With more than 550,000 employers on Handshake—yep, you read that right—it can be intimidating to figure out where to start in your job search. So, why not start with the cream of the crop as a jumping off point? Enter: the winning roster of the 2022 Handshake Early Talent Awards, dozens of top employers that we recognize for their incredible work helping launch the careers of people just like you.
What are the Handshake Early Talent Awards?
The second annual Handshake Early Talent Awards (ETAs) spotlight the top employers that launch early careers to new heights. These are the employers on Handshake that provide the most meaningful pathways to stellar internship and early career opportunities. The ETAs honor innovative, visionary employers that drive the next generation of early talent recruiting on Handshake—the #1 place to launch a career with no connections, experience, or luck required. This annual awards program recognizes employers for best-in-class talent engagement and celebrates the top workplaces that attract Gen Z.
What’s changed since 2021’s awards?
2022’s winning roster spans even more unique categories than we saw in 2021, covering a comprehensive list of industries and areas of interest to students, new grads, and other early career jobseekers. And most notably, this year you’ll see many winners who’ve now earned their ETA winner title two years in a row. This means they’ve shown themselves to be consistently top-notch supporters of early talent, continually improving their hiring practices, providing a positive interview process, and building relationships with job- and internship-seekers.
What do these awards mean for me?
In short, you can consider the ETAs winner title an indicator of quality. When you apply to a role with a winner or two-time winner, you know you’re dealing with an organization that has consistently impressed your peers and earned their seal of approval. If you've attended a career fair or event, responded to an employer, or engaged with alumni on Handshake, your participation weighed in on identifying these winners!
Where can I see who won?
How can I get hired by an ETAs winner?
After you follow the winners on Handshake, check out our tips for success using Handshake to land a job or internship: