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The #1 way college students find jobs. Bringing the best employers and opportunities to campus

The #1 way college students find jobs. Bringing the best employers and opportunities to campus

Handshake is the college career network of the future, launched in 2014 to to transform the recruiting experience for college students, career centers and employers. Our mission is to democratize access to opportunity: To help every college student find the right job for them, no matter where they go to school, what they’re majoring in, or who they know.

We do this by connecting students to a national network, all built on a rapidly scalable mobile infrastructure. Handshake’s network gives students access to more career opportunities, provides employers with efficient access to talent, and gives colleges more tools to drive student engagement.

The Handshake community includes 17 million students and young alumni at more than 900 universities. We connect talent from across all 50 states with over 425,000 employers recruiting on Handshake - from every Fortune 500 company to thousands of local small businesses, nonprofits, startups, and more.
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Product Design Lead

Enterprise Account Executive

Enterprise Sales Manager

Senior Data Engineer

Product Design Manager, Employer

Senior Product Manager

Founder Handshake • Worked at @Platfora, @FordDirect • Studied at @Michigan Technological University

Ben Christensen

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Founder at Handshake • Worked at @Target, @Arbor Networks • Studied at @Michigan Technological University
Founder Handshake • Entrepreneur/Developer/Do'er Worked at @Palantir Technologies, @Los Alamos National Laboratory • Studied at @Michigan Technological University
Total raised

$74M

Funded over

4 rounds

Latest round

Series C (Oct 2018)

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Health insurance

Retirement benefits

Equity benefits

Generous vacation

Commuter benefits

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