Employer-hosted schedules allow you to virtually conduct interviews, readily share information, and connect with students and alumni following an event or fair to facilitate meaningful student-employer relationships.
Within the Scheduling tab, you can find existing schedules within the tabs Active, Expired, and All and quickly create new schedules.
Note: Employer-hosted Schedules are part of the Virtual Events Module — if you do not currently have this package, check with your Customer Success Manager for more information.
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Below, you'll find notable terms when using employer-hosted schedules:
- Schedule: a collection of specified times used for student (candidate) interaction.
- Schedule Type: refers to the session setup (Quick Screens, Interviews, and Office Hours).
- Note: these schedule types are different than Availability Calendars. Learn more about Availability Calendars for Virtual Info Chats.
- Sessions: refers to a specific day that a schedule is occurring on.
- Meetings: refers to a specific segment of time within a schedule.
- The exception is when marking meeting unavailable — "Mark meeting unavailable" refers to the selected meeting time.
- Interviewers: employer team members added to host meetings with students (candidates).
- Students and Candidates are often used interchangeably in documentation related to this feature, but we try to keep the verbiage aligned with what is in Handshake directly.
All role types except for Representative may create new schedules via the Scheduling tab from the left navigation bar.
Schedules can be recurring or one-time only, and they may be hosted with integrated video on Handshake or via an external video provider of your choice.
Learn how to Create a Schedule.
Schedule Management and Inviting Students
Once a schedule is created, all role types except for Representative can mark sessions as unavailable, invite or add students, add interviewers, or delete and cancel meetings as well.
Representatives and Advocates have access to invite a candidate to specific meetings they are hosting, and they may also remove themselves as a host from meetings.
All user types have access to copy the invite link for a schedule. The link copied is publicly shareable, enabling all students to sign up for a session.
Learn more in Employer-hosted Schedules: Manage a Schedule.
Launching a scheduled session
Interviewers will be able to launch the video up to 60 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to test audio/video quality.
Some employers may have particular settings to adjust (such as permissions or unblocking IPs or domains), which you can read more about in Host Requirements for Integrated Video. We recommend doing this in advance to ensure a smooth experience on the day of.
When the interviewer is ready to launch Handshake Video, they will click Launch Video in the Location column.
To join the session, they will click Join Now.
For an overview of features available in video sessions, check out Hosting via Video on Handshake!