JHU is offering the Handshake career services platform to every student starting Aug. 6.
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 to find career-related events, including recruiter meetings and career fairs, happening on JHU's campuses.
Individuals can get started by activating their accounts online. It is important for users to fill in their profiles—particularly to add their school years, education levels, majors, and GPAs—in order to be considered qualified for many of the jobs in the system.
Handshake has been in use by JHU's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering for several years. Now students in every division will use the same platform, and Hopkins alumni will be able to request access as well. School-based systems, such as Symplicity, SAISWorks, and Carey Compass, will no longer be available.
Students will continue to have access to the resources, coaching, and industry expertise provided by their school career centers, but sharing Handshake across the institution will improve consistency and coordination among the divisions and allow employers to offer opportunities to applicants in many schools at once.