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Alumni Hub is now available for all partner institutions. The hub helps you build, track, and nurture relationships with your most important alumni contacts. Centralizing key data about employer users who attended your institution, Alumni Hub acts as a jumping-off point for engaging your alumni-turned-employer partners and unlocking unique opportunities for your students.
FDS Dashboards (Beta)
We’ve built over a dozen new first destination survey (FDS) dashboards to help our US partners more easily segment, visualize, and share student outcome data. The dashboards allow your team 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.
- Learn more about the new FDS dashboards here.
- The new FDS dashboards are now available for schools that signed up to participate in the beta period. The dashboards will launch for all US institutions in the coming weeks.
Targeted Emails Drag & Drop (Beta)
Drag and drop functionality is now available in Targeted Emails for beta testers—it’ll launch to all schools in the coming weeks. With drag and drop, you can easily rearrange text, images, banners, buttons, and more within your emails.
We rolled out updates to our flag notifications to provide more transparency for career services teams. When a student flags an employer or job, they’ll be able to indicate whether they’d like to share the flag with their career center—if they opt to, we’ll send you a notification email with the details. We also added an email to notify career services if a flag your team raised was investigated and did not lead to the employer being suspended.
- Read more about our flag notification process here.
Additional Email Addresses (Beta)
Students at beta institutions can now add additional email addresses to their account and opt to use them to receive communications from your team and from Handshake. This feature will roll out for all schools by the end of the year.
- If you’re participating in the beta, share this help article with students to encourage them to add additional email addresses to Handshake.
- If you’re interested in participating in the beta, sign up here.
- Watch recordings of previous additional email office hours sessions here.
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Employer and job approval re-requests
As discussed in our recent Reimagining the Employer Trust Score webinars, we’re building a new toggle you can use when declining an employer or job to indicate that you’re open to approving the employer or job if certain changes/updates are made. Your team will then be able to describe the requested changes/updates. Employers must include a comment explaining how the changes were addressed in order to re-request approval. You’ll be able to see which of your pending employer/job approvals are re-requests too.
Additional Student Emails—Reporting Updates
With the impending launch of additional email support for students, we’re updating Insights to allow your team to differentiate between a student's institutional email (which you import) and their primary email (where students receive emails from Handshake and Targeted Emails from your team). For schools participating in the additional emails beta, this will provide an easy way to see how many students have opted to update their primary email address. The following changes to Insights will launch in early December—we’ll provide an exact date soon:
- The existing student Email Address field will be renamed Email - Institution. This field will reflect the email address your team imports. Students cannot change their institution email.
- We’re adding a new field called Email - Primary to indicate the email address where the student receives emails from Handshake and Targeted Emails from your team. By default, institution and primary email are the same. However, with the launch of additional email support, students will be able to update their primary email.
We’re building a new feature to help employers better target their job postings. School Recommendations will suggest more institutions an employer should post a job to, based on the qualifications they’ve set (and how they align with an institution’s student population). It will also suggest schools the employer is not yet connected to, prompting them to reach out for approval.
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