With over 50,000 students in higher education in the Capital Region, finding a great intern or employee shouldn’t be complicated. BRAC, LSU and Southern University 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 access student and alumni 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.
Get started by creating your free employer account.
- Connect with LSU and Southern University by selecting these universities 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 these articles on creating an employer profile and how to post a job.
Build an Internship Program
Supporting an 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 a Handshake account 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.
– CONNECT PROGRAM
The web based Connect program matches newcomers to the area with locals so they can provide support and knowledge about the community. Encourage your new employees to sign up and make an acquaintance outside of the office.
– 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.