Student Homepage FAQ's

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Handshake is introducing a new, enhanced homepage for students and alumni in August 2018! This homepage will launch on August 15th to a subset of users, and be entirely rolled out by the end of the month. 

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Student Homepage FAQ:

 

How will the collections be ordered?

Collections will be dynamically ordered based on student engagement. We want to make it as easy as possible for students to get to the collections they engage with most as soon as possible.

 

What collections will show up?

All the existing collections on the current homepage will be in the new design. That includes editorial collections, jobs popular in student’s major, and recommendation collections.

If your school has a “Jobs Recommended by Your Career Center” collection, then that collection will show up as well within the first 10 collections on the page.

In addition, two new job collections will be added, “Jobs Expiring Soon” and “Be the First to Apply - Jobs with few applications.” We’ll also be introducing collections for reviews and Questions & Answers (Q&A).

 

What is "Jobs Expiring Soon" Collection?

“Jobs Expiring Soon” are job postings that are expiring within 2 weeks. The collection will be sorted to show the jobs that fit the student’s interests such as location preferences first.

 

What is "Be the First to Apply" Collection?

“Be the First to Apply” are job postings with less than 5 applications submitted. The collection will be sorted by jobs that fit the student’s interests such as location preferences first.

 

What Reviews are on homepage?

The reviews will be a collection of reviews of companies a student might like. We may use signals including demographic attributes like major or school year, and behavioral data such as companies students view to help show Q&A that are relevant to the students.

 

What Q&A are on homepage?

The Q&A will be a collection of Q&A  based on the questions a student might be interested in. We may use signals including demographic attributes like major or school year, and behavioral data such as companies students view to help show Q&A that are relevant to the students.

 

Where are “Suggested by Your School” on homepage?

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The pins that currently are shown on the student homepage will be seen today at the top of thenew homepage. The order of these pins will remain the same.

 

What prompts will show up in the "Task for Today" section?

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The “Task for Today” include the following

  • “Make your profile visible” to students or employers
  • “Add to your profile” for important profile information including Coursework, GPA, Skills, Education History, Work Experience, Organizations, and Preferences.
  • Any mandatory surveys including FDS

The prompts will show until the student completes them, with a priority given to school surveys (so that these are completed early in the task list). 

 

 

Where will “Favorites” be?

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The “Your Favorite Jobs” collection will continue to show up on the homepage.

The “Favorite Jobs” will still be accessible in the jobs page through search and in the collections on homepage.  

“Favorite Collections” link will be deprecated as it was not used by students. Favorite collections can still be accessed on mobile.

“Favorite Jobs” that are expiring will be eligible to appear in the “Jobs Expiring Soon” collection.

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