Allegheny College Partners with Handshake to Bring Job and Internship Opportunities to Students

Allegheny College announced today that it has partnered with the Handshake career community to provide students and recent graduates with access to job and internship opportunities from more than 400,000 employers. The platform includes postings from a broad array of organizations — ranging from every Fortune 500 company to thousands of small businesses, nonprofits, startups and more.

Through the Handshake platform, students and recent graduates can search for postings, build a profile and receive recommendations for positions that match their interests and skills. In addition, they can apply for positions through Handshake, which can be accessed through its website and its apps for iOS and Android.

Handshake chair
The Office of Career Education received this distinctive chair from Handshake — a fun way to raise awareness of the career community on campus.

“We are very excited to partner with Handshake and introduce its benefits to Allegheny students and recent graduates,” said Jim Fitch, director of career education in the Allegheny Gateway. “The top employers in the nation are using the Handshake platform, and its features, scale and convenience make it a tremendously valuable resource in the career search process for job seekers and companies alike. It will be the top job and internship search tool for Allegheny students.”

Handshake, which was founded in 2013, partners with more than 900 colleges and universities. Employers perform more than 25,000 proactive searches for candidates on the platform monthly, according to Handshake. In addition, Handshake allows users to submit reviews of their recent work experiences, and its Q&A feature lets users pose questions to the 14 million individuals on Handshake to get advice from experienced peers.

Allegheny students and recent graduates can learn more about Handshake and register online. The Office of Career Career Education also is sponsoring a Handshake sign-up event for Allegheny students on Monday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Henderson Campus Center Lobby.

Handshake is among the wide range of services and programs coordinated by the Office of Career Education. Its staff networks with various partners, both on and off campus, to develop internships, and job shadowing opportunities, educational programs, and employment leads to help students attain their personal and professional goals.