June 4-5, 2018 - New Orleans


Tulane University

Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex

7 McAlister Drive

New Orleans, LA 70118

Checklist for a Successful User Conference

HANDSHAKE USER CONFERENCE

New Orleans

Tulane University

June 4-5 2018

Monday & Tuesday prior to the NACE Conference

Interactive Sessions

Hands-on best practice sharing - bring your laptop!

Why Should You Attend?

Meet industry leaders who bring innovative ideas and their valuable experience into Handshake and our vision. Furthermore, join us and our selective group of schools to embark in a rich learning experience where we will connect and work with each other to share best practices and build the future of Handshake. 

Analytics

Experience Handshake's new reporting and analytics tool and learn to create your own reports

Appointments

Learn how to effectively use the appointment scheduling tools and calendar sync options

ERM

Increase your employer relationship management capabilities and partnerships

Segmentation

Improve your skills in creating targeted outreach campaigns and student communications

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Day One Schedule

Join us on the first day of the conference to learn more about what's happening on the Handshake network, what's to come on the roadmap, and industry insights from employers and our guest keynote speakers. In hands-on sessions with the Handshake team, you'll learn best practices around scaling your efforts, student engagement, insights and data, employer relations, and implementation. Finally, you'll connect with other distinguished attendees at our School Appreciation Party.

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What You Will Learn?

Schedule of Events

Following are highlights of our 2016 Conference Agenda

June 6th

Meet your peer network and the Handshake community over lunch and conference kick-off event.

Networking Lunch

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Select training sessions based on your interests and needs and learn from our experienced professionals and your peers.  Bringing your laptop is optional.

June 7th

Interactive Training Sessions

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Experience Chicago nightlife and skyline views aboard this dinner cruise.  Dancing shoes are optional!

Dinner Cruise & Party

6:30 - 9:30 PM

Enjoy your breakfast while participating in our interactive User Showcase.  Visit booths hosted by clients and Handshake trainers to receive tips and ideas specific to your interests.

Wrap-up Session

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakfast & User Showcase

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Learn more about Handshake's product roadmap for Fall 2016 and share your innovative ideas for helping us add even more value for users.

DePaul University Career Services Open House

3:00 - 6:00 PM

Networking Lunch

12:00  - 1:00 PM

Enjoy networking with Handshake team members & career services professionals at Pazzo's Italian Restaurant, adjacent to the DePaul Conference Center.

This session is provided for individuals unable to participate in the full conference due to capacity limitations.  

1:30 - 4:00 PM

The interactive training will be same as that provided on Monday from 1-3 PM and include insight into Handshake's product roadmap.

OVERFLOW TRAINING

Day Two Schedule

Join us on the second day of our 2018 User Conference to expand your knowledge and become an expert on the diverse topics that our Handshake schools will be presenting.

Day Two Schedule

Following are highlights of our 2017 Conference Agenda

June 6th

Meet the Handshake Team at our registration tables and get ready to learn everything about Handshake!

Registration

18:00 - 9:30 AM

Handshake and our MCs will welcome everyone to our conference. Also, Meet Garrett Lord, Handshake’s CEO, to on Handshake’s journey and our vision for the future. 

June 6th

Conference Kickoff & Handshake’s CEO Keynote

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Connect and meet other schools in the Handshake network to share best practices and learn more about each other’s experiences.

Networking Lunch

6:30 - 9:30 PM

Take this chance to dive into any topic of your interest through our wide range of presentation topics led by our amazing Handshake schools.

Customer-led Breakout Sessions Part 2

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Customer-led Breakout Sessions Part 2

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Learn more (from first hand experience!) about diverse Handshake topics and best practices with our distinguished list of Handshake school presenters.

Code 2040 Keynote

3:00 - 6:00 PM

Wrap Day 1

12:00  - 1:00 PM

Debrief, learn more details about, and prepare for our School Appreciation Party!

1:30 - 4:00 PM

Join us for our 2017 Handshake School Appreciation Party at the Barrick Art Museum for a cocktail reception with heavy ors d'oeuvres and opportunity for more networking and socializing.

