About Distributed Campuses or Multiple Career Offices in Handshake

Shelby Marter -

 

If your school has distributed campuses, or several career development offices, you can build Career Centers in order to manage everything in Handshake. This article walks through the different pieces involved configuring multiple Career Centers.

Additionally, you might want to reference this article on implementation and management best practices for distributed campuses, which works as a quick checklist for implementation teams.

 

What are Career Centers?

Career Centers are a tool that help Career Services staff manage the views and workflows for several offices across one school -whether this needs to be broken down by location or by department.

Setting up this feature allows you to configure separate settings for each office, specifically for:

  • Events (includes both Career Fairs & Events)
  • Interview Schedules
  • Individual Branding pages

By enabling these options per Career Center, employers can specifically choose which Career Center they select when requesting Events and Interview Schedules in Handshake. This allows Career Services staff to quickly sort by Events, Fairs, and Interview Schedules by Career Center, making it easier to view and manage requests for a particular office.

Note:

While students can filter by Career Center, the information they see in Handshake is available across the entire school instance- not just limited to a particular office.

Does my school have Career Centers? - How can I check?

If you have view the Career Centers configured at your university and want to view them:

Navigate to your School Settings:

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Choose the Career Centers option in the left-hand navigation:

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Note: If you do not see this option, your school does not have Career Centers configured. Skip to the next step "How do I set up a Career Center?").

Check that the options highlighted below are correct:

  • Events (includes both Career Fairs & Events)
  • Interview Schedules
  • Individual Branding pages

 

How do I set up a Career Center?

If you’re interested in configuring Career Centers for your university, contact your University Partnership Manager and let them know the following information:

    1. The list of names for each Career Center that should be added
    2. Indicate if each Career Center should have:
      • A branding page
      • Availability for events
      • Availability for on-campus interviews

 

Your University Partnership Manager will need to configure these for you.

 *Note - once a Career Center is created in Handshake, it cannot be deleted. If absolutely necessary, it can be archived (which will hide from employers), but not will not be removed completely.

 

How do I set up Interview Schedule Timelines and Templates for my Career Center?

Explore this article to configure Interview Schedule Timelines for a specific Career Center. 

Employers will only see the career centers that you have listed in the school settings that have Yes selected for Available for Interviews.

Example from the employer perspective: 

 

 

How do I set up Event Preferences for a Career Center? 

Explore this article which highlights how to configure Event Preferences - if you have more than one career center available for Events, you will see each Career Center as an option in the main Event Preferences page and Employers can request events at each specific Centers.

Employers will only see the career centers that you have listed in the school settings that have Yes selected for Available for Events.

Example from the employer perspective: 

 

How do I edit the Branding Page for a Career Center?

Explore this article  to edit a Branding Page for a specific Career Center

 

How do I set up saved searches for a Career Center?

Explore this article that highlights Managing your Career Center. It will walk through how to set up saved searches for your particular Career Center. For distributed campuses with shared workflows, saved searches and default searches will be enormously helpful in filtering views and pages.

Saved searches will enable you to see certain views for the following:

  • Interviews
  • Events
  • Career Fairs
  • Students
  • Employers
  • Jobs

 

How do I connect with other distributed schools using the Career Centers model?

Check out the Handshake Community! This is a place for you and your team to connect with other universities to share best practices and learn from each other on how to make the most out of Handshake.

For additional questions on where to best route your team’s questions, please check out this Help Center article.

 

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