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BEAM Uses New Platform to Connect Students to Employers

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Aug 23 2015

BEAM has has implemented a new platform, Handshake,  to help students define and achieve their career goals.  Handshake provides a modern, streamlined approach to career services that capitalizes on the best aspects of the social web. Stanford students will use the platform to connect with employers, discover opportunities and events, and schedule appointments with career counselors.

“Handshake will give students and employers an engaging user experience,” said Dr. Farouk Dey, Associate Vice Provost of Student Affairs & Dean of Career Education. “This platform is intuitive and lets students and employers connect with the ease we’ve come to expect in the social media age.”

Handshake replaces Cardinal Careers. It’s expected to increase student engagement by harnessing features from Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. It will also reach students where they are through the Handshake app. Handshake will help Stanford students to discover opportunities, build their careers, and extend the reach of their relationships at Stanford beyond graduation day by facilitating mentorship opportunities and alumni engagement.

Stanford students and potential employers can begin connecting by logging into the new platform and creating a profile here.

Users of Stanford’s Handshake portal may encounter certain job listings and other job-related content, including links to third-party websites (“Job Listings”).  Job Listings are created and provided by third parties over whom Stanford exercises no control; you acknowledge and understand that we have no control over Job Listings.  Stanford does not have any obligation to screen any Job Listing, or to include any Job Listing in its search results.  Stanford cannot confirm the accuracy or completeness or any Job Listing or other information submitted by any employer or other user, including the identity of such employer or other user. Stanford assumes no responsibility, and disclaims all liability, for the content, accuracy, completeness, legality, reliability, or availability of any Job Listing.  By using Stanford’s Handshake portal, you agree that Stanford is not responsible for the content of the Employer’s application form, screener questions or its format and that Stanford does not guarantee receipt of your application by the Employer. Stanford does not guarantee the validity of a job offer and cautions Job Seekers to verify the validity of a job offer before taking an adverse action regarding their current employment situations.