How to Send a Student a Message

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Please Read First:

  • New employers with a Trust Score of N/A or lower than 80 will not be able to message students. This is to ensure that students are contacted by trusted employers via Handshake. You can read more about this here: Why Can't I Message Students?

  • Companies can contact up to 100 students per recruiting season. Recruiting seasons happen twice a year: the first is from January 1st - June 30th and then second season is from July 1st - December 31st

  • Learn more about how to best utilize the Search Students here: About Using Search Students Feature

Once you are ready to message a student: 

  • Click on the small conversation bubble icon next to the student's name you'd like to reach out to


  • This will immediately bring up a popup message box for you to craft your message. We recommend adding a subject line as well as text in the body of your message. 
    • Pro-tip: add your signature in the body of the message 

  • Once your message has been crafted, click on Send.  

 

More ways to message students

You can also message a student in Handshake directly from their profile. Here's how:

  •  Click directly on the student's name from the search results

  • This will take you directly to the student's profile
  • From here, click on Send a Message under the Actions section towards the right of their profile page 

 

  • The same message screen from above will appear. We recommend adding a subject line as well as text in the body of your message. 
    • Pro-tip: add your signature in the body of the message 

  • Once your message has been crafted, click on Send.  

  • To view your sent messages click the Message icon located in the stop search bar. You may need to click on Inbox and then select Sent from the drop down menu: 

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