Transforming the college recruiting experience

Handshake is building the college career network of the future. Handshake connects college students and young alumni to a comprehensive national network, all built on a fast, scalable, mobile infrastructure. Handshake’s network gives students access to more career opportunities and insights, provides employers with more comprehensive and efficient access to talent, and gives colleges more tools to drive student engagement and increase student employment.

With over 110 U.S. universities, 2 million student profiles, and 100,000+ recruiters posting over 400,000 job opportunities to-date, Handshake is designed to transform the recruiting experience for students, recruiters, and career centers. Notable universities in the Handshake network include Stanford, Princeton, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, the University of Michigan, University of Chicago, University of Texas and Wake Forest. 

Founded in Houghton, Michigan, by three hungry Michigan Tech students, Handshake is now headquartered in San Francisco, CA. We have raised $14 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers (KPCB), Lightspeed Ventures, True Ventures, Lowercase Capital, and GSV.


Help us connect millions of students with meaningful opportunities

Handshake is building the career network of the future for college students and young alumni. Backed by Kleiner Perkins, True Ventures and Lightspeed Partners, Handshake has already partnered with 110 universities, including Stanford, Princeton, Cornell, University of Chicago, Michigan and Texas, and has more than 1.5 million student profiles and 95,000 companies recruiting on the platform. 

Watch this space for when we add our next set of opportunities for interns and new grads.