What are the Career Spark Awards (CSAs)?
Handshake’s inaugural Career Spark Awards (CSAs) use Handshake data to recognize the top career centers in three categories—student engagement, employer engagement, and reporting and analytics. Fun fact: Only 2% of our higher education partner network won this award.
What are the components of the CSAs?
- Methodology: Career centers are evaluated in three categories—student engagement, employer engagement and curation, and reporting, analytics, and First Destination Survey (FDS)—all based on Handshake data.
- Winners: There are 31 winners total this year. Three winners per school type (4-year public, 4-year private, minority serving institution, community college) in each of the three categories, with five schools winning in multiple categories.
- Date range of data pull: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023
Who are the winners of this year’s program?
Baton Rouge Community College
Carnegie Mellon University
City College of San Francisco
College of Lake County
Florida Atlantic University
Georgia Gwinnett College
Lorain County Community College
Macomb Community College
North Carolina A&T State University
Rowan College at Burlington County
Santa Clara University
Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi
The University of Alabama
The University of Rhode Island
University of Texas at Austin
University of the Pacific
University of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wake Forest University
Washtenaw Community College