Founded by students, for students

We’ve been there, and we know that navigating the job search can be intimidating. We also believe that although talent is evenly distributed, opportunity is not. That’s why we’re here. Handshake was created to level the playing field and ensure that all students and recent graduates have equal access to meaningful jobs and internships.

More than an incredible mission

Join our dynamic and growing team

“My co-founders and I started Handshake because of the inequity we saw in students’ access to career opportunities. It's what drives us every day. And we've been lucky enough to build a team that is equally invested in this mission. That alignment creates pretty remarkable momentum and culture. If that resonates with you, we can't wait for you to join us.”
Garrett Lord
CEO and Co-founder

Working at handshake

Working at handshake

“I have never worked with people who are more hardworking, more passionate, or more supportive. Everyone here has a deep personal connection to the mission which makes it extremely rewarding to come into work every day.”
Adoley Ammah-Tagoe
Manager, University Success
“People wake up and are excited to make a difference in the lives of students. There is an energy in the office and it's clear that people are committed to making Handshake the best place for students to discover and apply for jobs.”
Sharmila Ghosh
Product Manager
“Working for Handshake provides me with an opportunity to give back in a meaningful way.”
Rob Rothman
Account Executive


We’re committed to creating a rewarding employee experience and providing generous benefits and perks, including:

  • Health insurance

    Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage

  • Equity

    Equity at a fast-growing company

  • Vacation

    Flexible time off to rest and recharge

  • Work-life balance

    Family focused culture to support work- life blend

  • 401K

    A robust 401K to save for your future

  • Career growth support

    Learning and development opportunities to encourage continuous growth

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