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Welcome to Handshake

Handshake has replaced our old job board Purple Briefcase. All UofSC Aiken Purple Briefcase accounts have been deactivated.

The one-stop-shop for your job search


Handshake was founded by students, for students, which is why they look to ensure that all students and recent graduates have equal access to meaningful jobs and internships. With more than 550,000 employers hiring students on Handshake, it's the only place you'll need to go find the right position for you. From the easy-to-use job search to virtual career fairs and events to the ability to apply from within the app, Handshake has everything you need.

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Looking to recruit diverse talent from within our student body? Handshake is the best place to go. Top employers from around the country use Handshake to find the perfect job candidates. Between the ease-of-access, data-driven approach, and direct connection to recruits, Handshake makes it easier than ever to find the best employees.

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If you're searching for a student worker or intern, Handshake is the place to be! With UofSC Aiken joining the 1,200+ institutions that partner with Handshake, there's no better way to connect with our students and find the right one for you and your department. And the entire process happens in-app, making it easier than ever for departments and students to find each other.

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Handshake isn't just for students; it's also a valuable resource for alumni. By joining Handshake, you'll receive the same great job-finding features that students can access, from personalized job recommendations to exclusive virtual events. Not to mention direct access to the 550,000+ employers that Handshake has partnered with.

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