Handshake Newsletter

Tutorials, data, and updates for staff and faculty at the University of Minnesota.

Career Services Administration brings you the ‘Handshake at the University of Minnesota,' a monthly newsletter for student-facing staff or simply staff who want to know more about Handshake from the student perspective. Each month, we’ll show you: “Student how-to’s”, University-wide data pulled directly from Handshake, and share relevant behind-the-scenes information about the specific topics. 

Please send any questions about Handshake to your college/campus superuser, and any questions related to this newsletter to Becky Hall, [email protected] .

*Handshake was previously referred to as GoldPASS powered by Handshake. You may see the term GoldPASS still used in some videos, training material, and in past editions of the newsletter.

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October 2020 - Students

HOW TO COMPLETE/UPDATE STUDENT PROFILES

Students who fill out their Handshake profiles are more likely to find the career that best suits them. Why? To put it simply, they will get more relevant job recommendations and an increased likelihood of being messaged by a recruiter on Handshake.

It's recommended students update their resume and profile (GPA, Classification, etc) at least once per semester to ensure they are getting access to information that is most relevant for them.

 
FUN FACTS OF THE MONTH

What is the difference between total logins and unique logins? Total logins is the number of all logins over time. Unique logins account for the same user to login more than once; meaning it only counts the user as one login even if they login more than once in a given time period.
 
 
 
*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (major, school year, degree, etc.) is self-reported or not reported at all.

BEHIND THE SCENES 

Students are marketed to based on data in their completed profiles.
What does a completed profile on GoldPASS powered by Handshake look like? A completed profile has all the student's information filled in with a professional profile photo. You can refer to the “How to” section of this newsletter to see everything that must be filled in.

 

SEPTEMBER JOB COMPARISONS
 
In September 2019, there were a total of 2986 active opportunities posted and in September 2020, there were 1868 active opportunities posted on GoldPASS powered by Handshake. While the COVID-19 has impacted the job market, you can see that there are still professional opportunities being posted for our students.
 
 

November 2020 - Uploading & Editing Documents

HOW TO UPLOAD AND EDIT DOCUMENTS

Some employers recruit directly through GoldPASS and will reach out to students who make a good first impression. Uploading documents - such as resumes, cover letters, transcripts, and work samples - helps students stand out and showcase their current skills and accomplishments.

Updating and editing documents on Handshake is simple!

 
FUN FACT OF THE MONTH

What is a resume? A resume is a document created and used by a person to present their background, skills, and accomplishments.
 
*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. This data was recorded on November 2nd, 2020 and encompasses all resumes uploaded at the time.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Did you know students cannot apply to jobs through Handshake without having an approved resume on file? Some colleges review the student’s resume to ensure they make a good first impression with employers. This can take up to two business days. The colleges that review the first resumes are: CLA, CSE, CFANS, CDes, CCAPS, CEHD, CBS, and UMD.
 

OCTOBER JOB COMPARISONS
 
Job prospects aren't as bleak as you might think. Comparing the data for October 2019 to October 2020, there was only an 11% drop in the number of jobs posted on GoldPASS powered by Handshake.  
 

December 2020 - Career Interests

HOW TO EDIT CAREER INTERESTS

Keeping career interests up to date allows students to get the most relevant events, fairs, jobs, and more on their homepage. Career interests can be edited anytime in three simple steps:
    Step 1: Click their name in the top right corner, then click on Career Interests in the drop-down box.
    Step 2: Pick preferences for each category
    Step 3: Save the career interests by clicking the green button in the bottom right corner.


 
FUN FACTS OF THE MONTH

Students set personal goals to help not only guide themselves but also to let their career service office know what to help them with. 

Student industry interests are reported by the students themselves, giving career services a general view of where our students hope to work. (To see a full list of student industry interests click the graph below)

So we have more information to help students with their career exploration whenever possible encourage students to fill out their career interests.

