Colleges of New York Employer Engagement Forum:

Bridging the Opportunity Gap



About the event

This free virtual event, hosted by Handshake, will include a deep dive into New York labor market insights based on the activities of 61,000 employers in New York recruiting on the Handshake platform.


We’ll then transition to a panel discussion with speakers including:

  • Angie Kamath, Dean of the School of Professional Studies at NYU
  • Lauren Andersen, University Dean of Industry & Talent Partnerships at CUNY
  • Christine Cruzvergara, Chief Education Strategy Officer at Handshake
  •  Ali Marano, Head of Emerging Talent & Global Head of Tech for Social Good at JPMorgan Chase 

The panel will explore the shifts in employer engagement and recruitment amid a global pandemic (among other broad economic trends), and how these surface in the evolving role of workforce and career readiness in the higher education ecosystem. 


About Handshake

Handshake is the largest early career network in the United States, helping millions of students from all backgrounds get hired and launch their careers with no connections, experience, or luck required. The Handshake community includes 18 million students and young alumni from 1,300 educational institutions including four-year colleges, community colleges, boot camps, and 290+ minority-serving institutions. Its platform connects up-and-coming talent across all 50 states with 600,000+ employers recruiting on Handshake—from every Fortune 500 company to thousands of small businesses, nonprofits, startups, and more.



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