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  • Jobs and Internships Recently Added to Handshake

    What is Handshake?

    Handshake gives JMU students access to:

    • internships and job opportunities
    • on-campus interviews
    • career fairs, CAP workshops, and other events
    • employer events and information sessions, and
    • appointments with career and academic advisors in CAP.

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    Who can use it?
    • Students from any JMU program of study can find plenty of opportunities, with over 200,000 jobs listed.
    • Alumni have access to all of Handshake for 1 year, and many features for a lifetime.
    • Faculty can contact their CAP liaison for information about using Handshake in the classroom.
    • Employers can visit our Post Jobs and Internships page for information on advertising positions.
    When did Handshake replace Recruit-A-Duke?

    Handshake replaced Recruit-A-Duke (RAD) as the new platform for JMU students’ job and internship search on May 2nd, and RAD was discontinued on June 30th, 2018.


    Handshake currently serves more than 500+ other universities with a more comprehensive, user-friendly system. The Handshake mission is to level the playing field of opportunities for students, regardless of their school, location, or people they know.


    • Makes it easier for universities to broaden employer relationships, both regionally and globally.
    • Increases employment opportunities 3-4x per school.
    • Connects universities with over 250,000 unique employers from every industry and region.
    • Helps colleges drive 60% more student engagement on the platform because content is tailored to each student’s unique needs and interests. 

    Self-guided tutorials are available on the Handshake website for:

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