Hiring Local Talent

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 1,475 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.

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Additional BRAC Services

BRAC is committed to helping Baton Rouge Area businesses connect with the right talent to grow and succeed.


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.


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.


Maggi Spurlock

Director of Talent Development
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