Product Announcement—September 17, 2021
For Career Services…
Thanks to great feedback from early adopters of virtual appointments, we’ve launched a slate of updates:
- Career services users can now bulk email students from the Appointments page.
- Students will be marked as “checked in” when they click to join a virtual appointment.
- Career services users with two-way calendar sync enabled see appointment medium appear as the “location” of appointments on their work calendar.
- Career services users will continue to see the “No Show” and “Cancel” buttons on a virtual appointment, even after the appointment has been launched.
- Career services users see a button to quickly add virtual appointments onto existing appointment blocks. This will make it even easier for your advisors to enable virtual appointments.
In Progress Jobs Tab
We’ve added a new tab to the jobs page that will allow you to mark a job as “in progress” while you make your approval decision. The “in progress” status is be shared with employers.
Virtual Appointments on Android
Students can now attend virtual appointments via the Android mobile app! Reminder that support for virtual appointments on the iOS app launched earlier this summer.
1:1 Message Reminders
We launched a reminder email that will be sent to a student if they do not respond to a 1:1 direct message from an employer within 48 hours. This reminder helps students foster more employer connections by encouraging them to follow up.
- As always, students can turn off this notification. If a student unsubscribes from the reminder email, they are not unsubscribed from emails coming from their career center.
For Career Services...
We’re building over a dozen new first destination survey dashboards to help your team more easily segment, visualize, and share student outcome data. You'll be able to analyze trends across outcome types, student demographics, location, industry, major, college and more—plus, extensive filtering options will help you quickly drill down to unique subsets of your student body.
Additional Email Support
Later this year, we will allow students to add additional email addresses to their account and opt to use them to receive communications from your team and from Handshake. Letting students add email addresses to Handshake is an important first step in encouraging students to stay in the network long term. It also provides a valuable source of contact information for institutions (and their alumni offices) that want to stay in touch with students after graduation.
- If your institution is eager to start letting students share additional email addresses you can sign up to participate in the September beta launch here.
- You can read more about supporting additional email addresses here.
- If you have questions about this update, join us for upcoming “Additional Email Office Hours” here. Office hours for UK partners coming soon!
Virtual Info Chats
In the coming weeks, we’re launching virtual info chats—informal, 15-minute 1:1 conversations between a student and employer, hosted on Handshake. Virtual info chats were created to help students connect with employers in a less intimidating setting to get an inside look at company culture and available opportunities. They also allow employers to take a more personalized approach to recruiting and make a lasting impression on potential applicants.
- All employers (free and premium) will be able to offer students availability for virtual info chats via messages they send to students and, later, within job postings too.
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