2018 John Hopkins University graduate Ben Hoertnagl-Pereira completed his degree in computer science with hopes to come back to his Alma Mater for a Master's program, but prior to that wanted to live out his dreams for a summer: visiting Facebook HQ in California.
To get there, he first connected with a recruiter for the company at an on-campus event, which he found through the Handshake career services platform provided by the Homewood Career Center. It took a year to land the internship, and Hoertnagl-Pereira says networking was invaluable.
"It's always nice to interview in person," Sunil Kumar Provost, Johns Hopkins University says, and with Handshake, "it's helpful to see all the opportunities in one spot."
Encouraged by the experience of students at JHU's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering, which have used Handshake for several years, the university is preparing to offer the career services platform to every JHU student starting Aug. 6. Hopkins alumni will also be able to request access to the system starting that day.
Whether they are looking for a first job or building their careers with advanced studies, students can use Handshake to connect with career center staff and resources in their schools. They can search job and internship openings posted by approved employers—a group that numbers 50,000 across all industries—and sorted for their interests and experience. Handshake will also be the place for students to find career-related events, including recruiter meetings and career fairs happening on JHU's campuses.
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