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Los Medanos College Career Center offers virtual opportunity to students

New resource to help students find jobs

With more than 13 million users since its starting date in 2014, Handshake, a database that helps students and alumni find careers after and while in school, is now being offered in Career Services at LMC. 

When first clicking, the website will allow you to sign in with your LMC account before asking you a series of questions about your major. The database will ask you about what you’re looking for in a company and what skills you possess for the job you are looking for. 

After filling out the easy-to-answer questions, the website will direct you to its main page. There are many options on the page, including virtual seminars to get a look into what potential jobs offer. You will also find a selection of jobs that are specialized to your major and the specific roles you may want to play in a company. 

If you aren’t ready for a full-time job for your major, there are also options for jobs that are offered on campus. With part-time availability information as one of the first things you see when you click on the job, it’s easy to determine whether it will work for your schedule or not. 

“The district went with Handshake in March of 2020 because of the simplicity of use, ability to transfer accounts from LMC to just about every CSU or UC in the state,” Reginald Turner, Career Services program coordinator said.

Handshake helps to make things simpler by offering application help, which will make your job search even easier.“[It] allows students the convenience of looking for jobs and internship opportunities on their time, 24/7 without having to do this during the normal hours of the Career Center,” Turner said.

Handshake is completely virtual and built to make your job search easy and reliable, so you don’t have to waste time bouncing between websites. 

It can be located on the LMC website after typing “Employment Center” into the search bar. Or you can download the Handshake app on any platform to get started immediately. 

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