The University of Massachusetts Lowell has recently introduced Handshake, the popular career networking and job platform for students and alumni, to its constituents. One Career Center staff member described it aptly: "A combination of LinkedIn, Indeed and Netflix."
Used by more than 400,000 employers and 800 universities nationwide, Handshake has quickly emerged as a popular way for college students and recent grads to find internships, co-ops and full-time jobs, according to Greg Denon, Associate Dean of student affairs for career development.
“We looked at a couple of different options, but Handshake is really setting the standard for the next generation of platforms,” Denon says. “The core functionality is 10 times better than CareerLINK and the interface is a lot more contemporary, so it’s easier for students to search and apply for positions. Everything about it is easier.”
Of course, the most important difference for students and alumni is the volume and variety of opportunities available on Handshake.
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