Learning as much as you can about a potential employer is helpful at each stage of your job or internship search:
- While deciding whether or not to apply for a position
- Prior to meeting with company representatives at a Career Fair
- As you prepare for a scheduled job or internship interview
- When considering a job or internship offer
There are many different resources out there to help job and internship seekers learn more about a potential employer. Did you know that one of the best tools for researching companies that you have available to you, as a University of Arizona Student or Alumni, is our Handshake recruiting platform?
Currently more than 10,000 companies from all over the world partner with the University of Arizona to post their Job and Internship opportunities in Handshake. This means that through your student Handshake account, you have access to an abundance of information about each company, which may include:
- Company description
- Links to the external company website and social media accounts
- Internship reviews, and information about students’ interview experiences, from other students who have interned at the company
- Information about which of your UA peers have worked at the company
Here are two different ways that you can use the Employer Information available in Handshake to leverage your chances of finding the best companies for you at each stage in your job or internship search.
Use Student Dashboard to Discover Companies that Fit With Your Values and Career Interests
The Student Dashboard is your initial landing page every time you log into Handshake. The Job and Employer collections that display on your dashboard are tailored for you based on the Locations, Job Functions, and Industries you select when completing your Career Interests. You will also find collections of Employers based on values you may share, such as Diversity, Innovation, and Work-Life Balance, along with collections of the companies that are most actively recruiting at the University of Arizona. When you find a collection you like, you can favorite the collection for future reference:
To learn more about a specific Employer within a collection, click on the title of the collection, and click on the Company Logo or Name:
Tap into Handshake Internship Reviews to Prepare for an Upcoming Summer Internship Interview
Are you interested in landing a Summer Internship at a well-known company or organization? If so, there is a good chance that your peers at UA, or at other universities that use Handshake have submitted a review about their Internship and Interview experiences with that company.
You can use the Keyword search options on the Employers tab in Handshake to search for a company by name. Companies that currently have Internship Reviews available will have a blue hyperlink to the reviews next to their name. Click on Company Name or Logo to access Employer page and Reviews:
The Reviews section allows you to read what your peers at different universities are reporting about their internship experience with the company in the following areas:
The Interviews tab is where you will find information provided by other students about what the interview process with the company to include:
The Internship and Interview Reviews portion of Handshake is fairly new, and continuously growing, so be sure to keep checking in on your preferred companies to see if new reviews have been submitted.
Whether you are just starting to explore career options, or searching in earnest for a full time position after graduation, remember that you always have Handshake available to help you with your career decisions.