How to Search for and Message Students

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Note: New or existing employers with a Trust Score of N/A or lower than 80 will not have the ability to message students on Handshake. This is to ensure that students are contacted by trusted employers via Handshake. For tips on how to increase your Trust Score, check out this article: How Can I Increase My Trust Score?

To search for students at universities that you are connected with: 

  1. Click Students on the left-hand navigation bar
  2. Select the criteria for your search on the left side of the screen
We have seen the best results by searching for: 
  • Major groups
  • Skills 
  • Organizations
  • Keywords (Examples: Student interests, programming languages, awards)
  • School year 
  • Schools 

Depending on your needs, you can message one student individually, or group of students at once. You can do this by selecting individual check boxes next to the student(s), or select the top most check box to highlight all students on the page. 

Once you have checked the students you wish to message, click on Message Students in the top toolbar. 

This will populate a window where you can view the recipients, add your own subject line, and create your custom message. Click on Send to send your message. 
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