Events and fairs are one of the primary drivers for recruiting stellar candidates at a company.
To help employers with their recruiting needs, Handshake has created a mobile app for teammates attending in-person events! The app allows employers to:
- View upcoming events they’ll be attending
- Access past events they’ve attended (up to 6 months)
- Keep a list of candidates they've met with
- View and search student profiles
- Submit evaluations for candidates they converse with
With the Handshake Events app, teammates can stay organized and access recruiting information at the convenience of their device!
To add teammates to an event in Handshake, refer to Handshake Events Setup for Mobile App.
The app is available to Premium partners with the Handshake Events module enabled, and who have an iOS device. The app will be available on Android in Spring 2024! For more information on our Premium offering, please check out this resource!
Install the App
There are two ways to access and install the Handshake Events app:
- the App Store on your device
- an invite link sent via email
- Invites are sent automatically after one is added to an event in Handshake.
The app can be downloaded and installed on an iOS device at anytime! If you've received an invite via email, the link will direct you to the App Store to download.
Note: while anyone can download the app, only teammates who have been added to an event in Handshake will be able to access the features.
Sign in to the App
Once downloaded, open the app on your device and enter your company email address, then tap Sign in.
If the system recognizes your email, a 6-digit verification code is sent to your inbox. The verification code acts as a password to access the app. Enter this code in the provided spaces to sign in.
Access your Events
Employers will have access to all events and fairs they've been added to in Handshake. This is done via the registration form when a team member or administrator adds a recruiter to an event.
If there's no events or fairs listed, we recommend connecting with your companies admin to ensure you've been added to the appropriate event. Once added, the event will display on your list.
Upcoming events are listed under Your events in chronological order, with the earliest being at the top and the latest at the bottom. On the day of an event, a gray badge Happening Today is displayed next to the event's name.
All past events that were attended are shown in the Past events section, located directly below the upcoming events.
Events Details Overview Page
From the list, tap on an event or fair to access the details overview page. Here, you'll find the following information:
- Date & time
- Host's name and email
- Event Stats
- View Students
Find Students and Access their Profiles
To view students that have RSVP'd, checked-in, or been evaluated at an event, tap the black button View students on the event’s details page.
All students that have RSVP’d to the event are listed under the To evaluate tab in no particular order, as well as any students that checked-in. If an evaluation was conducted for a student, they’ll be listed under the Evaluated tab.
To find a specific student that may not have RSVP'd, tap the magnifying glass icon, located in the upper-right corner of the screen, then type their name or email in the search bar. A list of students will populate on the screen to reflect your search.
If the student cannot be found, you can add them by tapping the link Add new student, then entering the students First name, Last name, and email within the pop-up. Once the information is entered, tap the button Add.
Note: to successfully add the student, you'll need to complete their evaluation at that time. Refer to the Submit Evaluation section for more information.
To view a students profile, tap on their name from the list. The information presented on their profile may include:
- Grad Year
- Work and volunteer experience
- Organizations and extracurriculars
Tip: scroll down to ensure you view their complete profile!
Submit an Evaluation
To evaluate a student you conversed with at an event, tap the black button View students on the event’s details page.
Locate the student you'd like to evaluate from the list, then click on their name. Tap on the word Recommendation, located at the bottom of your screen, then drag your finger to the top of the screen to open the evaluation screen.
Complete the following prompts:
- Recommendation (choose one)
- Strong no
- Strong yes
- Tap in the text box and add any comments you'd like to note.
- Tap the camera icon to add photos of resumes and notes
Note: if the event has any custom questions set up, you'll need to respond to the custom evaluation questions your team set up for you.
Once finished, tap the black button Submit to complete the evaluation.