Virtual Career Development Toolkit


Handshake is the #1 Way College Students Find Jobs

Create your Handshake profile and we’ll show you jobs that are a good fit for you. You can filter and search through job roles based on your interests, and discover new career possibilities. Best of all, recruiters will message you directly with event invites and job opportunities. Log in today at howard.joinhandshake.com.


Career exploration just got easier!

Do you know what you want to do, but just don't know how to get there? In a few short steps, you can now access all the information you need to make a sound decision.

Big Interview

This program is going to help you crush your next job interview!

Doing well in a job interview is no easy task. You’ll have to carefully, persuasively answer any number of job interview questions. Some are even designed to trip you up. It can be tough to figure out exactly how to “sell yourself.” And it doesn’t help that your friends and the internet are ready to give you all sorts of misguided interview “advice”.

LinkedIn for College Students

LinkedIn is the perfect place to start your professional story.

Resources to let you know the benefits of a LinkedIn profile and presence, and to help get you started.

Professional Development Certification Program

Learn a new skill and gain certifications for free. Open to all students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

“Excellence in Truth and Service”

We want to hear from you! Tell us how we are doing here.

careerservices@howard.edu | howard.joinhandshake.com | careerservices.howard.edu

About Us

Kyle Danzey, M.S.Ed., Director

Melissa Knight, M.Ed., Associate Director of Experiential Learning Programs

The Center for Career and Professional Success promotes the integration of career services within the institution’s overall student success strategy. We consist of three components:

  • The Howard Career Community powered by Handshake
  • Employer Engagement & Recruitment
  • Experiential Learning, Federal Work Study, and Campus Employment

We strive to embody the core principles of "Excellence in Truth and Service" through our service delivery, knowledge, and efficiency. We are committed to being at the forefront of developing a sustainable service model for the virtual delivery of career services.

We look forward to serving the Howard University community!

Covid-19 Impact on Recruitment

Recruiting is continuing through special events, such as Howard University's Spring 2021 Virtual Career Fair with over 200 registered employers on February 25th, from 1-5 pm. For more information about virtual opportunities, visit howard.joinhandshake.com.

Bison SAFE: The University's Pandemic Response

Howard University’s pandemic response is built with the goals of Bison SAFE at heart: Supporting our community; Advocating for high-risk populations; Facilitating ethical, culturally sensitive, and inclusive research; and Educating the public on best practices for safety.