Campus Profiles

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What are Campus Profiles: Students have always been able to make their profiles public to employers, and now they can opt-in to make their profiles public to their peers, thus facilitating peer to peer learning.  Only students who opt-in to campus profiles can see the profiles of other students who have also opted-in.

Why are Campus Profiles Important: We want to enable peer to peer learning amongst all students! Students might not know what kind of work experience or projects to include on their profile. They may also be curious about potential paths for a given major. Now they'll be able to learn from other students on Handshake instead of struggling to fill it out alone or requiring a career counseling appointment. In turn, you’ll have a great impact on students.


How to Opt-In to Campus Profiles


When a student first creates a Handshake account, they can choose to make their profile visible to Community, to Employers only, or private, and they can change their profile visibility settings at any time through their User Settings.


  • Community: This option will give you access to Peer Messaging! Choosing Community will make you visible to other students and alumni across all Handshake schools, as well as to employers approved by your school.
  • Employers: This option will make you visible to employers approved by your school.  You will not have access to Peer Messaging.
  • Private: Choosing this option means that you are not visible to other students, alumni, or employers.  You still have access to Handshake jobs and to other resources provided by your school.

If a student would like to increase their visibility to employers, they should fill out their profile completely, and also make it public (and thus viewable to employers). This way, university-approved employers can search and contact students that have made their profile public.


Campus Profiles FAQ

Are campus profiles school specific? No, students who opt-in to campus profiles will be able to see other students who have opted-in across Handshake. Students can filter on their school only if desired. A student can only see another student's profile if that student has also opted-in. Again, the goal is to enable peer to peer learning while increasing profile completion rate and scaling the impact of Career Services.

Can students see other students' GPAs? Student GPA is never public unless the student expressly opts-in to make it public. If a student does choose to make their GPA public, this information is visible to employers only. Other students or alumni will not be able to view other students' GPAs, even if the GPA's are visible by employers. 

How do students opt in to campus profiles? In settings, there is an opt-in option to make your profiles public to employers + students, employers only, or private: 


What information can students see on other students’ profiles?  Students can see each others' School Year, Graduation Date, College, Major, Work Experience, Organizations/Extracurriculars, Courses, Projects and Skills.  They cannot see each others' GPA, Work Authorization, Email address, Ethnicity, Gender, Hometown or Documents such as resumes.

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