About Handshake

Our story began in 2014 in college at Michigan Tech University in remote Houghton, Michigan, covered by 200 inches of snow a year and eight hours from Chicago or Detroit. We had limited opportunities to quickly or easily connect with their dream jobs in Silicon Valley. And we watched friends and extremely qualified students struggle to start their careers.

We set out 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.

To do that, we partnered with colleges to create a tool that would engage students throughout college, help democratize access to the best opportunities across the country, and better match students and employers.

Launched in 2014, Handshake is the ultimate career network and recruiting platform for college students and young alumni. With more than 750 U.S. universities, 14 million students and young alumni, and 300,000 employers (including 100% of the Fortune 500), Handshake is designed to transform the recruiting experience for students, recruiters, and career centers. Notable universities in the Handshake network include Stanford, Princeton, Michigan, Texas, Colorado State, DePaul, UC-Berkeley, UVA, Michigan State, Cal Tech, Morehouse, Spelman, Harvey Mudd, UGA, Wake Forest, and many others.

Handshake, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, has raised $74 million in funding from Spark Capital, KPCB, Lightspeed Ventures, EQT Ventures, True Ventures, and Lowercase Capital. Read more about Handshake at


Software Engineer Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 San Francisco, CA
“My favorite part of the internship was the people I got to work with. They were always willing to help out, and seemed to enjoy their work, which made it a fun and effective learning environment. From a software standpoint, it was awesome to be able to work on features that have been implemented in the product. I didn't just get project to complete that may or may not be used, but I was working with a team to develop features that needed to be completed by a deadline. It also offered many insights into the other aspects of product development. I got to work closely with the design team and product management, and attended various company events about data analytics and design principles.”

Product Management Intern

June 2017 - August 2017 San Francisco, CA
“I had a lot of ownership of projects, including running my own growth experiments and drafting new strategies for a specific project. ”
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