New ‘Handshake’ System Expanding Career Development’s Reach

Rob DiCarlo

Rob DiCarlo, associate director of the Career Design Center, says the new Handshake career management system will tremendously benefit both students and potential employers.

GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo’s Career Design Center has implemented a new career management system that greatly enhances the department’s ability to manage job and internship postings, run career fairs and track student usage.

The system, called Handshake, is unique among career management systems because it allows the more than 500 participating campuses to engage with every employer in the system.

“Other career management systems require employers to have accounts with every campus,” said Rob DiCarlo, associate director of the Career Design Center. “Handshake employers have one account, which gives access to every Handshake school, dramatically increasing access for employers and students.”

DiCarlo said that within two week of going live with Handshake in early May, more than 1,000 organizations have connected with Geneseo. The system has more than nine million student and alumni users. Over 250,000 employers and all Fortune 500 companies also use the system, giving Geneseo students a much more diverse employer/recruitment base.

Adoption of Handshake is part of a broader strategic plan for the Career Design Center, which includes increased staffing, cutting edge technology and a focus on career coaching for students.

Employers interested in connecting with Geneseo should visit the employers’ section of the College’s Handshake page.


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