Requesting an Event
Step 1: Log into Handshake
Step 2: Go to "Events" from the left navigation menu or "Create an Event" from the middle of the homepage
Step 3: Complete the form and submit.
Engage with students through live virtual sessions that highlight your employer brand and/or help students prepare to successfully navigate the recruiting process. Whether you host an Ask Me Anything session, an Employee Panel, feature Employee Resource Groups, or give an inside look into the roles you recruit for, your industry, or your recruiting process, there are so many ways to use this platform to connect with students through different approaches and topics.
Requesting Virtual Events in Handshake
Best Practices for Virtual Events
- Tailor your Title: Include your company’s name, be clear on the topic, give an indication of who would be interested. (Sample title: “Company Name Presents: A Day in the Life of a Insert Role)
- Elaborate in Your Description: Include the types of roles you are hiring for, mention your target audiences, and have a statement that describes what students will walk away with. (“Hear directly from last summer’s interns about their experience with Company and what to expect from our recruiting process. Perfect for students with abc skills/majors and interested in xyz.”).
- Post at Least the Week Before. This allows time for students to see the event and for us to do some promotion for you.
- Promote Outside of Handshake: Reach out to applicable student organizations and let them know about your upcoming event
- Check out these resources from Handshake: Hosting Virtual Events and Virtual Meeting Best Practices & Resources for Employers
Leave the Description Blank. There are a lot of events vying for students' time. If they can’t determine whether an event will have value for them (or is for them), they won’t attend.
Use Abbreviations/Jargon. Instead of “ERG” write “employee resource group.” There are terms we use daily in the professional world that students don’t have a context for yet.
Post the Day Before or Same-day. Again, there are a lot of notifications students are getting for virtual events. IF yours comes out same-day or the day before, it’s likely to get missed.
- Educate students about the opportunities available within the company.
- Highlight alumni from The University of Iowa and the path that they have taken to get the positions they have today
- Offer additional services like resume reviews or a session on networking and hand out organization information/branded items and speak with students on a more one-on-one basis
Tables and information sessions are most frequently held in the early evening as a group presentation followed by questions. There are generally fees or a required food purchase for all of these in-person locations.
Iowa Memorial Union
To reserve a room in the Iowa Memorial Union, please call 319-335-3114 or email email@example.com. Click here for more info.
Tabling is not available to outside individuals for solicitation purposes - this is only available to student groups and/or departments. Please reserve a room instead if you would like to hold an information session for students. All food must go through University Catering - except for Pizza.
John Pappajohn Business Building
To schedule a table in the John Pappajohn Business Building, complete the online form.
To schedule an information session or table in the Seamans Center, please contact Travis Greenlee - firstname.lastname@example.org