Finding internships and connecting with potential employers has been made easier than ever for students thanks to the Career Development Center’s new career management system, Cards Career Connection.
At the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester, UofL switched its career management system from Cards Career Link to Cards Career Connection powered by Handshake, an all-encompassing interactive web platform that connects students and alumni with jobs, employers, and staff members.
Unlike the previous system, Cards Career Connection not only features postings for internships and part-time and full-time positions, it allows students to login using their ULink information and post resumes and schedule appointments with career counselors. Students are also able to see upcoming events from the Career Development Center and register for workshops.
Overall, this system will be easier for students to use and will give students access to a nationwide listing of job and internship opportunities. Cards Career Connection is also able to show students positions that they may be interested in based on the skills they put on their profile.
“It works almost like a LinkedIn page,” said Caroline Houchins, acting director of the Career Development Center. “Our entire office believes that Cards Career Connection will help the campus as a whole because it is a one-stop shop. It’s very easy to use.”
All students have access to this new system although the College of Business, Speed School and Law School will continue to use their career management systems.