Fall for Smarter Recruiting from Handshake

Handshake is announcing a bundle of new features as part of our Fall 2019 Product Release lineup designed to help you recruit early career talent smarter, seamlessly, and in more personalized ways.

Handshake is the official network to reach college talent across the nation. Discover and hire the right candidates for your team today.

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Personalized brand

Track sourced event RSVPs and applicants for all of your campaigns on and off Handshake while increasing engagement with clearer calls to action (CTAs) and company ambassadors.

More engaging gampaigns

Set recommended CTAs to minimize inbox clutter, increase conversions, and collect “not interested” signals from inactive students to improve future targeting.

Role-based access

Unlock visibility into your organization with “Hiring Manager” and “Ambassador” role types, so your team can help out with activities relevant to their role.

Ambassador campaigns

Connect employee and alumni ambassadors to high potential candidates, so they can learn more about what sets your brand apart from talent competitors.


“We needed a solution like Handshake to ensure deeper engagement when we went on campus, reaching students of all backgrounds and majors, and generating qualified applicants.”

Andy Smith

M&T Bank

Complement your
Talent Engagement Suite

Our Fall ‘19 Product Release is the perfect complement to more than a dozen robust recruiting features currently part of Handshake Premium, including:

Event promotion & management

Have more meaningful conversations by inviting and gathering information on early talent for your virtual and in-person events.

Employer page & branded jobs

Allow candidates to engage with your brand by reviewing employer information, reviews, and testimonials from employees–personalized based on the roles that matter to them.

Targeted segments & search

Drive quality applicants with specific skills, experience, and grad year so you can carefully personalize and target outreach based on your ideal candidate profile.

Branded campaigns

Automate communications & tailor content around your organization’s updates to keep your talent prospects warm long after fall is over.

Talent brand benchmarking

Build a competitive talent strategy by benchmarking your recruiting performance, brand awareness, and pipeline against that of your talent competitors.

Campaign performance reports

Know how your campaigns & events are performing so you can take action in real-time and learn where to shift your focus.

The Pricing Plan

Reinforce the reason why people use your product. Lead into the value of each plan before they proceed with their choice.





Billed Annually

5 active project
10GB space


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Cost Free Forever

1 active project
100mb space


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Billed Annually

25 active project
25GB space


No Credit Card Required





Billed Annually

25 active project
25GB space


No Credit Card Required

All plans include the following features as a standard of our product.


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Work smarter–not harder–with tools to help you refine your student search and drive ideal early talent candidates to your open roles and events.

Class of & degree types

Find students by graduating class and filter your results by degree type–like bachelors, masters, and doctorate.

Recent grad recruiting

Reach early alumni in their first or second job after college by identifying recent grads based on their current employer and location.

School lists

Perfect your school strategy—both on campus and online—by building dynamic lists of your ideal talent profiles, then leverage those lists in your jobs, events, and Segments using School Explorer.

Smarter technology

Check candidates in faster using a QR code, take notes, and seamlessly follow up with every single student at your events–even if they don’t have a Handshake profile.

Streamline workflows

Whether you’re collecting new student information on campus or reviewing candidate data from online applications, centralize all recruiting activity throughout your hiring lifecycle.

Global employer settings

Unblock enterprise software purchasing concerns by enabling administrators to configure employer-wide settings based on how your teams operate.

Employer event management

Greenhouse integration

Centralize hiring activities by inviting early career talent to apply on Handshake then review applicant information directly in Greenhouse.

Handshake for All     

Handshake is the official early talent recruiting partner for 900 universities and counting.

To better succeed in our mission of helping early talent professionals find their next job, internship, opportunity, or mentor, Handshake is opening up our platform to any student at any school in the U.S., as long as they have a .edu email.

With Handshake Open, you can now engage students at all of your target colleges and universities.

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New! Coursework filters

Narrow your early talent pipeline by class subject, course name, level of mastery, or keyword.

Minimize long wait times at your recruiting events by giving students the option to check in using a QR code.

New! QR codes

New! Employer open

Check in, take notes, engage, and follow up with all students, whether they have a Handshake account or not.