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Maximize Your Career Potential with Handshake at ECTC

July 3, 2023

In today's competitive job market, connecting students with valuable career opportunities is essential for educational institutions. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) understands the importance of preparing students for success beyond the classroom. That's where Handshake comes into play, a revolutionary hiring tool that empowers ECTC students and alumni by connecting them with employers, internships, and job opportunities. In this blog, we will explore how Handshake is transforming the way ECTC students navigate their career paths.

What is Handshake?

Handshake is a comprehensive online platform designed to streamline the hiring process for students and employers. It serves as a bridge between educational institutions and industry professionals, providing a seamless experience for all parties involved. ECTC has partnered with Handshake to create a centralized career center, allowing students to explore internships, part-time jobs, and full-time positions aligned with their aspirations and skillsets.

Empowering ECTC Students

Handshake empowers ECTC students by opening doors to countless opportunities and offering them the tools needed to succeed. Here's how it benefits the student community:

  1. Extensive Job and Internship Database: Handshake offers a vast database of job and internship opportunities tailored specifically to ECTC students. With a few clicks, students can browse through relevant listings, explore various industries, and discover potential employers eager to connect with them.
  2. Customized Recommendations: Handshake's intelligent algorithm analyzes students' profiles, interests, and career preferences to provide tailored recommendations. This personalized approach ensures that students are exposed to opportunities that match their skills and ambitions, saving them time and effort in their job search.
  3. Simplified Application Process: Handshake simplifies the application process by allowing students to submit applications directly through the platform. By uploading resumes and cover letters, students can easily apply for positions without the hassle of creating multiple accounts or visiting individual company websites.
  4. Career Fair and Event Information: Handshake serves as a virtual event hub, keeping students informed about career fairs, workshops, and networking events. Students can register for events, learn about participating employers, and even schedule one-on-one meetings with company representatives to make meaningful connections.

Building Relationships with Employers

Handshake not only benefits students but also strengthens ECTC's relationships with employers. Here's how the platform facilitates employer-student engagement:

  1. Direct Employer Engagement: Handshake enables direct communication between employers and students, fostering connections that can lead to internships, part-time jobs, or full-time employment. Employers can access students' profiles, review their qualifications, and reach out to them directly for interviews or further discussions.
  2. Employer Branding: The platform allows employers to showcase their organizations and promote their employer brand to ECTC's talented pool of students. Through company profiles, employers can highlight their values, mission, and available opportunities, attracting top talent in the process.
  3. Access to ECTC Talent: Handshake provides employers with access to ECTC's diverse talent pool, ensuring they can find the right candidates for their organizations. This direct link to skilled students and alumni streamlines the recruitment process and helps employers tap into the local talent base.


Handshake has revolutionized how ECTC students navigate their career paths, providing them with unparalleled access to internships, part-time jobs, and full-time opportunities. By leveraging Handshake's comprehensive platform, ECTC has successfully connected students with employers, facilitating meaningful connections and helping students launch their careers.

Through Handshake, ECTC students gain the tools and resources they need to explore various career paths, apply for positions, and build relationships with potential employers. This powerful tool equips them with the necessary skills to succeed in today's competitive job market, setting them up for a promising future.

ECTC's partnership with Handshake exemplifies the college's commitment to empowering its students and facilitating their professional growth. By embracing this innovative hiring tool, ECTC ensures that its students receive the support they need to thrive and prosper in their chosen fields.

So, if you're an ECTC student or alumni, make the most of Handshake – your gateway to unlocking a world of career opportunities!
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