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Handshake is the official network to reach college talent across the nation. Discover and hire the right candidates for your team today.

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Build your best, most diverse team ever.

The official partner of 500+ colleges and universities, Handshake is the leading early talent platform.

Students & Young Alumni
500 of 500
Fortune 500 Companies

One Platform for All of Your Campus Recruiting Needs

Finally, an end-to-end platform for sourcing, engaging, and hiring the right talent for the right opportunities.


Multi-school Job Posting

With just a few clicks, post your jobs across dozens of schools - for free.


Powerful Applicant Filtering

Narrow down potential hires to the best fits through our advanced filtering options.


Dedicated Training & Support

Weekly webinars, videos, and help articles, plus our world-class support team standing by to help.


OCR & Career Fair Management

Schedule on-campus interviews, register for career fairs, set up info sessions. Then manage logistics and payment - all on Handshake.


Direct Student Messaging

See a candidate you like? Contact them directly through Handshake and benefit from our superior open and reply rates.


1 Account, 500+ Schools

Ditch the dozens of websites, logins, and passwords. With Handshake you get a single integrated network.


Why employers love Handshake


"Beyond impressed with the new university recruiting platform Handshake. Since creating and updating our account 3 weeks ago, we have had more than 90 fully-qualified applicants for our full-time and internship opportunity. I encourage all career services professionals to look into the new platform. Mutually beneficial for students and employers!"

Tim Krenz
University Recruiter
GDH Consulting

"I'm located here in the southeast and to see the amount of schools switching from platforms they have used for years to Handshake has been nothing short of impressive. I love that I can search for students, send them direct in-app messages, and encourage them to apply and/or attend events on campus directly in Handshake"

Madie Martin
Sr. National College Recruiter

"Handshake is an employer’s one-stop-shop for recruiting. I can post to multiple schools at once, saving me time from having to switch back and forth between other platforms. And the turnaround time around customer feedback is outstanding. Handshake listens and delivers - I highly recommend!"

Stephanie Hawthorne
Candidate Pipeline Manager, West Region

"Handshake is great! The customer service is awesome and it saves recruiters time and money. Now, I can easily identify top candidates and surface opportunities to those students by utilizing student profiles. It’s a win-win for both students and employers! I wish more schools were on this platform!"

Erica Sposato
Senior Recruiter

"Handshake has had a very positive impact on my role as an employer and recruiter. By allowing me to access multiple schools through one portal, I can easily register for events, post jobs at multiple locations, make easy edits, and only have to remember one log-in!"

Stephanie Ryd
Campus Recruiter
Bemis Company, Inc.
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Talent Engagement and Proactive Sourcing
Build brand
Use rich, personalized content to showcase career paths for all students
of students
choose companies based on meaningful brand affinity
Reach students who fit your hiring criteria with targeted campaigns
of students
choose companies that personalize outreach
Boost diversity
Build a diverse talent pipeline on the largest young talent network
of employers
have diversified their applicant pool with proactive recruiting