 

*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. This data was recorded on December 3rd, 2020 and encompasses all interests recorded at the time.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Machine Learning (aka Artificial Intelligence or AI) is the technology that drives what shows up at the top of a student's Handshake home screen. Students completing their career interests aids the AI to learn what career opportunities the individual user is most interested in.
If you'd like to learn more about AI & Machine Learning here are a couple resources for you: z.umn.edu/machine-learning  z.umn.edu/what-is-machine-learning 

 
 
NOVEMBER JOB COMPARISONS
 
The number of jobs posted in November 2020 dropped slightly compared to November 2019. However, there were still over 4,500 jobs posted on Goldpass!
  

January 2021 - Notifications

HOW TO UPDATE NOTIFICATIONS 

GoldPASS powered by Handshake allows students to receive notifications when various activities (e.g., jobs, events, fairs, interviews) occur that they are interested in knowing about.
 
FUN FACT OF THE MONTH

Employers approved by UMN can see and reach out to students with public profiles.
 

*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. Data was collected on December 16th, 2020.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Staff can invite students to fairs and events, but only if students have their notification preferences set to allow messages from Handshake.
 

DECEMBER JOB COMPARISONS
 
Wrapping up 2020 - December's job postings continue to show that there are many job postings on GoldPASS.

February 2021 - Organizations

 
 

MONTH OF FEBRUARY

Career Services Administration brings you the ‘GoldPASS powered by Handshake Update,’ a monthly newsletter for student-facing staff or simply staff who want to know more about Handshake from the student perspective. Each month, we’ll show you: “Student how-to’s”, University-wide data pulled directly from Handshake, and share relevant behind-the-scenes information about the specific topics. 

Please send any questions about Handshake to your college/campus superuser, and any questions related to this newsletter to [email protected].


Visit our GoldPASS website for additional student tutorials and staff resources.

This edition of the monthly GoldPASS powered by Handshake Update is focused on Employer accounts. Career Services reviews the legitimacy of all employer accounts before they can post professional opportunities for U of M students and alumni to view. This is a common business practice across institutions, so Handshake has an "Employer Trust Score" built into the technology.  
Additionally, Employers who are connected with U of M on Handshake have the ability to reach out to students and alumni who have their privacy settings set up accordingly.
HOW TO CHANGE PROFILE VISIBILITY AND CONNECT WITH RECRUITERS

Students can change their profile’s privacy settings by going to settings and scrolling down to the privacy box. There they can change the visibility of their profile to community, employers or private. Once a student’s profile is set to employer or community, they can receive messages from recruiters about open opportunities, fairs, events, and more.
 
FUN FACTS OF THE MONTH

Employers are the organizations approved at the U of M that are able to post professional opportunities, sign up for on-campus interviews, register for fairs, and more.

Contacts are the recruiters who work at the organizations.

 
*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. Data collected on February 9th, 2021.
Data collected on February 16th, 2021.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Ensuring our students have access to bonafide organizations is a priority for Handshake and UMN Career Services.  Handshake has an Employer Trust Score built into their technology, and career services review the legitimacy of all organizations prior to making them visible to our students and alumni. 
 

JANUARY JOB COMPARISONS
 
Kicking off the year in a spectacular way. The number of jobs on GoldPASS barely went down from 2020 and actually went up from 2019!
 

March 2021 - Jobs

 
HOW TO CREATE SAVED SEARCHES AND APPLY TO JOBS
 
It's helpful for students to create saved searches in GoldPASS so they can have a set of criteria to come back to when searching for opportunities. Creating a saved search allows students to set up alerts when a new position is posted that meets their needs. From there they can apply internally or externally on GoldPASS.
 
FUN FACTS OF THE MONTH
 
All opportunities on GoldPASS are professional in nature and align with the majors offered at the 5 U of M campus locations.

Cooperative Education: A combination of classroom-based education with practical work experience
Experiential Learning: “Learn by doing” method
 
*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. Data collected on: March 3rd, 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES
 
Ensuring UMN students have access to opportunities that will set them up for success is very important to Career Services. This means that we review every posting on GoldPASS. We look to make sure postings are professional and align with our majors. We do our due diligence to check for potential phishing opportunities.
 

FEBRUARY JOB COMPARISONS
 
February 2021 took the cake for most job postings out of the past three years!
With a total of 8,189 jobs posted compared to 7,446 in 2020 and 5,468 in 2019.
 
