Handshake for Career Services
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  • Navigating Appointments
    • Manage / Calendar / New Appointment / Check-in Kiosk / Waiting Room
    • Saved Filters (Manage + Calendar [ Staff View ])
  • In Person Appointments versus Virtual on Handshake
  • Building Appointment Blocks
  • Building Appointment Types
  • Assigning Appointment Types to your Appointment Blocks/Self
  • Facilitating Appointments
  • Leveraging Systems in your Appointments
    • Before, During, After
  • Leveraging Appointment descriptions to support your workflow/ Systems
Appointment Types & Mediums

There are two main appointment types for students, Scheduled (~30 minutes) and Drop In (15 minutes). Each school or college may have its own implementation style of these appointments, but Drop In length is universal. Students are also required to make a scheduled appointment 24 hours in advance.

Please do not make changes to appointment preferences without first consulting with handshake@syr.edu. These are global settings, so; changes to this space will make changes for all campus users, not just your particular school/college.

Type (Scheduled) – 30 minutes

Example Appointment Types
  • Resume / Cover Letter
  • Job / Internship / Co-op Exploration

    Using Handshake and/or Handshake Resources
  • Interview Prep/Mock Interview
  • General Career Advice
      • Understanding major/minor with career aspirations;
      • Using Handshake, first/next steps (checklists);
      • “Am I too late?” – supporting/encouraging career exploration and
        application process;
      • Understanding GPA + opportunities;
      • Career Exploration Etiquette
  • Job Offer Questions
  • Digital Tools (Professional social media)
  • Other
  • Graduate School Questions

    In collaboration with the Graduate Career Center as needed
  • Soft Skills Practice
      • Introductions
      • Composing emails or communications
      • Etiquette (dinners, handshakes, eye contact, and more)

Type (Drop In) – 15 minutes

While you will find each S/C refer to Drop In workflows differently, in general, these are used for very quick and emergency needs. Often, these appointments may cover quick emails to employers, resume reviews, cover letter reviews, or support leveraging Handshake. That being said, these appointments are often used to encourage a student to make a follow-up Scheduled appointment to support their needs further and continue to build student-advisor relationships.

Mediums

Available Mediums

Mediums allow for each Career Advisor to include the format an appointment will be conducted.

While all of the above formats are available to choose from, when possible and depending on your workflow, utilizing Virtual on Handshake in place of Teams or Zoom will allow you and the student to remain in the Handshake platform. This will support a streamlined and user-friendly experience for the student.

Mediums can be assigned to each Appointment Block you create in Handshake. It is up to you and your office which block may have a specific medium or appointment type assigned to it.

For further information on Appointment Blocks, see:


Standard Operating Procedures

Coming soon!

Pro Tip!

Did you provide support In Person or through Email to a student without scheduling an appointment?

Add it as a Drop In!

You can manually create appointments using Calendar in Handshake. Make sure to uncheck All under Staff Members and only have your name checked then save preferences at the bottom of the list so that only the schedules you're interested in seeing are shown the next time you return to Calendar.

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