Handshake’s virtual career fairs are free for all partners this fall as well as Spring 2021. We wanted to ensure no school or student misses out on any engagement opportunity with employers.
That said, we have created a few simple guidelines for usage. The primary cost of virtual engagement is video. While Handshake is prepared to absorb the cost for our partners this fall, we defined a few sensible parameters for engagement to prevent “always on” use.
Our guidelines for free use are as follows:
- Events that are career-related
- Events that are hosted by the career center
- Events that are between 3-6 hours
If your event falls outside of these parameters, that’s OK! Just reach out and let your Relationship Manager know what your plans are and we’ll be happy to work with you.
Based on what we learned over the course of the Fall 2020 semester, Handshake’s virtual fairs will continue to be FREE in spring 2021 for traditional, career-related programming, just like this fall. We understand that your budgets don’t change between semesters and want to make sure that you are able to continue to use virtual fairs without any additional cost.
Can I run my office’s appointments through virtual fairs?
No. We ask that you restrict the use of our virtual fair features to just career services-hosted career fair-type events.
How will registration fees work if the price gets reduced due to a move to a virtual fair?
You will be able to apply discounts to registrations, as you can in the existing career fairs module. Although we don’t know exactly what this will look like in the product interface yet, we can confirm that you will have control over price variance around fairs.
Other vendors cap the number of employers who can sign up for a career fair, will Handshake have a cap or a recommended cap that you can support?
We know some vendors will have a cap on the number of employers that can be at an event at once. There will not be a cap like this in our tool; however, Handshake will be paying for video engagement, so we need to monitor video usage in some capacity so that it doesn't become extremely high. If you follow the guidelines provided above, your usage will remain free.
Is this a module?
No—virtual fairs will be part of every university contract in the future.