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RSM Receives Second Early Talent Award from Handshake

Jun 14, 2022

Kimberly Bartok, National Public Relations Leader,, 212.372.1239
Andreia DeVries, National Public Relations Manager,, 954.449.8096
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RSM Receives Second Early Talent Award from Handshake

CHICAGO – (June 14, 2022) – RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – is pleased to have recently received an Early Talent Award (ETA) from Handshake, a leading site for college students to find jobs. According to Handshake, RSM is “one of a lucky few” to receive this esteemed designation twice, following the establishment of the awards in 2021.  

Handshake’s ETAs celebrate the top employers that launch early careers for Gen Z. These great workplaces are in the top percentile of the more than 650,000 employers that rely on Handshake to power their college recruiting.

What’s unique about the ETAs is employers across industries and size are eligible to win. This is because winners are evaluated on their early talent recruitment and engagement activity rather than company size or hiring volume, and along the following criteria:

  • Gen Z brand resonance (35%): Total job views to total applications,
  • Engagement (30%): Number of unique clicks per distinct message recipient,
  • Event participation (20%): Career fair/event registrants to attendees, and
  • Relationships (15%): Reciprocal messaging exchange.

In addition to the above criteria, employers must have met a minimum threshold of 100 candidates reached via a message and 10 events attended or hosted in 2021 to become eligible for a 2022 win. According to Handshake, not only did RSM score exceptionally high on these metrics, but also proved that the firm has expanded access to early career opportunities for the next generation of leaders.

“At RSM, we strive to create an inclusive workplace for all of our people, regardless of their age, ethnicity, background or other factors,” said Katie Lamkin, chief human resources officer with RSM US LLP. “We are proud to once again be recognized with Handshake’s Early Talent Award. We’re always looking for high-performing professionals to augment our team,  and this recognition serves as a proof point that we’re providing a workplace culture attractive to those who can help our middle market clients succeed.”

For a full list of this year’s ETA winners, visit Handshake’s website.


RSM is the leading provider of professional services to the middle market. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business landscape. Our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential.

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