Quincy University is partnering with Handshake, a career management platform that connects students and employers.

Over 1,300 colleges and universities are partnered with Handshake, including 90% of the Top 500 schools. Students have access to the largest early talent network in the U.S. Over 550,000 employers use Handshake as the primary platform for recruiting students.

“We are honored to be partnering with Handshake. Our local and regional employers can post positions in real-time and have more assistance in recruiting QU students and alums,” said Kristen Liesen ’98, director of experiential learning. “In our short time as a Handshake school, our students have networked in new ways and benefited from job shadowing experiences.”

With Handshake, students use criteria such as school year, location interests, certifications, student organizations and unique courses of study. Employers message students directly about available job opportunities, increasing job application rates from qualified candidates and create virtual or in-person interviews through the Handshake network.

Through the resources of Handshake, diverse talent can be recruited from anywhere in the country. Students save time and effort by centrally managing job postings from a single dashboard, allowing employers to find, connect, and engage with schools that were previously outside of their reach.

For more information about QU’s partnership with Handshake, contact Kristen Liesen at liesekr@quincy.edu.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is a small Catholic university emphasizing the sciences, liberal arts and the professions. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs integrating practical experience and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with students to design customized success plans to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. QU is a member of NCAA Division II for intercollegiate athletics. For more information, please visit www.quincy.edu or contact the Office of Community Relations at (217) 228-5275 or communityrelations@quincy.edu. Quincy University. Success by Design.