 

April 2021 - International Students

HOW TO BEST UTILIZE HANDSHAKE AS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

Before a student applies to their first job on Handshake, they are prompted to fill out questions about work authorization. Each student chooses whether or not they want to disclose their international student status by selecting “prefer not to answer” or by answering yes to both of the work authorization status questions. Answering these questions and using the CPT/OPT and sponsorship filtering options when searching for a job is a great way to find international-friendly employers.
 
FUN FACTS OF THE MONTH

Curricular Practical Training (CPT): work authorization which allows a student to work in a job directly related to the student‘s major area of study before/until degree completion.

Optional Practical Training (OPT): work authorization which allows a student to work in a job directly related to the student‘s major area of study either before or after degree completion. 

International students are encouraged to connect with UMN ISSS to learn more about work authorization and receive support.

 
*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. Data collected on March 24th, 2021.
* Data collected on April 8th, 2021.
*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. Data collected on February 9th, 2021.

BEHIND THE SCENES
 
Employers that participate in the UMN Job and Internship Fair are sent out one of two emails, by Jane Sitter, if they have selected no to consideration of international student candidates using CPT/OPT. These emails offer a chance to connect with our staff to talk more about CPT/OPT.

Below are the condensed steps Jane takes around Career Fair events, mainly the UMJF and other fairs when requested, to do outreach to employers around international student hiring consideration. 

For additional context/explanation Jane can be contacted at [email protected].

 

MARCH JOB COMPARISONS
 
The job market is thriving on GoldPASS! In March 2021 the number of jobs created was double that of March 2019.
 

May 2021 - Resources

HOW TO ACCESS RESOURCES

Students and Alumni can access resources specifically curated by their career centers on Handshake. These resources offer multiple angles and tips for students that are searching for careers.
 
FUN FACT OF THE MONTH

Currently, there are six universal resources for students to use. On top of these six resources there may be more resources specific to the student’s college.
 
*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. Data collected April 28th, 2021.

BEHIND THE SCENES
 
Did you know superusers can add resources for your college's students? These resources can be industry specific or general to all students. Adding resources to the resource library is a great way to reach many students with career content!
 

APRIL JOB COMPARISONS
 
April brought over 10,000 jobs to GoldPASS powered by Handshake; double the amount of jobs in 2020!
 

June 2021 - Applications

HOW TO QUICK-APPLY AND CHECK STATUS OF JOBS
 
Handshake has made it possible for students to quick-apply to jobs! As long as a student meets the requirements and has an uploaded resume, they can go directly to the final submission form with a click. After students apply to an opportunity, they will be given the “submitted” status; this status will be changed by the employer as the applicant is reviewed.
 
FUN FACT OF THE MONTH

Handshake makes applying to jobs so easy that in the past year, over 25,000 students have applied to various job opportunities! Application volume peaks at the beginning of both fall and spring semesters.
 
*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. Data collected on May 12th, 2021.

BEHIND THE SCENES
 
Employer Relations (ER) staff use Handshake student job application data to reach out to new organizations of interest to U of M students. If these organizations are not actively engaging on campus, ER staff reach out to further deepen our connections.

*Actively engaging means: attending career fairs or events, hosting information sessions and more.

 

MAY JOB COMPARISONS
 
May’s job count this year shows an outstanding increase in job postings compared to the past two years.
 

Take a look at historical UMN-specific recruiting and job search data from Handshake since it's launch in May 2018. We tell the story of who posts at the U, and what they've posted, including:
  • Maps of organizations - can be filtered by industry
  • Lists of organizations - can be filtered by industry
  • Postings by job role, type (job or internship), and location
  • Historically, when positions have been posted

The dashboard can be found on the GoldPASS site, and on career.umn.edu. Share with your students to highlight the volume and variety of opportunities on Handshake, trends across industries/job functions, and recruiting timelines by industry/job function.
 

July 2021 - Community

 
HOW TO PEER MESSAGE IN HANDSHAKE

Peer Messaging gives students and alumni the ability to make their Handshake profiles visible to other students and alumni across the network of Handshake schools, and to message them! This feature is aimed at giving students even greater ability to connect with and learn from their peers.  

