The Center for Career Development started up their new program called Handshake recently.
Founded by Michigan Tech students Garrett Lord, Ben Christensen and Scott Ringwelski after their own job searches, Handshake began in 2014 with the intentions of ensuring that higher education students had equal access to jobs.
The new platform is set to replace “Hire-A-VOL” recently. Any documents such as resumes and cover letters saved in Hire-A-VOL should be downloaded because they do not transfer to Handshake.
According to CCD Director Stephanie Kit, Handshake connects students, employers and university career centers in a singular platform.
“Students can learn about jobs, internships and career events through Handshake,” Kit said. “They can also schedule appointments with Center for Career Development staff and register for our events through Handshake.”
In addition to scheduling appointments and registering for events, the new platform also engages students with more opportunities for internships and full-time jobs.
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