With over 50,000 students in higher education in the Capital Region, finding a great intern or employee shouldn’t be complicated.
All traditional two and four year institutions have partnered to promote Handshake, the largest early talent recruiting platform connecting employers, talent, and colleges all in one place. Businesses of any size can now access students and alumni of all five regional institutions behind a single free login.
Get Started in Handshake
Setting up an account in Handshake is simple and straightforward. Over 475 schools utilize the platform, meaning your Handshake account allows you to customize job postings with just a few clicks. Other features include direct student messaging and powerful applicant filtering.
- Connect with our regional institutions by selecting these universities (BRCC, Fran U, LSU, RPCC, and Southern) in the final step of account setup; “Connect with schools”
- Begin posting your jobs for free, and browse on-campus career events and interview opportunities
If you need some guidance, check out this article on creating an employer profile, and this article on how to post a job. In addition, check out the employer's portal that includes webinars, tools and tips, insights and so much more, all free to help make the most out of your recruiting efforts.
Build an Internship Program
Supporting a paid internship program within your organization is one of the most impactful ways to grow your talent pipeline. Paid internships not only allow you to build capacity and identify potential full-time hires, but also expose students to the rich and diverse career opportunities available to them in the Capital Region.
BRAC hosts free Intern 101 workshops for area businesses to help them set up accounts with the region’s post-secondary career platforms and learn best practices for creating a win-win internship experience. Visit BRAC’s event page for upcoming workshop dates and registration.
Additional BRAC Services
BRAC is committed to helping Baton Rouge Area businesses connect with the right talent to grow and succeed.
Customized candidate tours: When your company brings in out-of-market candidates, hire us to provide a customized tour of Baton Rouge. We’re experts at it. In fact, when a candidate who goes on one of our tours is offered a job, there’s a 94% chance they’ll accept the offer.
Marketing support: Location is often a huge influencer when professionals are making employment decisions. Baton Rouge has a lot to offer with its genuine people, top-tier culinary scene, and a culture of celebration. We’ve put together a Baton Rouge Toolkit with key messages, positive press, and tips on how to incorporate Baton Rouge into your employee attraction and retention strategy.