School Appreciation Party

Day One Schedule

Join us on the first day of the conference to learn more about Handshake’s mission, goals, and values. You will also have the opportunity to learn best practices from our diverse list of schools that will be presenting and to network and connect with other distinguished attendees at our School Appreciation Party.

June 4th

Meet the Handshake Team at our registration tables and get ready to learn everything about Handshake!

Registration

8:00 - 8:45 AM

Handshake and our MCs will welcome everyone to our conference. Also, meet Garrett Lord, Handshake’s CEO, and learn what's happening on the Handshake network and what's to come.

Conference Kickoff & Handshake’s CEO Keynote

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Connect and meet other schools in the Handshake network to share best practices and learn more about each other’s experiences.

Networking Lunch

12:15 - 1:15 PM

1:15 - 2:15 PM

Learn more (from first hand experience!) about diverse Handshake topics and best practices with our distinguished list of Handshake presenters. 

Handshake-led Sessions #2

Employer Panel

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Guest Keynote

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Guest keynote speaker to be announced!

5:30 - 8:00 PM

Join us for our 2018 Handshake School Appreciation Party at Tulane University for a cocktail reception with heavy ors d'oeuvres and opportunity for more networking and socializing.

School Appreciation Party

Day Two Schedule

Following are highlights of our 2017 Conference Agenda

June 6th

Meet the Handshake Team at our registration tables and get ready to learn everything about Handshake!

Registration

8:00 - 9:30 AM

Review our Product Roadmap with the Handshake Leadership Team!

Short Break

Day 2 Kickoff & Handshake Roadmap and Q&A

8:45 - 11:00AM

Take this chance to dive into any topic of your interest through our wide range of presentation topics led by our amazing Handshake schools.

Customer-led Sessions Part 1

6:30 - 9:30 PM

Stay in touch, connect with other schools! Take this instance to strengthen your Handshake school bonds and create plans to support and work with each other in the near future.

Farewell

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Networking Lunch

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Join us for our final message with key takeaway from this conference. Then safe travels and we will see you next year!

Code 2040 Keynote

3:00 - 6:00 PM

Wrap Day 1

12:00  - 1:00 PM

Debrief, learn more details about, and prepare for our School Appreciation Party!

1:30 - 4:00 PM

Join us for our 2017 Handshake School Appreciation Party at the Barrick Art Museum for a cocktail reception with heavy ors d'oeuvres and opportunity for more networking and socializing.

School Appreciation Party

Day Two Schedule

Following are highlights of our 2017 Conference Agenda

June 6th

Meet the Handshake Team at our registration tables and get ready to learn everything about Handshake!

Registration

8:00 - 9:30 AM

Review our Product Roadmap with the Handshake Leadership Team!

Short Break

Day 2 Kickoff & Handshake Roadmap and Q&A

8:45 - 11:00AM

Take this chance to dive into any topic of your interest through our wide range of presentation topics led by our amazing Handshake schools.

Customer-led Sessions Part 1

6:30 - 9:30 PM

Stay in touch, connect with other schools! Take this instance to strengthen your Handshake school bonds and create plans to support and work with each other in the near future.

Farewell

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Networking Lunch

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Join us for our final message with key takeaway from this conference. Then safe travels and we will see you next year!

Code 2040 Keynote

3:00 - 6:00 PM

Wrap Day 1

12:00  - 1:00 PM

Debrief, learn more details about, and prepare for our School Appreciation Party!

1:30 - 4:00 PM

Join us for our 2017 Handshake School Appreciation Party at the Barrick Art Museum for a cocktail reception with heavy ors d'oeuvres and opportunity for more networking and socializing.

School Appreciation Party

Day Two Schedule

Join us on the second day of our 2018 User Conference to expand your knowledge and become an expert on the diverse topics that fellow Handshake schools will be presenting. We'll also have the HBCU Conference track running parallel.

June 5th

Meet the Handshake Team at our registration tables and enjoy connecting with other schools during breakfast.

Networking Breakfast

8:00 - 8:45 AM

Day 2 Kickoff for HUC and HBCU Conference and Session #1

8:45 - 10:00 AM

HUC and HBCU Conference Session #2

10:15 - 11:15 AM

Networking Lunch

12:15 - 1:15 PM

Farewell

2:30/3:30 PM

Networking Lunch

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Take this chance to dive into any topic of your interest through our wide range of presentation topics led by the Handshake team.

