Handshake is designed to work with any candidate, including hosting events at campuses who may not use the platform.
Before promoting an event to Career Centers and students, you will need to create an event in Handshake, you can see that workflow here .
How to link off to an event in Handshake
Since the institution you are hosting the event with does not partner with Handshake yet, you will need to work through that career centre/conference/club to actually promote the event or send emails.
However, by hosting the event on Handshake, you will be able to track RSVPs, use the Check-In Kiosk and host via our Virtual Event Management platform.
Step One: Create an Event
We’ve gone through how to create an event in the past, but you can see that article here .
Step Two: Copy Public Link to Use in Marketing Content
Once you have created your event you need to promote it! Again, since the event is going to be hosted with a group who is not on Handshake, you will need to work with the career centre/conference/club to actually deliver the emails to the students highlighting the event. However, you should use the link below to your event to help students register.
Step Three: Copy Event URL
Copy the event URL from your browser as seen below for your emails - students will be able to use this link (with one small addition) to see more information on your event.
To make this event public (meaning anyone with the link without a Handshake account can see it) you need to add /share_preview to the url. In this example, the url would be joinhandshake-demo.com/events/5285/share_preview
This enables you to share with students who do not have a Handshake account, but they will still be able to register.
If you are curious how a student goes from an event to registering for an account, you can see that article here .
Coming Soon: Public Landing Pages
Public Landing pages will enable you as an employer to share events on non-Handshake platforms (LinkedIn, Email, your Talent Community) to share events with students. This is perfect for all marketing avenues!