New Resource to be Offered to UC Students/Alumni Seeking Jobs


CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The University of Charleston Center for Career Development continues its efforts to assist UC students and graduates actively looking for employment with the introduction of an online system called Handshake (  

Modeled after social networking sites, Handshake connects students and employers by shared interest, allowing students to customize their preferences and to follow selected employers and receive notifications about job openings that fit their preferences. 

“I believe that Handshake is going to significantly improve the student’s experience in regards to both finding jobs and networking with employers,” said Travis Kahle, Associate Director for Experiential Learning at the University of Charleston. “The software is easy to use and looks and operates like Facebook or LinkedIn, complete with a newsfeed and the ability to follow employers and schools.”

Handshake will also streamline the registration process for events and career fairs, giving both employers and students the ability to RSVP through the service and eliminating the need for paper registrations.  The Handshake service also comes with an app so students can easily find current, relevant job postings and see information on upcoming fairs. 

The system will be available to both current UC students and alumni.  It will launch on August 1, 2017, replacing the current service, Eagle Link.

According to its website,, over 350 universities use the service, giving 6,000,000 students and alumni the opportunity to connect with over 180,000 companies that are currently recruiting.