About Your Application Status

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

It's important to note that changing an application status is a feature that is completely up to the employer to update. When an application is submitted, the first status will always be set to Pending. A pending application status means that the employer has not yet changed the status of your application.

While Handshake strongly encourages employers to update these application status' and have built out features to assist with this, it is possible for employers to not update an application status. In these cases, we recommend clicking on the name of the Employer in Handshake to locate their contact information on their Handshake profile. You can then reach out directly to request an update on your application. 

The following is a list of possible application statuses: 

 Application Status Definitions:  

Submitted: This application is still pending for the interview schedule.

Reviewed: 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. 

Pending: The employer has not yet changed the status of the application.

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

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

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. 

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