Handshake now enforces session timeout limits for all students and career services users — these limits dictate how long you can use Handshake before you’re asked to re-login for security purposes.
- Your team can use the user timeout field on the SSO preferences page to dictate how often career services users at your institution will be asked to re-login. If you leave the field blank, we’ll default to a 36 hour (2,160 minute) timeout window.
- All students will be subject to a 90 day session timeout window — a standard length for consumer applications.
On Campus Interviews
Students can now review their upcoming on campus interviews on the My Interviews page. Previously, they were housed on the Events page. We made this change after research with students indicated My Interviews was a more logical location.
Job Overview Page
We’re launching a new summary page employers see after posting a job. The job overview page helps employers easily understand their job's performance and provides helpful recommendations to improve their job's performance.
For Career Services...
Signal boosting will allow your team to highlight employers with a special quality — like an alumni connection or DEI commitment — that's uniquely compelling to your students. Highlighted employers will be featured throughout the student experience, embedding your team’s expertise more deeply into Handshake. Signal boosting will launch in beta later this spring.
- Read more about signal boosting in our new whitepaper Open network, expert guidance.
- Join us for signal boosting office hours to learn about the feature and ask questions.
- If you’re interested in participating in the signal boosting beta, fill out this form by March 25th. We’ll notify institutions selected to participate in the beta ahead of the launch.
Event Creation Form
We’re updating the user interface of the event creation form by splitting out “virtual” as an event medium, instead of an event type. Additionally, the option to invite employers to an event will be included directly within the event creation form itself for a more seamless experience.
Importing Additional Student Email Addresses
This spring, we’ll allow career services to import multiple .edu email addresses per student account. This update will help prevent students from accidentally creating a duplicate account if your institution issues multiple email aliases. It will also make it easier to transition graduating students to alumni.
Student Relationships Experiment
We'll be conducting a small scale experiment to help students get contextual information about working for a particular employer. For job postings with no messageable employer, we'll test displaying a messageable student who submitted a review of the employer or who listed the employer in the work experience section of their profile. The aim is to gain insight as to whether students will take advantage of messaging other students.
Group Session Follow Up Messages
Students will soon be able to send messages to employers they meet at virtual fair group sessions. Before the session, they’ll see the option to message the employer via their virtual fair schedule. After the session, they’ll see a modal pop up in Handshake prompting them to send a message, and get a reminder to send a message in the post-fair email.
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