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Top Five Reasons to Join Handshake

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1. Duke students have the edge on Handshake.

Handshake is unique because all the opportunities students see posted are specifically for Duke students, from employers actively recruiting at Duke! In fact, it’s the only place that directly connects Duke students, and employers together. On other sites, it may feel like an application is lost in the crowd. But on Handshake, you can be confident knowing the employers are looking for students like yours.

2. Recruiters want to talk to Duke students.

The employers on Handshake are messaging students like yours every day with event invites, interview requests, and new job opportunities. Last year, recruiters sent more than 16 million messages, giving students on Handshake a personal connection to the top companies hiring at their school.

3. Find jobs that are right for an individual.

We dedicate a lot of time to making sure that Handshake helps all students find great jobs and internships. Whether they know what they want to do or are just starting to explore, they can locate jobs and internships that match their interests and skills. When a student fills out their profile, Handshake can provide personalized job recommendations.

4. No experience is required.

We know how discouraging it is to read a job posting that sounds perfect… until it is clear that previous work experience is required. That won’t happen here because the jobs you see are only for students. Employers are on Handshake exclusively to hire students like yours for jobs and internships.

A student’s Handshake profile lets them present a full picture of their background and experience to employers. Recruiters can see their classes, extracurriculars, projects, and more—so they know they possess the skills the employer is looking for.

5. Handshake has the companies students want to work for.

There are thousands of employers on Handshake—more than 500,000 actually. That number may seem like a lot—and it is—but what does it mean? It means that in every state across the US, there are employers of all shapes and sizes hiring students. Including every Fortune 500 company, as well as startups, nonprofits, and more.