Why Handshake?

Since the start of the school year, you may have heard about Handshake – the easiest way to discover great job and internships. Building off of the best qualities of Facebook and LinkedIn, Handshake offers an appealing and intuitive platform enabling UVM students to directly connect to countless opportunities and employers across the nation — all you have to do is activate your profile. Specifically designed for students to highlight their experiences and strengths, Handshake’s individually tailored homepages highlight jobs and internships based on your expressed interests and major.

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Peer Mentors Making a Difference

Mehanna HeadshotMeet Mehanna Borostyan, a junior studying Political Science & Global Studies and a Senior Career Peer Mentor at The Hub. Mehanna was an office assistant in the Career Center as a first-year student, where she learned about the peer mentor opportunity through natural networking. She clearly recalls one conversation with staff member Jill Hoppenjans who encouraged her to consider the opportunity. The idea of growing into a leadership role and helping her peers by sharing her own experiences was appealing and she applied. Continue reading