HANDSHAKE replaces the old Pride-CMS system, and you'll be able to use it for a wide-variety of functions, including: Connecting with employers; finding jobs and internships locally, regionally and globally; learning about career events at Hofstra; and much more.
Please note: When you first log into Handshake, you will be prompted to fill out a profile. We strongly recommend you fill it out completely and professionally, since this is part of how employers will be able to find you and interact with you as an applicant to their openings.
Think of Hofstra Career Hub as your starting point for any resources you may need related to your career, and it is the access point to all of our online resources, including the new Handshake system, Big Interview, Career Leader, Vault, GoinGlobal, and others.
To access both Handshake and the new Career Hub, just go to http://hofstra.edu/careerhub and log in with your ID and password (just like the portal). You will notice the Handshake icon on the far right.
FEATURES ON HANDSHAKE:
JOB AND INTERNSHIP SEARCH/APPLICATIONS
Employer job and internship postings are updated daily. From this system, you will be able to upload resumes, cover letters, unofficial transcripts and writing samples via the Documents feature. This will enable you to directly apply for positions posted on the system and the Applications feature will keep track of positions you have applied to.
HOFSTRA CAREER FAIRS
Throughout the school year, specialized career fairs and general job and internship fairs are held. Typically, there is an Accounting/Finance/IT Fair in September, and a general career fair both in the fall and the spring. Handshake will post a list of upcoming fairs under the Events feature and you will be able to view employer information, as well as a list of positions they are recruiting for.
REGISTER FOR MBA/MS EVENTS, PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:
A complete listing of scheduled workshops, Executive Speaker Series, corporate information sessions, and on-campus conferences are posted in the "Events" under "Workshops." Note: You can view all MBA/MS-related programming and register for each event by searching for the keywords "MBA/MS" in the events search box.
THE ZARB ONLINE RESUME BOOK
Each year, Zarb Graduate Business Career Services reaches out to hundreds of top employers to invite them to view current graduate business candidate resumes online to fulfill internship and full-time positions. This tool is available through Handshake. It is required that you continually update your resume to reflect your accumulated skills and experience. You must have your resume reviewed by you Career Advisor so it can be included in the Online Resume Book. View online resume book requirements.
OTHER RECOMMENDED RESOURCES FOR MBA/MS STUDENTS ON THE HOFSTRA CAREER HUB:
Provides country guides and advice on careers abroad, international career applications, Visa and related requirements and much more. International students can use it to learn about U.S. Visas and to obtain a list of companies who have received H1B visa petitions. To conduct a search for these companies and titles, go to H1B info> USA search (H1B Plus) > Advanced. To complete the search, insert the title, industry and location. Note: GoinGlobal is available as a separate app through the Hofstra Career Hub.
Prepare for your interviews by interacting with this great resource. Whether you are heading towards your first interview for a position or needing more in depth practice for technical, case or higher level interviews, Big Interview is your first stop, providing video and other resources to help students prepare for job interviews. All sections in Module 1 must be viewed prior to scheduling an interview prep appointment with you Career Advisor. Note: Big Interview is available as a separate app through the Hofstra Career Hub.
Thinking about making a career change? Seeking to understand more clearly about what will create job satisfaction for you? Career Leader is designed to assist graduate business students in learning how best to use their talents. You are required to complete this assessment prior to an appointment with your Career Advisor to discuss major selection of career counseling. To gain access, email Graduate Business Career Services to request authorization and provide your first and last name and 700#.