On July 2nd Handshake officially replaces LionsLink as our new online career management system. Handshake is a powerful technology platform that empowers our students, alumni and employers with increased access to each other for employment, experiential learning and other career development opportunities. Handshake Hub is your destination for important information, timelines and helpful tips regarding this transition and your user experience. Be sure to check back often for the latest updates!
Our team chose Handshake as the new technology platform behind our online career management system to supercharge student and employer engagement at Saint Leo University. To integrate Career Services into our nationwide university ecosystem, Handshake empowers us with a wealth of features and user-friendly functionality to benefit our clients and key stakeholders. For instance, Handshake provides:
Our students and alumni increased access to jobs on a local, regional and national scale.
Better access to internships, other experiential learning and career development opportunities.
An intuitive design that is easy to learn and use.
A customizable, personalized experience for all users.
A set of fast and powerful search tools for both job seekers and recruiters.
An iOS-ready mobile app.
Who is Handshake
Handshake is a cutting-edge, start-up technology firm that makes it easier for colleges to manage and deliver career services via the mobile web. Launched in 2014, and currently based in San Francisco, Handshake welcomes Saint Leo University to the ranks of over 500 respected higher education career centers at schools like Stanford University, University of Michigan, Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Chicago.
Used by all Fortune 500 companies, Handshake is the leading early talent platform for employers to recruit from college campuses. It provides companies with a single tool to post jobs and internships across a number of schools. The company’s novel approach to handling employers and recruiters will enable Saint Leo University to provide its students and alumni with access to internship and employment opportunities on a scale that was simply not possible on our old technology platform. With the click of a button, employers will be able to share all of their opportunities through Handshake for Saint Leo students and alumni no matter where they study or live.
Handshake’s Silicon Valley headquarters provides the company access to significant investment resources, including its latest $20 million funding from Spark Capital. Their location has also enabled them to attract influential advisors such as Megan Quinn (Spark), Bob Mylod (Priceline.com), Charlie Cheever (Facebook), Eric Feng (former CTO at Hulu and Flipboard), and Toni Schneider (former CEO of Wordpress/Automatic).