*In order to send and receive messages from other students and alumni in Handshake, profile privacy must be set to Community.

 
FUN FACTS OF THE MONTH

Peer messaging is a great way for our students to connect. With six templates that associate with different categories, it makes connecting even easier for students!
 
*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. Data collected on July 14th 2021, with a total of 897 messages.

BEHIND THE SCENES
 
Did you know that alumni have access indefinitely to messaging? Once a student graduates with a degree at any of our five campuses, they have access to Handshake as an alumni.
 

JUNE JOB COMPARISONS

More than half of the days in June set new highs for the number of jobs on GoldPASS compared to past years!
 

COMING SOON

August will bring a big change to the GoldPASS powered by Handshake Update newsletter. The newsletter will be getting a new name, Handshake at the University of Minnesota.
 

August 2021 - On-Campus Interviews

 
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR OCI’S

Students find on-campus interviews in both the Jobs and Events sections. 

Option 1: Go to Jobs then All Filters and select Interviewing On Campus along with any other desired filters.
Option 2: Go to Events then On-Campus Interviews. Filter by industry, employer, job title, and more.

 
FUN FACT OF THE MONTH
 
In '20-'21, despite the pandemic, Employer Relations staff helped to host 929 virtual OCI's for UMN students.
 
*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. Data collected on August 20th, 2021.

BEHIND THE SCENES
 
Have you ever wondered what an employer's process is for On-Campus Interviews? Just like a student looking for the best job, employers are looking for the best candidate. First, employers must request to interview with us and choose whether to have open or preselect interviews.
  • Open: More hands-off for the employer. Candidates can sign up for slots if they meet the pre-set qualifications.
  • Preselect: Employers select primary and alternate candidates. Primary candidates are allowed to sign up before alternate candidates.
Once approved, they'll start receiving applicants and can then manage their applicants if they've opted for a preselect interview schedule.
 

JULY JOB COMPARISONS
 
Want to hear something amazing? The amount of jobs posted to Handshake this July was equal to the amount of jobs from the past two Julys combined!
 

September 2021 - Career Fairs & Events

HOW TO REGISTER FOR CAREER FAIRS AND EVENTS

Registering for career fairs and events is super easy with Handshake. These events can be filtered, allowing students to attend events that are the best fit for them, with just a few clicks.
FUN FACTS OF THE MONTH

How are career fairs different from events on Handshake? Career fairs are hosted only by the university; whereas events can be hosted by the university or employers.

There are also different types of events that can be hosted via Handshake; such as, informational sessions, workshops, speaker/panel, etc. 
*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. Data used in graphic is from Sept. 2020 to Sept. 2021; collected on Sept. 8th, 2021.

Since many career fairs are now virtual, hosting looks a bit different. We want to give our staff the best resources to coordinate successful fairs! This article by Handshake gives an in depth guide on how to handle virtual fairs: z.umn.edu/handshake-virtual-fair-complete-guide
 

AUGUST JOB COMPARISONS
 
This year we saw an unprecedented number of jobs posted on Handshake! With over 11,000 jobs posted, the number more than doubled from previous years.
 

October 2021 - Experiences

 
 
HOW TO REQUEST AN EXPERIENCE

Students* can request an experience through Handshake to gain credit for internship and co-ops. These experiences are then reviewed by their career service office and a site supervisor from the organization/employer. Students can use this video to get a step-by-step walkthrough of requesting an experience: z.umn.edu/how-to-request-experience

*Not all colleges use the Experiences module in Handshake to administer and track their credit-bearing internships. The colleges that use the Experiences module are: CLA, CSE, CDes, CFANS, and CCAPS. Students from other colleges should ask their career office if pursuing an internship for credit is an option.
 
FUN FACT OF THE MONTH

A number of Quick Downloads are available for Experiences to make reporting easy. If your college uses Experiences in Handshake, you can ask your superuser for a report specific to your college. See what your students have been up to! 
 