Handshake-led Sessions #1

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Learn more (from first hand experience!) about diverse Handshake topics and best practices with our distinguished list of Handshake presenters. 

Handshake-led Sessions #3

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Learn more (from first hand experience!) about diverse Handshake topics and best practices with our distinguished list of Handshake presenters. 

Handshake-led Sessions #4

HUC and HBCU Conference Session #3

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

HUC and HBCU Conference Session #4

11:15 - 2:15 PM

HBCU Conference Session #5

2:30 - 3:30 PM

SIGNUP FOR WAITLIST HERE

“I've got a greater vision for how to leverage Handshake to help our students. I have a greater vision for leveraging analytics to help me continue to work smarter. I was reminded how smart a choice we made joining Handshake. I was grateful to meet people in person who I had not met - and delighted to spend a few minutes with incredibly bright, talented, and really nice people.”

Food

Breakfast & Lunch will be provided. Cocktail party on Monday at Tulane University.

Have any questions about the conference? Please contact our event team at handshakeconference@joinhandshake.com

Transportation

We will provide a shuttle between the hotel and Tulane!

What Should You Know?

"I took away best practice information and contacts from other schools. I am able to come back and make changes to our processes to better serve our students. 

I am excited to be a part of the Handshake community because I think there are a lot of exciting things in the future."

Hotel

Our room block at the Le Meridian is SOLD OUT! Please use common hotel sites to book lodging. If you plan to use the shuttle to the conference, we recommend booking lodging near the Le Meridian at 333 Poydras St as that will be the only pickup/dropoff location. 

Monday June 4

7:00-9:00 AM

Board Shuttles at Le Meridien 

Program begins at 8:45am


Monday June 4

6:00-8:00 PM

Board Shuttles at Tulane


Tuesday June 5

7:00-9:00 AM

Board Shuttles at Le Meridien 

Program begins at 8:45am


Tuesday June 5

1:30-3:30 PM

Board Shuttles at Tulane


Alternatively you can travel to Tulane by taxi or Lyft.

 We recommend carpooling with others if you go this route. Use the LYFT promo code "HANDSHAKE18" to get a discount ride!

Pre-Conference Reception: Sunday June 3 5-7pm

Le Meridian Hotel 

333 Poydras St. New Orleans, LA 70130

Join us at the Le Meridian Hotel for an informal happy hour the day before the conference! Meet members of the Handshake team and fellow Handshake colleges and universities in the community.

Monday June 4th

8:00 - 8:45 AM

Registration and Breakfast

GWBC (Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex) Foyer

Tuesday June 5th

Meet the Handshake Team and fellow Handshake schools at our registration tables and get ready to learn everything about Handshake! Join other Handshake schools in the following rooms depending on which year you launched Handshake. We'll have signs to help you find these areas: 

GWBC 1282014 or 2015, GWBC 113: 2016, Foyer: 2017 and 2018

8:45 - 10:00 AM

Welcome Kickoff and Product Roadmap

McAlister Auditorium

Handshake and Tulane University will welcome everyone to our conference. Also, meet Amjad Ayoubi (Senior Associate Dean at Tulane), Garrett Lord (Handshake’s CEO) and Jonathan Stull (Handshake's COO) and learn about exciting updates and what's to come.

STRATEGY

HANDSHAKE-LED

10:15 - 11:00 AM

Handshake-led Breakout Sessions Block #1

Career and Student Communities

McAlister Auditorium

Nathan Stoll, VP of Product and Design, will discuss our recent work on student communities and access to information.

Employer Recruiting Trends: What Employers Look for

GWBC 170

Mallory Wheaton, Employer Success Lead, will share recent recruiting trends and what employers are looking for in candidates across multiple verticals.

Build the Top 5 Interview Schedule Templates

GWBC 420

Laura Lynch, University Success Manager, will cover how to build the most common, basic interview schedule templates and best practices. Bring your laptop for this workshop!

