About Application Status

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In Handshake, students will be able to keep track of the status of their application in the applications section.

Important Note: Once an applicant's documents are downloaded, their status will automatically change from Pending to Reviewed. 

Application Status Definitions:  

Pending: This application has been submitted and is still pending review from the employer. 

Reviewed: The applicant's documents have been reviewed by the Employer 

Hired: Marked by the employer or career services center as hired for a job posting or interview schedule in Handshake.

Declined: Marked by the employer or career services center as declined for a job posting or interview schedule in Handshake. 

Submitted: An application for a job connected to an On Campus Interview has been submitted for review by the Employer 

Primary: Chosen as a primary candidate on an interview schedule in Handshake.

Alternate: Chosen as an alternate candidate on an interview schedule in Handshake. 

 

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Bipro Paul

So what if the status does not change after a month from "submitted" ? Does it mean "declined" ?

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    Zoë Fluger

    Hi Bipro! Great question. The status change would need to be updated by the employer hosting the interview schedule. In this case, we recommend reaching out to the employer directly to inquire why they have not yet updated your application's status. :) 

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    Laura Duterte

    What does “reviewed” mean?

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    Zoë Fluger

    Hi Lauren! The reviewed status on an application means that the employer has reviewed your application, but has not yet made a decision. We recommend reaching out to the employer directly if you have any further questions about the status of your application. :)

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    Kunal Shah

    I was primary initially 5 hours before I could select to sign up the slot but just half an hour I was changed to alternate. What does that mean and why and how could that happen?

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    Zoë Fluger

    Hi Kunal! Both Employers and your Career Center have the ability to change an applicant's status. In this case, it sounds like either the Employer, or your Career Center (on behalf of the employer) updated your status. We recommend reaching out directly to inquire about the reasoning for the status change. :) 

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