*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. Data collected on Oct. 13th, 2021.
BEHIND THE SCENES
 
Every experience request is looked at by a member of the career services team before it is sent to approvers. Approvers include a site supervisor from the organization, a course instructor (depending on the college), and a Career Services staff member.  This process allows everyone involved to be on the same page, and agree to the terms of the experience as outlined.
 

SEPTEMBER JOB COMPARISONS

This past September, we saw the trend of 2021 job postings continuing to beat the past years’ numbers by thousands.
 

November 2021 - Networking with Employers

HOW TO INTERACT WITH EMPLOYERS ON HANDSHAKE

There are many ways for students to interact with employers on Handshake, such as following the company profile, connecting with staff who've made their contact infomation public, and attending virtual chats with the employer.
 
FUN FACT OF THE MONTH

The University of Minnesota is connected with over 30,000 employers from around the world! Our students and alumni can network with all of them thanks to Handshake.
 
*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. Data collected on November 10th, 2021.

BEHIND THE SCENES
 
Did you know Handshake allows employers to message students? The messaging feature is widely used by both employers and students. In the past three months alone, 38,743 students received a message, and 74% of recipients opened it. Open rates above 60% are considered HIGH. 

*Data collected on November 10th, 2021.
 

OCTOBER JOB COMPARISONS
 
The trend continues! This October, there were almost as many jobs as the past two years combined. An astonishing amount of jobs offered to our students and alumni!
 

December 2021 - Career Centers

HOW TO FIND CAREER CENTER ON HANDSHAKE

17 University of Minnesota career centers can be found on Handshake. Each career center’s page will have a description of their office and ways to reach them. Other information found on career center pages includes a public staff list, upcoming career fairs and upcoming events.
 
FUN FACTS OF THE MONTH

Each staff member is given one of ten administrative roles that comes with custom permissions. For example an academic advisor has a basic view of Handshake while a career counselor has the ability to go more in depth on Handshake features. To see the breakdown of each administrative role check out our Administrative Business Processesdocument.
 
*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. Data collected on December 3rd, 2021.

BEHIND THE SCENES
 
When an employer is setting up an event or interview they can add a specific career center. This allows the employer to further tailor and customize their events and interviews!
 

NOVEMBER JOB COMPARISONS
 
This past November saw a 137% increase in job postings since 2020 and a 96% increase since 2019. November 2021 had more job postings than the past two years combined! 
 

January 2022 - Virtual Fairs

HOW TO SEE RELEVANT SESSIONS - UPDATE YOUR PROFILE

Employers can set filters for their virtual fair sessions so only qualified students can sign up. Students risk missing out if they don't have have an up-to-date Handshake profile with their major, graduation date, and GPA listed.

We've created specific guidance for international students addressing work authorization questions when registering for virtual fairs.

 
FUN FACT OF THE MONTH

Does virtual recruiting help level the playing field? A 2021 Handshake report showed the majority of women candidates and candidates of color prefer virtual events, believing that virtual recruiting helps level the playing field. 
 
*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. Data collected from 2021 Handshake report.

BEHIND THE SCENES: HOW WE SUPPORT EMPLOYERS
 
Handshake offers a step-by-step guide for employers to help with setting up and attending virtual career fairs. Staff at the U of M also provide pre-fair assistance to employers and work to educate and encourage employers to consider international students. 
 

DECEMBER JOB COMPARISONS
 
December 2021 saw more jobs than 2019 and 2020 combined!
 


Students can have one-on-one meetings with employers via video to build their network in this new virtual world. Each session is 15 minutes with one employer and one student. There are three ways to sign up: through job postings, messaging and employer invite.
 

February 2022 - Reviews and Q&A

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK!

Handshake at the University of Minnesota has been out for over a year! We are so thankful for everyone who subscribes to the newsletter. We want to hear your thoughts on how we can improve the newsletter and what information you would like to see covered. Please fill out this survey to give us feedback!

 

HOW TO SEE ORGANIZATION REVIEWS AND Q&A


Handshake implemented Reviews and Q&A to help students find and share honest, insider information about organizations. 

Reviews: students share feedback on internship or job experiences with an organization. 

