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April 8, 2022

Handshake Team

Handshake’s 2020 Campus to Career Report

How 2020 changed the way students find jobs

With COVID-19 disrupting virtually every industry, this year has been anything but predictable. As a result, only 39% of students feel confident or extremely confident in finding a job or internship by next summer.

Amidst the uncertainty, there have been some unexpected silver linings—85% of students accelerated or sustained their job search in 2020. As we prepare to head into the new year, reflect on how employers, career centers, and students persevered in the face of adversity to connect at virtual fairs and rethink on how to evolve the move from campus to career. In this report, we explore:

In this report we explore:

  • Virtual recruiting lessons learned from 1,000s of employers
  • How COVID-19 transformed the job search for millions of students
  • Clues for successful digital engagement strategies for the new year

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