Skip to content
Log in
Handshake Community

Announcing the winners of Handshake's 2023 Career Spark Awards

Help us celebrate career centers powering the future of work 💪✨

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?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Date range of data pull: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

Who are the winners of this year’s program?

Augusta University

Baton Rouge Community College

Binghamton University

Carleton College

Carnegie Mellon University

City College of San Francisco

College of Lake County

Collin College

Florida Atlantic University

Georgia Gwinnett College

Lorain County Community College

Macomb Community College

Miami University—Oxford

North Carolina A&T State University

Princeton University

Rowan College at Burlington County

Rutgers University—Camden

Santa Clara University

Snow College

Syracuse University

Temple 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

Webster University

Visit our Career Spark Awards website to learn more about the program and how these winning career centers are powering the future of work.

Level the playing field for your students