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Supercharge student and employer engagement

Strengthen student engagement. Bring more employers to campus. Leverage data to demonstrate results.

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Over 700 respected university career centers use and trust Handshake

  • Stanford
  • Michigan State
  • Spelman
  • Virginia
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Colorado State
  • Rochester
  • UC Berkeley
  • Rice
  • Michigan Tech
  • Georgia
  • Harvey Mudd
  • Miami
  • Villanova
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Cornell
  • Morehouse
  • Brandeis
  • Chicago
  • Auburn
  • South Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Wake Forest
  • Gonzaga
  • Wellesley
  • Claremont McKenna
  • Brown

Why career centers love Handshake


"One of our students already landed a co-op with SpaceX at the beginning of the semester, which is the first student that we had 'registered' for a co-op / intern at the company. Prior to Handshake, we truly had zero contact with them. Handshake opened the door!"

Kyle Liechty
Co-Op / Intern Coordinator
Michigan State University

"We felt Handshake was a better fit for our campus - for our employers, our students, and our staff members. They were pleased we made the change to Handshake - because from an employer and from a student's perspective, this system is truly the best system out there."

Scott Williams
Executive Director, Career Center
University of Georgia Career Center

"Everyone at Handshake has been really responsive. It’s really great to go back and forth when you know you’re going to get an answer to your question - and you can get critical feedback. It’s been a real culture shift for us. If you have a problem, Handshake actually wants to help you solve the problem."

Kevin Monahan
Associate Dean for Career Development
Carnegie Mellon University

"I wanted to make sure that our students were at the greatest advantage, and that we had cutting edge technology. Handshake is, in a sense, the platform of the future. And I think Handshake had the technical flexibility and knew how to handle challenges that would really support the mission of this career center."

Tom Devlin
Executive Director
UC Berkeley

"Handshake as a platform helps the Weingart Center provide our students with a better, faster and fuller career development and job search experience for our students. It connects our students to their career futures in real time and we like that!"

Deborah Pratt
Assistant Dean, Career Development
Whittier College

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Handshake helps career centers...

Increase Opportunities

Handshake lets universities and employers connect with a single click, leading to more diverse, high-quality networking opportunities for students and employers. Because Handshake now connects over 300,000 unique employers from every industry and region, most schools see a 2-3x increase in relevant job opportunities within the first 6 months of switching to Handshake.

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Supercharge Engagement

From day one, Handshake was designed to be highly personalized and easy to use. Students, staff and employers can quickly access any part of Handshake from a browser or mobile device, and see content tailored their individual needs. This helps drive an average 50% increase in student engagement over the course of the first year.

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Streamline Administration

We worked with hundreds of innovative career center professionals around the country to carefully map and streamline the solutions you need - regardless of size, location or academic focus. Our full-featured career service management platform, responsive in-house support and customer service teams helped us ensure universities love Handshake - 99% of them choose to stay with us each year.

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Stories from our University partners

Students become active promoters

University of Albany | Nov 3, 2016

Students at the University of Albany created this short message to encourage their classmates to use Handshake throughout the career search.

Dramatically increase employer engagement

University of Georgia | Oct 28, 2016

Scott Williams and the UGA team chat about their first few months using Handshake to dramatically increase employer engagement and satisfaction.

Connect students with personalized opportunities

UC Berkeley | Sep 6, 2016

Tom Devlin and the UC berkeley team chose Handshake to intelligently recommend career events, resources, and job opportunities for each student.

Our easy, rapid implementation process

Carnegie Mellon | Aug 17, 2016

Kevin Monahan and the Carnegie Mellon team were happily surprised by their rapid, painless transition to Handshake last year.

Make a seamless transition to Handshake

University of Michigan | Feb 2, 2016

Handshake successfully transitions a large, decentralized campus, driving higher employer and student engagement numbers almost immediately.

Handshake makes appointments easy

University of Michigan | Feb 2, 2016

With 20 different combinations of appointment types, navigating Michigan’s appointments has always been challenging. Here’s how Handshake made it easy.

Handshake highlights for career centers


Outcome Tracking

You get the complete picture of student status, needs, and internship/job destinations.


Event management

With digital invitations, built-in social sharing, and advanced tools like check-in, the success of each event is easily measured.


Career fair planning

From payment processing to employer registration, it's easy to manage a career fair of any size.


Building & room management

Just tell the system how many rooms are available, and we’ll make the process of booking and managing rooms a cinch for you and employers.


Job Postings

Recruiters can quickly post jobs from a single dashboard, which connects to a wider network of schools. Handshake's algorithms show personalized postings to students every time they log in.



Students can book, view, and manage their appointments from anywhere. Built-in reminders, calendar integrations, and notes help them manage busy schedules.


Contact management

Integrate your recruiter contact management activity in Handshake with your address book.


Advanced reporting

With our sophisticated reporting tools, you will be ready to answer any question.


Modern design

Handshake is built on the same technology as your favorite web applications, so it feels familiar.

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