Career Center Partners with One of the Nation’s Top Networking Platforms for Students

Career Planning

November 1, 2018

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The Hollins University Career Center has announced its collaboration with Handshake, a premier career management system that connects students with Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of other organizations for jobs and internships and offers a wide range of educational resources.

Launched in 2014, Handshake has been called “a powerful new tool [for] college students looking to start their careers” by Inc. magazine. Fast Company notes, “The days of ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’ may be nearing an end now that college students can Handshake their way to better job opportunities, ” and quotes Jason Aldrich, an assistant dean at Georgia State University, as stating that “…because [Handshake]  attracts top employers who traditionally recruit at only a small number of schools, it is already helping to democratize access to more opportunities for everyone on campus, particularly our first-generation and underrepresented minority students.”

Hollins alumnae and other employers in any location are welcome to post job and internship opportunities in Handshake, and can contact the Career Center at for more details.

In another effort to boost employer relations while improving access to internships and student postgraduate outcomes, the Career Center is presenting HireHollins: Employer-Talent Showcase on March 5, 2019.

“This will not be a traditional career services ‘job fair,’ but an experiential interface with a mix of networking, mentoring, and recruiting,” says Karen Cardozo, Hollins’ executive director of career development. “This special event begins with table browsing at lunch so students can get information and see who is present. Then, employers will offer recruiting workshops and coaching sessions, followed by one-on-one networking. It’s going to be a dynamic and interactive afternoon with an emphasis on regional partners who can provide a pipeline to postgraduate hiring.”