Handshake enables you to receive notifications when various activities occur that you may be interested in knowing about.
If a student does not actively change their notification preferences after logging into their account, these are the default preferences that will be saved.
If you'd like to change notification settings, please follow the steps in Managing Your Notification Preferences.
Below is a full list of all optional notifications in Handshake for students with screenshot examples below each table.
- Active: Settings marked with an "X" in the table are active for all new student accounts by default.
- These are indicated in the screenshot examples by a green checkmark.
- Inactive: Settings left blank in the table may be checked/unchecked as desired in Handshake.
- These are indicated in the screenshot examples by a light gray checkmark outline.
- Settings with "N/A" in the table are not available at this time.
- These are indicated in the screenshot examples as a blank box with no checkmark icon.
|Information and updates to help me get the most out of Handshake||X||N/A||N/A|
|Marketing messages including promotions and special offers from Handshake||X||X||N/A|
|An event that I joined is updated||N/A|
|I am moved off of the waitlist and registered to attend an event||X||N/A||X|
|I am invited to an event||X||N/A|
|Employer is hosting an info session||X||N/A|
|Upcoming events I’ve joined||X|
|Interview Schedules||Notification||Push (Mobile)|
|I am assigned to an interview slot||N/A|
|An interview schedule posting is approved||N/A|
|A student requests to swap interview schedule slots||X||X||N/A|
|A request to swap interview schedule slots is approved||X||X||N/A|
|A request to swap interview schedule slots is declined||X||X||N/A|
|The time changes on an interview slot I am assigned to||N/A|
|The date changes on an interview slot I am assigned to||N/A|
|An interview I am a primary for enters the primary signup period||X||X||X|
|An interview I am selected for enters the alternate signup period||X||X||X|
|When the signup period ends for an interview I applied to||X||X||N/A|
|24 hour reminder for my interviews||X||X||X|
|When I am selected to interview on a non-preselect schedule||X||X||N/A|
|When I am selected to interview as an alternate on a non-preselect schedule||X||N/A|
|An employer wishes to notify me that I was selected for an interview||X||X||N/A|
|Upcoming application deadline||X||X|
|Employer edits a job||N/A|
|Employer posts new jobs (Only employers you follow!)||X||N/A|
|Reminder for your favourited jobs||X||N/A|
|One-time reminder email when I start to apply for a job and do not complete application||X||N/A|
|Job recommendations based on your activity and interests||X|
|A survey is created||N/A|
|Career Fairs||Notification||Push (Mobile)|
|An employer registers for a career fair I follow||X||N/A|
|Relevant next steps following a career fair||X||N/A||N/A|
|I am invited to a career fair||X||X||N/A|
|Upcoming career fair||X||X||X|
|Employer is attending a career fair (Only employers you follow!)||X||N/A|
|I am moved off of the waitlist and registered to attend a career fair||X||N/A||X|
|An employer I follow adds sessions to a virtual fair at my school||X||N/A||N/A|
|My documents are reviewed or updated||X||X|
|Someone comments on one of my documents||X||X||N/A|
|I am added to a conversation||X||N/A||N/A|
|I am sent a new message||X||N/A||X|
|A note that you are a part of has reminder triggered.||N/A|
|An experience evaluation is requested||N/A|
|Someone comments on one of my experiences||X||X||N/A|
|Someone comments on one of my appointments||X||X||N/A|
|An appointment I requested is approved||X||X||N/A|
|I did not attend a scheduled appointment||X||X||N/A|
|An appointment I am a part of is cancelled||X||X||N/A|
|An appointment I requested is declined||X||X||N/A|
|Confirmation email when I apply to a job or interview||X||N/A||N/A|
|Confirmation email when an application with pending documents is approved||X||N/A||N/A|
|Confirmation email when an application with pending documents is withdrawn when a job posting expires||X||N/A||N/A|
|My application has been reviewed||X||N/A||X|
|Job Reviews||Notification||Push (Mobile)|
|When the status of my review changes||X||N/A||N/A|