Male student sitting at a desk working on a computer

5 steps for setting up your Handshake profile

If a recruiter wants to find a CU Boulder student, the first place they will look is Handshake . So, here’s how to brand yourself and control what information employers find on this job search platform. Step 1: Create an account The Handshake account that you create is a great...

Yellow handshake chair in front of Norlin Library

How to use Handshake for your job or internship search

Whether you’re seeking full-time employment after graduation or trying to figure out what you’re passionate about, the best place to start as a CU Boulder student is Handshake . From searching for jobs and internships to making an appointment with a career development advisor, Handshake is your one-stop-shop for all...

Person typing on a computer

3 things to know about the robots that read your resume

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are software applications that scan your résumé to determine if a recruiter should read it. Unfortunately, about 75 percent of résumés go unread by a human eye thanks to ATS. More than 90 percent of employers utilize ATS to filter through applicants before going to the...

Student speaking with an employer at a career fair

How to use Handshake to prepare for career fairs

If there was a secret recipe for having a successful career fair experience, it would be this—prepare. Taking a few hours leading up to a career fair to fine-tune your résumé, practice your elevator pitch and research employers can help you make a big impression and potentially land a job...

Students at a career fair lined up to speak with employers

How to use your strengths to network during career fairs

Career Fairs can be a tricky environment to navigate but knowing your strengths can help you best prepare for mapping out which employers to talk to and what you want to discuss. Here's how you can use your CliftonStrengths results to make the most out of the Career Fair. Preparing...

Students and employers at fall career fair

Everything you need to know about career fairs

Before the Career Fair Prepare your résumé Create a résumé that highlights your skills, abilities, and experience. Develop a tailored résumé for each type of employer you want to meet with. Do your research You can see a list of employers who plan to attend the career fair on Handshake...

Male student sitting at a table staring at his computer with his hand in his hair

Kick-starting your job search after spring break

You’re back from living your best life while on spring break and taking a vacation from all your studies. But now you’re back and the reality of what the end of another school year might mean for you has probably hit. In the next six weeks, you’re not only grinding...

Woman wearing jeans and a green button up sitting on a couch typing on her laptop

How to prepare an elevator pitch

Your "elevator pitch", or your “30-second intro,” is one of the most important things you’ll need to prepare before attending a career fair. Why? Because it will help you make a great first impression and first impressions are everything! An elevator pitch explains, in 30 seconds or less, who you...

Man and woman in business suits sitting at a table discussing what is on the man's laptop

How to master behavioral interview questions

During an interview, it’s likely that you will be asked a few behavioral questions. When an employer asks these types of questions, they’re typically seeking concrete examples of how you responded to certain tasks, relationships or situations. They often start with “tell me about a time when…” or “describe a...

Man and woman having coffee and looking at cell phone with Handshake Logo

Career Services introduces new modern career network

This fall, Career Services has replaced Career Buffs with Handshake —a modern career network for college students. The new system is not only easy to use but allows users to customize every step of a career development journey. From searching jobs and internships to making an appointment with a career...

Pages