Missouri Western has started off 2019 with a fresh change, and has officially transitioned from Griffons4Hire to the popular college job platform for students, Handshake.
Handshake will replace Griffons4Hire with hopes of being user-friendly and able to connect both students and alumni in their job search.
Career Development Director Dr. Vincent Bowhay said that Handshake has certain advantages over Griffons4Hire.
“We had Griifons4Hire for several years, and we were very lucky to have that great service to students,” Bowhay said. “What’s great about Handshake, though, is it’s easier to use, connects students to more jobs and opportunities. We have already 600 companies that are in the website and willing to hire Missouri Western State students.”
Career mentor Cameron Edmonson believes that Handshake is a good program that will help students out.
“With this new Handshake, it’s a revamp of that (Griffons4Hire),” Edmonson said. “It’s using LinkedIn, some aspects of Facebook and putting them together and creating this awesome job portal where students are able to log on and click apply to apply faster.”
Student Employment Coordinator Claudia Baer said that Handshake has a better filter feature that will allow students to navigate and find jobs easier.
“In Griffons4Hire you’d have to really search for what filter you wanted,” Baer said. “There were a million little buttons you had to click. In comparison, on Handshake it literally has the five filters built out there: part-time, full-time employment, internships and on-campus employment. It’s literally a click of a button.”
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