Congratulations to Handshake’s Future Career Professionals Award winners

Three students win $7,500 award for outstanding potential as the next generation of career professionals

To help build the next generation of career professionals, Handshake created the Future Career Professionals Award for students who aspire to work in career services and/or talent acquisition and further support the growth and evolution of these professions.

We are thrilled to announce the three recipients of our award who have demonstrated personal excellence and commitment to advancing the field of career services and/or talent acquisition. Please join us in congratulating them!

Winners: Ashley Yung, Taya Andrews, and Helen Morgan

Ashley Yung

  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Class of 2022

Taya Andrews

  • University of South Carolina
  • Class of 2022
  • Nominator: Jessica Gibson

Helen Morgan

  • Wake Forest University
  • Class of 2023, pursuing a graduate degree
  • Nominators: Allison Forti, Ashley Graham Phipps, Heidi Robinson, Nathaniel Ivers

Thank you to all student applicants for your interest in the award, and to all nominators for your mentorship and recognition of young professionals in career education. We’re grateful to see so many bright young minds pursuing a career in our field, and we invite aspiring career services and/or talent acquisition professionals to apply for our award next year. 

A special thanks to our Award Selection Committee for their time and effort in evaluating all of the outstanding applicants. The committee members were: Christine Cruzvergara from Handshake, Tiffany Taylor from Handshake, Cris McDavid from Marshall University, Lisa Moody from Washington College, Nathan Elton from University of Delaware, and Norma Guerra Gaier from The University of Texas at Austin.

Congratulations again to all the winners!

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