Job search sentiment from the class of 2023

Findings from our latest Handshake Network Trends report

September 15, 10–11 am PT / 1–2 pm ET


The class of 2023 is entering their final year of college with a range of experiences under their belt: a global pandemic, an unprecedented shift to remote instruction (and back again), the Great Resignation, and rising inflation. Given a steady stream of news around a potential recession and a possible contraction in hiring, how will the newest cohort of college jobseekers respond?

Join us for a webinar on September 15 from 10 - 11 am PT / 1 - 2 pm ET as we unpack the results from our recent survey of the incoming class of 2023—featured in our latest Handshake Network Trends report—on their feelings about the economy, the actions they’re taking to land a job, and their confidence to secure meaningful, well-paying jobs.


Featured speakers


Christine Cruzvergara

Chief Education Strategy Officer Handshake


Kelli Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President for Student Success

Binghamton University


Michelle Van Noy

Director, Education and Employment Research Center

Rutgers University


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