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Early Talent Awards 2024

Early Talent Awards 2024

Celebrating the best employers for people starting their careers

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Learn from the best

The Early Talent Awards celebrate the best employers for people to launch meaningful careers. Discover how winners raise the bar by going beyond conventional engagement to authentically connect with early talent.

Compelling brands

Compelling brands


of early talent want purposeful work

ETA winners craft job opportunities that appeal to and resonate with the aspirations of emerging talent.

Proactive engagement

Proactive engagement


of early talent value proactive outreach

Winners engage with early talent on a deeper level and inspire action through personalized and thoughtful messaging.

Meaningful events

Meaningful events


won’t apply if values don’t align with theirs

It’s not just about drawing a crowd—winners connect authentically to ensure their events resonate with early talent.

Lasting relationships

Lasting relationships


of early talent are widening their search

Winners excel in nurturing relationships over time, focusing on early identification and long-term engagement.

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Watch 2024 winners tell all

An employer branding masterclass
Building loyalty beyond the job offer with Gen Z
Scaling impact with a lean team

The "Early Talent Award effect"

Explore the real-life impact Early Talent Award winners have on students and alumni.

  • Teresa

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    "After graduation, I decided to come back full-time to P&G due to the career growth and travel opportunities. I feel like I am helping the industry become more sustainable!"

  • Giana

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    "Because my tasks vary, no day looks the same for me, but that's one of the things I really liked about this role. I'm constantly getting to interact with people from all over the world!"

  • Rece

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    "My internship was all about building relationships. I couldn't have asked for a better experience—and can't wait to return to General Mills as an associate!"

  • Maria

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    "I am a first-generation student. This job represents the results of my education—it inspires me to believe that with hard work, anything is possible."

Winning strategies

Targeted engagement
Targeted engagement

CohnReznick's strategic use of Handshake for event optimization led to a 113% increase in job views and influenced 72% of their early talent hires.

Inclusive recruiting
Inclusive recruiting

Comcast's strategic investment in early talent led to a doubling of job views and a 150% growth in applications on Handshake, with 67% of hires being racially diverse.

Early engagement
Early engagement

Procter and Gamble's early engagement on Handshake enabled them to extend 85% more offers before the peak fall season.

Amplified brand
Amplified brand

United Airlines proactively builds talent segments to drive brand awareness, increase engagement at events, and expand their qualified talent pool.

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