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Handshake Hacks: Discovering Opportunities Just Got Easier

By: Gracie Covarrubias, DePaul University organizational and multicultural communication major ’18 and Career Center communications assistant

Sometimes it can take hours to sort through a never-ending list of job postings, titles and descriptions. Luckily, Handshake is stepping up their game by making job searching both easier and more convenient for students using their platform. Check out these two new updates that are changing up the job search game.

Student Dashboard

Handshake is providing users with a new student dashboard or homepage that curates lists of potential jobs and internships based on their interests. The type of lists that will appear include:

  • Jobs/internships near or on campus
  • Jobs/internships in locations you’re interested in
  • Jobs/internships popular among your major
  • Employers active on campus

These prebuilt searches and lists are designed to generate postings that are based on your profile, preferences and activity. We weren’t kidding when we said Handshake was getting smarter the more you used it. By narrowing down postings for you, Handshake is taking some of the stress off the job search and helping users realize all sorts of potential career paths. What are you waiting for? Did we also mention that you can now make your profile visible to other students, which would allow you to view their profiles as well? By opting in to this feature, you can learn from other students’ experiences, involvement and skills.

Handshake mobile

Wouldn’t it be nice to job search on the go? Handshake just made that possible with the launch of a mobile app. Gone are the days of fruitless commutes on the ‘L’—you can now search for jobs and internships, wherever and whenever you want.

Handshake’s mobile app is available in the Apple store for iPhone 4s, and beyond. Simply search ‘Handshake Jobs & Careers’ and download the app to your phone. Don’t worry Android users, Handshake plans to launch the app for Androids in 2018.

Similar to the dashboard update, the Handshake mobile app will be focused on the job discovery process, offering you lists of postings sorted into categories based on your profile information and preferences. The app also offers users the opportunity to search for jobs, favorite them and begin the application process, all from your smartphone.

Download the app today and see what Handshake has in store for you.


Having trouble logging in? A Handshake help team is available!

If you need to recover or reset your Campus Connect password, please contact TSC at 312-362-8765. If you graduated before the year 2000 and do not have a Campus Connect account, or if you are having other difficulties logging in to Handshake, please click here.

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