ASU+GSV Summit 2022: Christine Cruzvergara on expanding access to jobs

Thought leaders share ideas with WorkingNation Overheard at the ASU+GSV Summit 2022

People need to align skills in order to make connections to employers, according to Christine Cruzvergara, chief education strategy officer at Handshake.

Handshake is helping millions of students jumpstart and launch their careers by connecting them with companies. “We’ve now grown to partner with over 1,400 universities and colleges. Over 600,000 employers,” says Cruzvergara.

WorkingNation sat down with Cruzvergara at the ASU+GSV Summit in San Diego.

In the coming months, she says Handshake is looking to expand. “We are expanding into non-traditional education partners, so not only our four-year and our two-year partners, but we want to make sure that we’re thinking about these non-traditional providers like boot camps, for example, that are really helping to skill and upskill so many learners and so many workers. How do we help ensure that those individuals are also able to find opportunity?”

Cruzvergara also notes that Handshake is working to expand its network of connections, internationally.

Learn more about Handshake.