The Institution Explorer module enables Premium partners to more efficiently partner with institutions based on growth needs.
Please note: Premium features are for Handshake Premium accounts only. For more information, please check out this resource.
To access Institution Explorer, click Institutions from the left navigation bar in Handshake, then click the tab for Institution Explorer – the fourth tab to the right at the top of the page.
Use the filters on the left of the page to identify institutions with the largest population of students that match your strategy, then take action with those institutions - request to connect if not approved, and for approved institutions, post a job or event, or create a new Segment or Institution List.
Select as many filters as desired from the available Page Filters:
- Keyword Search
- Location Interests
- Level of Study
- Course Category
- Community and Technical Colleges
- Institution Type
- Diversity and Inclusion Focused Organisations
- Graduation Date
- Past Companies
- Past Job Titles
- Organisations / Extracurriculars
Tip: some filters have a blue circle with an "i" next to them - hover your pointer over this icon to learn more about the specific filter.
Once you've selected at least one filter, a section will load at the top of the page indicating the top suggested and total number of institutions, along with additional Suggested Institution filters:
- Exclude institutions already in Favourites
- Exclude institutions you’re approved at
- Exclude institutions you’re not approved at
Institutions will be listed in order of which has the most matching students based on all selected filters.
To the far right in the institution name row is your company's connection status with that institution.
- Request: this is a grey button that, if clicked, will initiate a request to connect with this institution.
- In Favourites: this indicates the institution has approved your company to recruit, and you've added this institution to your Favourites list.
- Add to Favourites: this indicates the institution has approved your company to recruit and is a grey button that, if clicked, will add the institution to your Favourites list.
For institutions that have already approved your company, there are additional bulk actions available on this page. To access the bulk actions, check the box to the left of the desired institution name(s). Bulk actions will appear in place of the column headers:
- Start Segment with these institutions
- Add to list
- New List from selected
- New Job from selected
- New Event from selected