension Certificate Alumni, you will be prompted to make a payment in order to access Handshake. The system will take 24 hours to process your payment.  You should be able to log into Handshake – – the following day. Alumni with active paid subscriptions from BruinView will be carried over to Handshake (you will not have to submit payment until your 6-month subscription expires).

After you have completed the registration (including 24 hr processing time), you can directly access Handshake at

If you have any question or have trouble registering, please email or call 310-267-1317.

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