Updating Your Profile

Updating your profile is the first thing you should do in Handshake. The content you receive will be customized to your interests, and employers are 50% more likely to engage with a student who has a complete profile.

Basic Profile

If you are a current student, your basic profile information is imported from Catalyst. You can edit your Name, Class Standing, Education, Work Experience, Organizations/Extracurriculars, Courses, Projects, Get to Know Me, Skills, Documents, and Social Links.

  1. From the For You page, click Your Name on the top navigation bar.
  2. Select My Profile.
  3. To edit a section, click the pencil icon.
  4. You also have the option to make your profile visible or hidden to employers on the right side of the page.
  5. Hiding your profile from employers means they will not be able to interact with you.
screenshot of Handshake student profile page

Add Professional Documents

You may choose to upload documents to your profile, such as a resume, cover letter, transcript, and the like. This speeds the process of applying for jobs through Handshake.

  1. From the For You page, click Your Name on the top navigation bar.
  2. Select Documents.
screenshot of Handshake Add Documents page

Indicate Your Career Interests

Handshake uses machine learning to customize its offerings based on your interests. Help the system learn more about your goals by completing the Career Interests section.

  1. From the For You page, click Your Name on the top navigation bar.
  2. Select Career Interests.
screenshot of Handshake Career Interests page

Set Notification Preferences

Tell Handshake how you want to be notified about Events, Interview Schedules, Jobs, and more.

  1. From the For You page, click Your Name on the top navigation bar.
  2. Select Notifications.
  3. Click Edit Notification Preferences on the middle left side of the screen.
  4. From here click, or unclick, the checkmarks to indicate how you would like to receive notifications.
screenshot of Handshake Notification Preferences page

Settings & Privacy

We understand how important privacy is. Settings in Handshake allow you to choose who can see your profile.

  1. From the For You page, click Your Name on the top navigation bar.
  2. Select Settings & Privacy.
  3. From here, you can indicate who may view your profile.
screenshot of Handshake Privacy Settings page