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CAREER DEVELOPMENT ROLLS OUT NEW PLATFORM FOR JOBS, INTERNSHIPS

LR’s Alex Lee Career and Professional Development Center has a new way to help undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni, get a firm grip on employment.

Handshake, a new online platform for career resources at LR, helps students and alumni sharpen their job-seeking skills, explore career possibilities, and find a job. It also allows employers to identify qualified candidates for open positions, register for career fairs, and manage on-campus recruitment activities.

Rita Purvis, assistant director of career and community relations, said that since Handshake launched, student and employer feedback has been positive.

“We have over 3,100 employers that have partnered with us on Handshake to recruit and employ our students,” Purvis said. “The number of employers [posting positions] located within a 60 mile radius of Hickory is 211. At the start of the semester, we had over 2,400 jobs or internships posted to Lenoir-Rhyne, and within the 60 mile radius of Hickory we had 159 positions available. 

Purvis said that current undergraduate and graduate students have the ability to make their profile searchable when they are looking for opportunities. and the benefits to both students and employers are numerous 

For students seeking jobs or internships, Handshake has thousands of listings submitted by hundreds of employers and screened by staff at the LR career center.

“Knowing the jobs have been vetted and reviewed by someone in the University community gave me more confidence in looking at them,” said Brad Blackburn, a graduate student in clinical mental health. 

Katelyn Vause ’18, said the platform supported her career efforts and recommends it to current students or alumni. “I went on Handshake and found summer employment opportunities with Duke TIP that I’m really interested in,” Vause said.

To learn more, visit lr.edu/cpdc

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT ROLLS OUT NEW PLATFORM FOR JOBS, INTERNSHIPS
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LR’s Alex Lee Career and Professional Development Center has a new way to help undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni, get a firm grip on employment.

Handshake, a new online platform for career resources at LR, helps students and alumni sharpen their job-seeking skills, explore career possibilities, and find a job. It also allows employers to identify qualified candidates for open positions, register for career fairs, and manage on-campus recruitment activities.

Rita Purvis, assistant director of career and community relations, said that since Handshake launched, student and employer feedback has been positive.

“We have over 3,100 employers that have partnered with us on Handshake to recruit and employ our students,” Purvis said. “The number of employers [posting positions] located within a 60 mile radius of Hickory is 211. At the start of the semester, we had over 2,400 jobs or internships posted to Lenoir-Rhyne, and within the 60 mile radius of Hickory we had 159 positions available. 

Purvis said that current undergraduate and graduate students have the ability to make their profile searchable when they are looking for opportunities. and the benefits to both students and employers are numerous 

For students seeking jobs or internships, Handshake has thousands of listings submitted by hundreds of employers and screened by staff at the LR career center.

“Knowing the jobs have been vetted and reviewed by someone in the University community gave me more confidence in looking at them,” said Brad Blackburn, a graduate student in clinical mental health. 

Katelyn Vause ’18, said the platform supported her career efforts and recommends it to current students or alumni. “I went on Handshake and found summer employment opportunities with Duke TIP that I’m really interested in,” Vause said.

To learn more, visit lr.edu/cpdc

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