Connect with any student at any school

The only all-in-one early talent recruiting platform connecting you to 15M+ students and alumni across 90% of the top educational institutions in the US (and growing)

Diagram representing the early talent network on Handshake, which includes over 15+ million student, graduates, and alumni who are active in their job search, 1,500+ higher education institutions including schools, colleges, and universities, and 900,000+ employers.
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Powerful tools to drive every part of your early talent hiring

From start to finish, Handshake offers every tool you need to hire the most qualified and diverse candidates time and time again

  • Build your brand on Handshake

    Build your brand with Gen Z using rich media, candidate reviews, and employee testimonials all housed on your employer page.

    Employer pages on Handshake feature jobs, rich video and photos highlighting company culture, and employee testimonials from real students and recent graduates.
  • Easily find qualified talent

    Filters, such as locations, institutions, and skillsets, as well as intelligent candidate matching help you laser in on the right talent.

    Dynamic search criteria on Handshake helps you narrow down the candidate pool to students with specific majors, like computer science or engineering, and skills and experience, like programming and business intelligence.
  • Engage candidates with the right actions

    Message intelligently to drive job applications, attendance for fairs and events, and offer 1:1 time to highly qualified candidates.

    Campus recruiters message students on Handshake to promote a relevant position and connect students with alumni ambassadors who can offer insights on the job and candidate experience and develop relationships through mentorship opportunities.
  • Post your jobs to multiple schools

    Expand your reach with the ability to post jobs to any of the 1,500+ Handshake-affiliated educational institutions.

    Employers can post full-time jobs and internships on Handshake, including seasonal roles and remote jobs for college students and graduates.
  • Create relationships at scale

    Host your own events, participate in career fairs, and connect candidates with internal champions in real time, in person and online.

    Recruiters can easily send candidates their calendar availability on Handshake to book virtual info chats and one-on-one time to speak about open jobs and internships at their company.
  • Get insights that keep you a step ahead

    Custom analytics on your team’s performance, events and campaign effectiveness, diversity program progress, competitive benchmarks and more.

    Handshake Analytics reveals powerful recruiting performance metrics such as company page views, job views, and followers; recruiter campaign results, and career fair registration and attendance. Get more insight into the candidates in your recruiting funnel.
  • Stay productive with the right support

    Full ATS integrations with Greenhouse & Workday, multiple levels of tech support, and dedicated resources to extend your team.

    Handshake integrates with popular applicant tracking systems including Workday and Greenhouse.

Trusted by all 500 of the Fortune 500 and leaders across all industries

Reach the largest, most diverse, and active early talent network in the US


active students & alumni


women candidates


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Latinx candidates


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of top education partners

Build authentic relationships virtually and in person

  • Over 1M individual 1:1 relationships facilitated in fall 2020

  • Over 110,000 employer events held in the last 12 months

  • Candidates engaged via 1:1s are 36% more likely to apply

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Improve your early talent hiring ROI

  • 80% of employers choose Handshake as one of their top tools
  • Hundreds of thousands of employers have hired on Handshake
  • Top programs see up to a 7x decrease in promotional cost per hire vs. industry average

What leading hiring programs have to say

McDonalds Company Logo

“We launched our university recruiting effort in tandem with our Handshake partnership, so we’ve been on this journey together from the beginning!”

Marlena Taynor University & Diversity Talent Attraction Lead • McDonalds
Equitable Advisors Company Logo

“Virtual is how we do things now, and we may not go back to the in-person events now that we see how easy it is with Handshake.”

Lauren Kelly Agile Coach • Equitable Advisors