Our mission is to democratize opportunity for students everywhere. We believe that every student should have an equal opportunity to build a meaningful career regardless of where they go to school, what they major in, or who they know. The Handshake community includes 14 million students and young alumni at more than 900 universities. We connect talent from across all 50 states with over 400,000 employers recruiting on Handshake - from every Fortune 500 company to thousands of local mom and pop shops, nonprofits, startups, and more.

We welcome all people. We celebrate diversity of all kinds and are committed to creating an inclusive culture built on a foundation of respect for all individuals. We seek to hire, develop and retain talented people from all backgrounds. Individuals from non-traditional backgrounds, historically marginalized or underrepresented groups strongly encouraged to apply.

If you are not sure that you’re 100% qualified, but up for the challenge - we want you to apply.

Your Impact:

Handshake is hiring an Insights Analyst for our fast-growing employer business unit. You'll be responsible for bringing Handshake’s unique data to life for the 400,000 employers on our platform. This is a pivotal time in the growth of our business, as we scale our enterprise offering and create the category of proactive, data-driven recruiting for entry level (college) talent.  

You’ll be applying insights to transform leading employers’ talent strategy, working closely with executives at leading companies and partnering with our strategic account management team. Your entrepreneurial approach and curiosity will also shape Handshake’s strategy and inform both students and employers on how they can find their ideal role.  Entry level recruiting has not been historically optimized with data; you could change all that!

Your Role:

Marketplace insights. Handshake connects millions of students & recent grads with roles at over 400,000 employers - and have rich data containing deep insights about how the marketplace is working (or not). You’ll be able to produce genuinely new, powerful analysis on this space that will change how people approach the market. 

Custom insights for employers. Work with the world’s leading employers and their executives (CXO, VP, SVP) to help them understand and improve their key metrics. For example, determining an employer’s brand awareness within a specific talent pool and the conversion of those students to interns. 

Employer value (ROI) analysis. Develop robust metrics and datasets for analyzing the value employers are getting from Handshake, and work with the product & engineering teams to scale these. 

Instrumental in building the Insights Team from the ground up: Insights is a fast growing part of our business. You’ll get to help shape the culture of the team and partner with internal leaders to set short and long term goals! 

Explore and validate opportunities to apply data across the business. Beyond what’s listed here, there are potential applications of data everywhere in the business… you’ll seek these out and propose powerful new ideas!




  • At least one year of experience using a visualization tool such as Tableau or Looker
  • Ability to retrieve and manipulate data using SQL
  • Experience using various raw data formats in Google Sheets, XLS, CSV, etc
  • Ability to travel 10-15% of the time 

Bonus Technical Skills: 

  • Experience using data warehousing software such as Snowflake
  • Marketing platform experience such as Marketo
  • CRM experience such as Salesforce
  • R or Python

Your Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in analytics, insights roles and/or management consulting
  • Experience extracting, analyzing, summarizing and communicating data. Ideally you’ve worked with data warehouses, SQL and data pipelines.
  • Passion for complex problems combining qual / quant and human factors
  • Have worked in a fast paced, changing environment and willing to take initiative
  • Comfortable presenting ideas and information to senior leadership internally and externally
  • Bonus: experience with talent datasets (eg resume data, segmentation, etc)



Stock: Ownership in a fast-growing company.

401k: We care about your ability to save for your future.

Family Focus: Parental leave and flexibility for families.

Time Off: Flexible vacation policy to encourage people to get out and see the world.

Healthcare: World-class medical, dental, and vision policies.

Goodies: Whatever hardware and software you need to get the job done.

Team Fun: Regularly scheduled events, sports, game nights, book clubs.

Learning: Learning & Development opportunities for you to grow your skills and career.

Great team: Working with fun, hardworking, nice people who are committed to making a difference!

...And much more!


We value diversity of all kinds, and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of all different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.

Apply for this Job

* Required

When autocomplete results are available use up and down arrows to review
+ Add Another Education

U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary)

Individuals seeking employment at Handshake are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.

Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 1/31/2020

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities1. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for a job, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.

If you already work for us, your answer will not be used against you in any way. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our employees to update their information every five years. You may voluntarily self-identify as having a disability on this form without fear of any punishment because you did not identify as having a disability earlier.

How do I know if I have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Major depression
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair
  • Intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation)
Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

1Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.