A 5 item checklist to help you prioritize your time and resources.
Show students what Handshake can do for them
Make sure students understand the power of Handshake. These resources can help you spread the word.
Help students get started with this essential Handshake introduction. The deck is fully customizable and highlights the key features of Handshake that all students should know.
How other students are navigating their campus to career journey on Handshake.
Present at any student-facing events that you can:
- Info sessions
- Visits to student orgs
Teach students how to get the most out of Handshake
Building awareness is the first step. Now, help students transition from “aware” to “activated” to “active”.
Here are three key one-pager guides to help students get up and running on Handshake:
Get started on Handshake download now
It all starts with a login. Let’s get students across this vital threshold – the value starts becoming apparent immediately afterwards.
Find answers to your career questions download now
Handshake has great peer learning tools like Reviews, Q&A, and Peer Messaging that help students connect with and learn from other students and alumni!
How to stand out to recruiters download now
Employers are looking for your students. Students can do certain things on Handshake to make themselves easier to find.
How to complete your Handshake profile
Share these profile tips and tricks with students. Students who complete their profile on Handshake are 5x more likely to be contacted by an employer.
Inform students with the right emails at the right times
Get handshake in front of students when they are in job search mode. A series of emails will be teed up in your outbox for students to receive at key moments this fall.
From activation to applications, and everything in between, our emails cover the topics your students need to know about.
- Activate your account.
- Get personalized job recommendations.
- Register for events.
- Apply for jobs and internships.
- Update your profile.
- Get advice and connect with peers.
Learn about activation and marketing campaigns to get your students started and to keep them engaged!
Email best practices
Tips to write a great email that will get students to pay attention and take action.
Use our emails to help drive students to log in and engage with Handshake. After running several pilot campaigns, we’ve found out what is most engaging without being overwhelming. Just choose the send date that makes the most sense for your students.
Centralize career-building activities
Help your students find all career services, resources, and events in one place.
Make the most of events on campus — from registering to tracking.
Career services hosted events
- Register for career fairs and employer events.
- Book career services appointments.
- Schedule on-campus interviews.
Events hosted by other campus organizations
- Register for events.
- Book appointments.
- Sign up for newsletters.
Unique events other universities held that you might want to try!
- Free slice of pizza for activating your account
- "Let's Taco-bout your career" taco party encouraging students to log in
- Register on Handshake for a free headshot at the career center
Keep it fresh
Why should students use Handshake? Reminding them can help them get hired.
Make Handshake relevant with visual cues across campus.
Order shirt, stickers, and other fun Handshake swag for your students. Customize it to reflect your school pride!
Use our brand guidelines to produce your own creatives. Have a talented student help you! And share your designs back with us, we'd love to see them!
Physical promotional content
Display in highly trafficked student areas, share files with campus partners to display.