How Faculty Can Use Handshake

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Many schools encourage faculty and staff to use Handshake in order to promote student log-ins and activations. This can:

  • Lead to increased student engagement on Handshake
  • Help associate the brand & impact of the larger Handshake network with individual departments or programs

There is not specific "faculty" account type, so you can use this article to understand the tradeoffs associated with each of the 3 current account types in Handshake.

For more information on how to introduce Handshake to campus parters (faculty and staff) - explore this article


  1. Student accounts (Recommended Approach)

    • Pros

      • They can see exactly what students can see

      • They can find jobs that are relevant to their students

      • They can’t change any settings at the school level

    • Cons

      • They could apply to jobs / RSVP for events when they shouldn’t be able to

  2. Employer accounts connected to the university employer profile

    • Pros:

      • Faculty can post on campus jobs and interact with students like an employer would

      • Faculty manage their own profiles

    • Cons:

      • Faculty won't be able to manage students and perform other admin roles

      • The experience is different than what a student may experience, which will make it hard for them to show students what Handshake is like, and why they should use it

  3. Admin / Career Services accounts

    • Pros:

      • Faculty have access to any roles you would like them to have: manage experiences, manage students, view jobs posted , create appointments with students

      • They can curate content (e.g. apply labels to job postings to share with their students)

      • They can send mass emails

    • Cons:

      • You will have to manage a large number of staff in the staff management page, and the product currently doesn't provide a way to quickly organize or filter staff accounts

      • They will have read / write access which means they could have access to data and account settings that shouldn't be edited

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