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Handshake Intros Intelligent Career Discovery on iOS Mobile App

Handshake, a career network for college students, this week deployed a mobile app version of its recruitment platform that harnesses machine learning to provide intelligent discovery features for students and employers.

The company has been working to level the playing field in college recruiting, with many first-generation college students using Handshake. Since its launch in 2016, Handshake has connected more than 8 million students and recent college graduates from 400-plus universities to more than 160,000 employers.

The newly launched iOS app is now available for free in the Apple App Store. It taps into machine learning to present each student with a personalized dashboard of job and internship opportunities. Jobs are grouped together based on students' skills, interests and goals, enabling them to browse and favorite opportunities they like in an interface that appeals to college-age users.

An overview of the iOS app. Credit: YouTube.

After candidates apply, employers can check their profile on Handshake to find out about their education, employment and other relevant information. The mobile version also lets students schedule meetings with career counselors.  

“I found my summer internship with Frito Lay and my first job out of college with Chicago Bridge & Iron using Handshake,” said Bonnie Limpawuchara, a graduate from the University of Delaware, in a prepared statement.

Further information can be found on the Handshake site.

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Sri Ravipati is Web producer for THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at [email protected].

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