Q&A: students ask public questions on an organization's profile that anyone can answer, including other students, alumni, or employees at the organization. 



FUN FACTS OF THE MONTH


Reviews and Q&A are a great tool for researching organizations and asking questions about an organization's dynamics and roles. Since the UMN started using Handshake, students and alumni have asked over 6,700 questions.
 *Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. Data collected on February 9th, 2022.

BEHIND THE SCENES
 
Every question and answer that is posted to the Q&A section is reviewed by Handshake to make sure it follows their guidelines. You can find their student content guidelines here.
 

JANUARY JOB COMPARISONS
 
This January showed an astonishing number of jobs posted compared to the past three years. In fact, there were more jobs posted this January than in 2021 and 2020 combined!
 

 

March 2022 - Jobs

HOW TO IMPROVE SEARCH RESULTS

Students can improve their job search on Handshake by updating their interests, saving jobs and following employers. When students keep their interests up to date on Handshake, they are more likely to find opportunities that match their needs and wants!

FUN FACTS OF THE MONTH


The Data Dashboard on handshake.umn.edu allows anyone to see statistics and data about our U of M students and alumni. Data is presented in a multitude of graphics for easy viewing and interpretation.

Looking at the applications tab of the Employer Data Dashboard, we see that our students and alumni are actively using Handshake to apply for opportunities, not just in the United States but world wide!

*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. Data collected on March 9th, 2022.


BEHIND THE SCENES
 
Why do we review and approve jobs and internships on Handshake? We want our students to see the most relevant opportunities. By reviewing the opportunities posted on Handshake, we provide a curated job search experience while helping protect our students against potential scams.
 

FEBRUARY JOB COMPARISONS

February was the sequel to January when it came to the story of jobs posted on Handshake. It's now a two-month streak of over 15,000 jobs posted and a seven-month streak of over 10,000 jobs posted on Handshake.
 

 

April 2022 - Helping Students Get the Most Out of Handshake

HOW TO HELP STUDENTS GET THE MOST FROM HANDSHAKE

There are many great features on Handshake that can help students stand out to employers and get relevant recommendations. Having a filled out profile, up-to-date interests and using filters when searching are a great way for students to utilize Handshake.
 

FUN FACTS OF THE MONTH

There are over 350 job roles across more than 70 industries posted on Handshake. Our top industries in March included Government, Healthcare and Non-Profit.

*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. Data collected on April 11th, 2022.


BEHIND THE SCENES
 
Each student has a unique Handshake activity footprint. To view a student’s activity, simply search for them in the ‘Manage’ tab on the left side of the screen or in the search bar at the top of the screen. Then scroll down their profile to the ‘Actions’ box and click ‘View Activity Snapshot’. From here, you can view over 17 categories of information about the student’s activity.
 


MARCH JOB COMPARISONS
 
The number of jobs on Handshake this past March was almost double the amount March 2021. AND, there were more jobs than in March 2019 and March 2020 combined!
 
 

May 2022 - Virtual Engagement

HOW TO MAXIMIZE DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT VIA HANDSHAKE

Handshake is a great tool to help students continue progressing in their career development while away on summer break. To maximize student engagement with Handshake, we need advisors and staff to spread the word! The more you know about Handshake, the easier it will be to promote it. Connect with your college or unit's career office to get set up with a demo student account, get lists of upcoming opportunities and events that might be of interest to your students, or even post your own career-related events to Handshake.
 

FUN FACTS OF THE MONTH

There are still career events happening on Handshake over the summer! June currently has 40 events on Handshake, most being held virtually. Students can connect with companies and grow their network while enjoying summer break.

*Data Disclaimer: At this time, nearly all student information (school year and college) is self-reported or not reported at all. Data collected on May 23rd, 2022.


Since COVID-19, we have seen an increase in employers moving most, if not all, their recruiting online. Handshake allows students to easily interact with employers and see the most relevant opportunities for themselves. 
 


APRIL JOB COMPARISONS
 
This past April brought more than just April showers; it brought a plethora of jobs! With over 13,000 opportunities on Handshake, our students and alumni had their pick.

 

      

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