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Handshake Network Trends

Handshake Network Trends presents data and insights on the path from college to career from the largest network of students, universities, and recruiters.

Catching up with the Class of 2024

Catching up with the Class of 2024

How economic stress, employer brand, job location, and industry preferences factor into their vision for post-grad life.

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Gen Z brings new expectations to the workplace

Gen Z brings new expectations to the workplace

The next generation embraces a practical point of view on employer benefits, flexibility, and company values.

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The Class of 2024 sets their sights on the future

The Class of 2024 sets their sights on the future

A new cohort of seniors charts a path to AI fluency, financial stability, and work-life balance

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The class of 2023 prepares for a future of work, disrupted

The class of 2023 prepares for a future of work, disrupted

How new grads are navigating an uncertain economy, shifting remote work landscape, and next-gen technology.

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Post-layoffs, tech talent boosts non‑tech companies

Post-layoffs, tech talent boosts non‑tech companies

Hiring the next generation of tech leaders gives businesses a competitive edge

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Enter your pay transparency era

Enter your pay transparency era

Gen Z wants to be shown the money—and policymakers and employers are answering the call. Learn how Gen Z’s outlook on the job market and new legislation have changed how employers advertise pay.

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The class of 2023 forges ahead

The class of 2023 forges ahead

As news about hiring freezes and economic slowdowns take center stage, the class of 2023 have strong feelings (good and bad) about what’s to come. Our survey reveals six things to know about the next cohort of college job seekers.

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The changing map of Gen Z jobseekers

The changing map of Gen Z jobseekers

Remote work is getting outsized attention from Gen Z. But there's more to the story. Find out how Gen Z is going beyond remote and demanding flexibility, prioritizing quality of life, and reshaping cities in the process.

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The new currency of social capital

The new currency of social capital

Digitally-native Gen Z are establishing their networks online and from scratch. In this report, we explore how early-career job seekers form connections beyond preexisting relationships.

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Who wins from virtual recruiting

Who wins from virtual recruiting

Women, students of color, and neurodiverse students prefer virtual recruitment. Find out how virtual relationships can help employers and higher ed champion diversity and equity in early talent recruiting.

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Gender, equity, and Gen Z

Gender, equity, and Gen Z

Read about the growing workforce gender gap, the perception of diversity among early-career job seekers, qualities early talent looks for in an employer, and why salary is the great equalizer for Gen Z.

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Find data-driven insights on the Handshake Network Trends blog

Top early talent trends of 2023

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Industry spotlight: How—and why—the federal government is winning Gen Z hires

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One year later: How early tech talent has adapted to Big Tech layoffs

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A drop in tech hiring? Employer demand for TikTok skills? Check out short, bite-sized insights from our network at the Handshake Network Trends blog.

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Dive deeper into remote working trends and learn which cities are benefiting most from Gen Z’s interest in distributed work.

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