Handshake's integrated video enables you to attend virtual appointments within Handshake, no extra links needed! If you haven't scheduled one yet, check out the steps in Request an Appointment with your Career Center.
Note: attending virtual appointments is supported on mobile web and iOS devices with app version 3.26.0 or later. We expect Android app support to be available later this year.
Preparing for your appointment
The integrated video used for virtual appointments is the same service provided for some virtual events/fairs on Handshake–if you've previously used our video integration, your system should be all set!
For more information on using our integrated video, refer to Handshake Video Requirements & Troubleshooting.
An interpreter can be added to the virtual appointment to provide live captioning. Reach out to your Career Center to coordinate this addition!
Note: If you're using our mobile app on an iOS device (iPhone X or newer) automated closed captioning is an option. For this feature, click the three dots at the upper-left corner and select the option Turn on captions.
Notifications and reminders
If you've scheduled an appointment with "Virtual on Handshake" as the medium, Handshake will email three notification reminders that the appointment is virtual.
The first notification email will send when the virtual appointment is confirmed in Handshake.
The second email reminder will send one day before your appointment start time, and the final email reminder will send one hour before your appointment start time.
The final reminder email includes a button labeled "Go to my appointment"–click the button to log in and view your appointment.
Joining your virtual appointment
If you click the button from your last reminder email, the appointment overview page will load. Alternatively, you can navigate to the appointment by clicking Career Center in the upper-right corner of Handshake, then click on Appointments and select the desired appointment from the list displayed.
On the appointment overview page, the Start Video Appointment button will be greyed out until five minutes before the start time.
At five minutes till, click the Start Video Appointment to launch your appointment in a new tab, similar to joining a virtual fair session.
Handshake's integrated video allows for screen-sharing by hosts and any participants granted the authority to do so. If you need to share your screen during the appointment, the host will need to enable this for you. Once enabled, click the computer icon at the bottom of the screen and then click Share.
Note: This must be enabled by the host each appointment.