March 18, 2018 at 11:02 am

Career Corner | OHIO Launches New Career Network for Students, Alumni on April 16

Ohio University is taking its efforts to connect students and alumni with job and internship opportunities as well as potential employers to a whole new level.

The Career and Leadership Development Center is replacing one of its primary online career development tools, Bobcat CareerLink, with Handshake, an online career network that is more user-friendly and results-driven and that is expected to increase Bobcats’ and the university’s access and exposure to employers.

logo for handshake program, with illustration of two people shaking handsOHIO’s new Handshake account will be available to employers on Monday, March 26, providing time for the site to be populated with career opportunities before it becomes available to students and alumni on Monday, April 16.

“At the CLDC, we are always looking for ways to better serve Ohio University students and alumni while also building our employer partnerships,” said Erika Peyton, assistant director for employer relations and marketing at the CLDC. “Handshake’s state-of-the-art platform allows us to do all of that by joining a network that includes more than 475 career centers, over 200,000 employers and eight million-plus users.”

…While nearly 8,000 employers are registered through Bobcat CareerLink, more than 200,000 employers, including all of the Fortune 500 companies, are using Handshake in their recruitment efforts. By joining Handshake, Bobcats will have a direct connection to many of those employers and those employers will have access to Bobcats’ profiles, which they can search like they would on LinkedIn, and to career events on-campus, such as the bi-annual Career and Internship Fairs.

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