By filtering early talent according to the courses they’ve taken, you can run targeted campaigns with a more personalized approach. This will help you hire candidates with the right experience level for the position.
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During onboarding, students enter their coursework details, and we encourage them to complete it throughout their Handshake experience. While the coursework details provided aren't imported from their school, they're considered highly trustworthy as Career Services users review the student’s profile.
We also have a proprietary Coursework Taxonomy, built by our data science team, and validated by third party sources, that maps individual courses to Subject Areas. This allows you to choose one Subject Area, and view all students who have taken relevant courses without having to enter every possible keyword.
Using the coursework filter
1. Choose whether you’d like to search by Subject Area or by Specific Course.
2. If Subject Area is selected, choose a Subject Area from the dropdown, or type to search.
Note: to view all Subject Areas, download and refer to the excel file attached below.
3. Optionally restrict your Subject Area to only students with “beyond introductory level”
This just means they’ve taken a few courses in that area — or have courses with specific keywords, like “Advanced.”
If you have multiple Subject Areas selected, we’ll choose students who have beyond introductory level in either.
4. If you choose to search by a Specific Course, enter your keyword normally.
We’ll search across all students with a course containing that keyword.