WVMCCD Handshake is a database where students can access local job opportunities, connect with employers, alumni, and peers, and receive help from Career Services. Employers can post part-time and full-time positions and internships, connect with students, and list events. Handshake is free for employers, current West Valley College and Mission College students, and recent alumni.
Employers: due to the high volume of job submissions, please allow a few weeks of processing time for jobs to get approved on Handshake.
Please contact Fatima Kamil with questions about Handshake at careerservicesFREEWEST_VALLEY
West Valley College Career Services serves as a hub to connect students to career tools and opportunities, resources, and courses. Career Services provides support to assist all students toward their next job, internship, and/or career.
Students can discover majors and careers that match with their interests and explore relevant regional career information through Career Coach. Students can also take a career assessment, build their resume in 5 easy steps, and search for local jobs through Career Coach.
Career Resources at West Valley College
Career and Lifestyles is a counseling course for students who desire more in-depth career direction. This course focuses on specialized concerns relating to job search and the world of work.
These free short-term noncredit courses provide relevant career and job skills including “essential communication for the workplace,” “digital citizenship for the workplace,” and “leadership skills for the workplace.”
The Entrepreneurship Center is a hub for students and community members to obtain tools, guidance, and insight to help them toward their goal of becoming a business leader. They provide workshops, mentorships, internships, and forums related to entrepreneurship and have a student club.
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