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This feature lets you schedule reports to be sent to external systems or stakeholders as an image, PDF, or CSV. This update can help you showcase the outcomes of your work with other team members and institutional leaders and share Handshake data with external platforms.
Quick Share Reports
You can now generate a shareable report link without having to save the report first. This is helpful if you’re building a one-off report, or if you want to share a report with another institution.
- If you share the link with another institution, the report will reflect the fields and filters you included but reflect that institution’s data, not yours.
- Read more about sharing reports here
FDS Name Data
When using the Download CSV option to access FDS results we now split First Name and Last Name into separate columns.
Targeted Emails Search Bar
We added a search bar to Targeted Emails so that you can easily find old emails you’ve sent—especially helpful if you want to review or clone them.
If you click the “Record a Refund” button on an event or fair, you see a popup that lets you record the refund amount and make notes. We’ve updated the pop up language so that it’s clear that you are only recording details of the refund, not actually issuing a refund.
Fair Registration Page Language
If a fair is public to students but the student registration period hasn't started yet, we’ve updated language on the fair page so that it's clearer that registration will open in the future.
- If the fair is published but a student registration start date hasn’t been set yet, the registration button will say “Registration opens soon”
- If a student registration start date has been set, the registration button will say “Registration opens MM/DD/YYYY”
- NOTE: A previous update indicated that fairs would be hidden from students until registration opened. We have since reversed that change—fairs are visible when you publish them.
Promoting Resume Uploads in Virtual Fairs
Knowing that employers are eager to review resumes of students they meet with at virtual fairs, we’ve adding a reminder to upload a resume after a student signs up for a session.
Job Role List Update
We’ve updated our list of job roles to take student and career services feedback into account, and to realign them with O*Net. The vast majority of changes involve merging or splitting existing job roles. It is important to note these changes if career services team runs reports using job roles.
January Accessibility Updates
We make accessibility enhancements on a rolling basis. Here are some of the updates we tackled in January:
- Ensured that a student can complete all functionality on the page when zooming in 200%, without the need to scroll horizontally
- Added descriptive labels rather than relying on the placeholder of an input to explain itself since it can disappear
- Ensured content is visible to assistive technologies
- Ensured error messages are explicitly indicated under the appropriate input field after you submit a form
Your Candidates (Beta)
We’ve released a new tab in the Candidate Hub to a beta group of premium employers. The “Your Candidates” page will be populated by students who have interacted with the employer in the past and includes filters to identify students who follow the employer, have submitted applications, and who have RSVPed to events and fairs. This will allow employers to better keep track of students over time and stay connected.
- In the future, we plan to build a version of “Your Candidates” for core (free) employers that will share some of this engagement information as well. Learn about existing Candidate Hub features for core employers here.
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QR Code Check In
In the coming weeks you’ll be able to generate an event QR code that can be used to check students in. Originally devised as a way to help mitigate check-in lines at in-person events, this update can also help you easily track attendance at virtual events. Simply display the QR code on a slide during your presentation and ask students to scan it as they arrive!
Virtual Fair Targeted Email Templates
We’re building new Targeted Email templates you can use to promote your virtual fairs. Vibrant and actionable, these templates will help you drive engagement among students and employers.
Point in Time Reporting
In May 2020, we started tracking student major, minor, school year, and college at the time they take key actions in Handshake: applying for jobs, participating in interviews, and attending events or fairs. Soon, we’ll release new fields that allow you to report on those actions and reflect the student’s major, minor, school year, and college at that time.
- For example, you could run a report looking at the majors of student attendees at a fair you hosted last fall.
SSO Page Updates
We’re making a few aesthetic updates to the SSO configuration page. This will not impact the way SSO works in Handshake.
- We’re updating the “I know what I’m doing” button to say “I understand - Unlock Form”
- We’re removing the hint field, which does not have any true functionality
- We’re reordering some of the fields on the page into a more logical order
Ranking Events and Fairs by Relevance
Using a student’s profile data, career interests, and activity in Handshake, we’ve built a model that allows us to identify the most relevant events and fairs for that student. We plan to make this relevance ranking the default order on the event search page. This update will help students find events of interest more quickly.
- Events and fairs hosted by the student's school and events hosted by relevant employers will appear at the top of the page
- Students will have the option to switch to chronological ranking if they prefer
Personal Email Support
We plan to allow students to share a personal email address that they’d like to use to receive emails from Handshake. This personal email would also be accessible to career services—a helpful way to stay in touch with students after they graduate.
Student Navigation Refresh
Later this spring, we’ll make some tweaks to the layout of the student experience to make it easier to navigate and to call students' attention to important actions they can take to enhance their job search experience. Stay tuned for early mock ups.
Industry List Updates
We’re planning to make some updates to our existing list of employer industries—stay tuned for more details.
Surfacing Aggregated Gender Data
Last fall, we released an update allowing students to self-report their gender identity. Ultimately, we aim to surface this information (aggregated and anonymized) with premium employers so that they can use it to target messaging campaigns to students of underrepresented gender identities.
- Sharing gender identity is completely optional for students and we surface information to students about how aggregate gender data can be used by employers
- Read more about self-reporting gender identity in Handshake here
Outreach to Students
Some students who attend employer events have a private account on Handshake, but still wish to connect with the employer. Premium employers currently have the ability to ask those students if they wish to share their email address for follow up—similar to collecting a list of interested email addresses at an in-person event. This update will allow employers to email those students who consented to sharing their email using Handshake.
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