Open network, expert guidance


Handshake's vision for embedding career services expertise into the network while increasing students' access to opportunity.


About this whitepaper

Career educators are at a crossroads—navigating fundamental shifts in higher education and addressing the rapidly evolving needs of their students, all while contending with administrative burdens and reduced bandwidth. Facing these challenges is a formidable task. Yet, through it all, there is an opportunity to rethink existing processes and invest in your team’s strengths.

The power of career education lies in helping students better express their experience and interests and guiding them to unique employers that are eager to connect. In close collaboration with our education partners, Handshake has a vision to embed this expertise into our network—all while increasing the number of opportunities students can find.

With your guidance, the Handshake’s vast network can become a tailored, easy-to-navigate platform that your students rely on. Open network, expert guidance dives deep into the philosophy behind our vision to embed career services, and which product updates we are investing in to bring the vision to life.



Democratizing Access to Opportunity


Handshake is the #1 college-to-career network.



college and university partners from across the country


employers, from the Fortune 500 to nonprofits and everything in between


of students with a complete Handshake profile receive proactive employer outreach



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