Career Services User Settings: What are User Settings?

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As a Career Services staff member, you can use User Settings to customize your Handshake experiences to best suit your individual needs. Unlike School Settings (which changes the Handshake platform for everyone on your team), User Settings only impact you as an individual user. This article will help you navigate through the process of setting, or updating, your personalized user settings.

There are eight sections of User Settings:

  • Account information - Basic information like your username, email and password
  • Personal information - Detailed information about your name, title, and bio to populate your Handshake profile
  • Roles - Control over which features you have access to
  • Appointment blocks - Your personalized appointment availability time frames (and times you’re unavailable)
  • Appointment types - The types of appointments students can schedule with you
  • Notification preferences - Your preferences of when and how you receive activity notifications through Handshake
  • Create Notes from Email - Capture important dialog exchanges by importing emails into a notes page on Handshake
  • Calendar Sync - Keep your appointments organized by syncing your university and Handshake calendar

To update your User Settings:

  1. Be sure you’re viewing Handshake in Career Services view (not Employer or Student view).
  2. Click on your name in the upper right hand corner of Handshake to display the Account Settings Menu.
  3. Select User Settings. This will take you to your Account profile page. Screen_Shot_2020-01-09_at_11.39.13_AM.png

Tip: Alternatively, you can reach your account profile page if you click Profile on the left hand navigation bar and then click the Account tab located in the upper right hand corner

Once you are on your Account page, you can select from the menu of User Settings options. Each section is described in detail below:

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Account Information

Basic information like your username, email and password

    • Username: your Handshake unique username user
    • Auth identifier: used only if you are using single sign on for your account
    • Email Address: university email address used for Handshake login
    • Password: password that you use to login to your Handshake account

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Personal information

Detailed information about your name, title, and bio to populate your Handshake profile

  • First and last name
  • Organizational Role: a category for the role that best describes your position in the office (will not appear on your public profile)
  • Title: a free text field for your title  
  • Mobile Phone Number(will not appear on your public profile)
  • Office Phone Number
  • Office Location: the offices that your school has listed in the school settings
  • Career Centers: the career centers that your school has listed in the school settings
  • Bio: information about your background and role that you would like to be visible on your profile

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Roles 

Control over which features you have access to

Learn more about roles and permissions here

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Appointment Blocks and Types

Learn more about Appointment Types and Blocks here

 

Notification Preferences

Your preferences of when and how you receive activity notifications through Handshake

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Create Notes from Email

Capture important dialog exchanges by importing emails into a notes page on Handshake

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Calendar Sync

Keep your appointments organized by syncing your university and Handshake calendar

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