QCC has moved our job board to Handshake for hiring events, career fairs, job postings, internships, resume critique and to schedule appointments with Career Services & Credit for Prior Learning. All of the Massachusetts Community Colleges are using Handshake, which means that current QCC students and alumni will have access to even more jobs, events, career and interview tips and networking opportunities.
There are 3.5 million jobs and internships in every industry for every student: full-time, part-time, and on-campus. There are 400,000 employers of all shapes and sizes recruiting on Handshake, including 100% of the Fortune 500. More than 700 schools in the Handshake network, making it the #1 place employers recruit early talent.
Ready to get started? You can do it in just 5 minutes:
- Go to app.joinhandshake.com
- Select Quinsigamond Community College from the dropdown
- Complete your profile
When you complete your profile, you will have the opportunity to select preferred pronouns, type of work (full-time, part-time, internship, etc.), preferred city/region, industries. qualities you are looking for in an employer and more. This will take you to a list of recommended jobs and internships.
Handshake can help you make valuable connections through employer and alumni messaging, virtual networking events, and virtual 1-on-1 sessions at career fairs. There are more than six million college students using Handshake, at QCC and across the country. Here are a few of the ways that Handshake can help you jumpstart your job search.
View employer and job reviews
Want a glimpse into the day-to-day life of an intern? Or the inside scoop on the interview process? There are thousands of student reviews on Handshake that will help you learn more about the jobs and companies you’re interested in.
You can find reviews on Employer Pages on Handshake. Search for a specific company to find the Reviews and Interviews tabs. If you think a review is helpful, you can like it to make it easier for other students to find. Plus, if you want to have a deeper discussion with a student who submitted a review, you can message them to get more information about their experience.
Send a message
Did you know that you can message students and alumni who’ve found jobs and internships through Handshake, and find out how they did it? When you view a job or employer page, you can see other students who have worked there and reach out to them with your questions.
Or you can find students with similar career interests on the Students page. You can filter by major, previous employers, school, and more. Then you can message them with your questions about their internship experience, classes they’d recommend, and other relevant topics.
Any student or alumni you see in Handshake with a “Message” button listed on their profile has indicated that they’re open to connecting.
Explore student Q&As
If you have questions about searching and applying for jobs, you’re not alone. Students on Handshake crowd-source their questions in the Q&A library. In Q&A, you can explore previously asked questions, or submit your own. Here’s how:
- Go to the Q&A tab and click Explore to see questions and answers from other students.
- Filter by trending topics, or search for answers to your own specific questions.
- Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Click My Questions to ask your own.
Ready to get started? Whether you are a student or a QCC graduate, you are invited to take advantage of all of the benefits of Handshake. Get started today at https://quinsigamond.joinhandshake.com/login