Handshake introduced a new, enhanced homepage for students and alumni in February 2020!
Student Homepage FAQ:
How will the collections be ordered?
Collections will be dynamically ordered based on student engagement. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to get to the collections you engage with most as soon as possible.
What collections will show up?
All the existing collections on the current homepage will be in the new design. That includes editorial collections, jobs popular in your course, and recommendation collections.
If your institution has pinned items for you to take notice of, “Suggested by your career centre”, then that collection will show up as well within the first 10 collections on the page.
In addition, two new job collections will be added, “Jobs Expiring Soon” and “Be the First to Apply - Jobs with few applications.” We’ll also be introducing collections for reviews and Questions & Answers (Q&A).
What is the "Jobs Expiring Soon" Collection?
“Jobs Expiring Soon” are job postings that are expiring within 2 weeks. The collection will be sorted to show the jobs that fit your interests such as location preferences first.
What is the "Be the First to Apply" Collection?
“Be the First to Apply” are job postings with less than 5 applications submitted. The collection will be sorted by jobs that fit your interests such as location preferences first.
What are Reviews on the homepage?
The reviews will be a collection of reviews of companies a student might like. We may use signals including demographic attributes like course or level of study, and behavioural data such as companies students view to help show Q&A that are relevant to you.
What is Q&A on the homepage?
The Q&A will be a collection of Q&A based on the questions you might be interested in. We may use signals including demographic attributes like course or level of study, and behavioural data such as companies you view to help show Q&A that are relevant to the students.