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Checking Handshake Helped This Freshmen Land 6 Job Offers!

Even in light of the mid-pandemic circumstances college students are facing today, many young job-seekers are still finding ways to start their career journeys. Some are even fielding more offers than they expected while navigating our virtual…

Top 5 Communication Do’s and Top 5 Don’ts to Avoid at Work

What is good workplace etiquette? If you haven’t worked in an office or professional environment before, you’re probably unsure. While it varies from office to office, there are some general guidelines for how to communicate at work. Here are five…

Handshake Hacks: A Checklist to Find a Job or Internship

How to: Be the first to know about new jobs and events Download the Handshake app: With the app, you get important alerts to help you stay ahead in your job search. You can save and apply to jobs, message employers,……

Facing Fears: How to Embrace “Failure” at Work

Little misses at your job or internship can shape big wins for your future. For many college seniors, the summer before graduation is a great time to start building solid career foundations. Putting hard work into a summer internship for…

The Importance of Networking with Alumni on Handshake

Time and time again, college students are told to network as much as possible. You never know who might be able to serve as a mentor, or help you with an internship or a job in the…

How to Secure a Great Letter of Recommendation

If you’re applying for an internship, job, or graduate program, you may be asked to provide a letter of recommendation. This letter should come from someone with professional authority that can endorse you as an excellent candidate. How do you…

The 120 Best Places for Students and Grads to Launch their Career

For years, Handshake has been the #1 place university and college students go to find jobs. Born out of a real need to level the entry level playing field, that journey has never been no more critical than it is…

10 Steps to Make a Great First Impression at Work

You’ve probably heard that first impressions are important. But what does it mean to make a good first impression at work—and how do you do it? We’ve outlined a step-by-step guide for you to get your new job or internship…

18 Best Study Tips for Final Exams and Projects

Adapted from Shorelight blog post: Final exams and big semester-end papers and projects can be very challenging. There is so much to learn, keep organized, and remember as you head into finals. Effective study tips can help…

Job Searching While LGBTQ: How to Find a Truly Inclusive Place to Work

Repost of S.E. Fleenor’s article on The Muse: Kaiba Lithicum sits across from me, smiling as he talks, clearly at ease in his workplace. But that hasn’t always been the case. He’s often struggled with how he’s…