OPERATIONS

Reporting Basics: Building an Events Report

GWBC 125

Yulee Newsome, HBCU University Partnership Manager, and Maire Newton from Looker will cover how to build a thorough events report for your office and stakeholders. Bring your laptop for this workshop!

BEGINNER

Build your Event or Fair and Kiosk Tips

GWBC 112

Ariadna Diaz, University Success Manager, will demonstrate how to build events and fairs on Handshake and general kiosk tips. Bring your laptop for this workshop!

Build and Manage Mock and Next Day Interviews

GWBC 113

Larry Hawelu, Senior Support Specialist and Engineer, will demonstrate how to build and manage mock and next day interviews on Handshake. Bring your laptop for this workshop!

ADVANCED

Handshake Implementation 101: Recommended Settings, Workflows, and Resources

GWBC 116

Megan Gallagher, University Partnership Manager, will walk through Handshake implementation best practices including recommended settings, templates, workflows, and resources.

IMPLEMENTATION

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Keynote with Eric Waldo: Reach Higher For All and Helping Gen-Z Pursue Meaningful Careers

McAlister Auditorium

Eric Waldo is the executive director of Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative, which now resides at the non-profit org, Civic Nation. During his time at the White House, Eric Waldo developed and led Reach Higher to help inspire every student in the U.S. to take charge of their future by completing their post-secondary education. Prior to joining Mrs. Obama’s team, Waldo served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the U.S. Department of Education. Waldo led ED’s investments around system-level, cradle-to-career changes for states, districts, schools, and communities. Waldo earned a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, an M.Ed. from Harvard University, and an A.B. from Brown University. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.

12:15 - 1:15 PM

Lunch

GWBC Atrium

Connect and meet other schools in the Handshake network to share best practices and learn more about each other’s experiences. Join other Handshake schools in the following rooms depending on which topic you'd like to discuss with other schools. We'll have signs to help you find these areas:         GWBC 112: Small/Liberal Arts/ConsortiaGWBC 113: Big 10GWBC 124: HBCUs, Foyer: Midsize and Large

1:30 - 2:15 PM

Handshake-led Breakout Sessions Block #2

How Handshake Helps Students Find The Right Jobs: Job Relevancy with Handshake's Engineers

McAlister Auditorium

Jack Bradmiller-Field and Ulises Giacoman, from our Data and Engineering teams, will give a peek under the hood that powers job search and relevancy on Handshake.

Metrics That Matter: Handshake Adoption Trends and Benchmarking

GWBC 170

Ben Christensen, Head of Customer Success and Co-Founder, will discuss the key metrics that matter for colleges and universities and how Handshake empowers you with these insights.

Build Complex Interview Schedules: Split, Flip-Flop, Groups

GWBC 116

Claira Hart, Senior Support Specialist, will demonstrate how to build and manage complex interviews such as split, flip-flop, or groups on Handshake. Bring your laptop for this workshop!

OPERATIONS

Reporting Basics: Building an Events Report

GWBC 125

Yulee Newsome, HBCU University Partnership Manager, and Maire Newton from Looker will cover how to build a thorough events report for your office and stakeholders. Bring your laptop for this workshop!

OPERATIONS

First Destination Survey Demo and Results Analysis

GWBC 420

Erin O’Keefe, University Partnership Manager, will conduct a demo on advanced features of Handshake’s First Destination Survey tool. Learn about deployment and career outcome survey trends across the Handshake network, and participate in a discussion on career outcomes analysis.

OPERATIONS

Virtual Counseling and Events

GWBC 113

Alex Amerling, University Partnerships Manager, will cover how to configure and manage virtual appointments and events in Handshake. Bring your laptop for this workshop!

OPERATIONS

ADVANCED

Handshake Implementation 201: Employer Launch Overview and Best Practices

GWBC 112

Mike Harbaugh, University Partnerships Manager, and Shelby Marter, University Partnership Manager, will walk through employer launch best practices, resources, and examples.

OPERATIONS

IMPLEMENTATION

2:30 - 3:15 PM

Handshake-led Breakout Sessions Block #3

McAlister Auditorium

Jack Bradmiller-Field and Uli Giacamon, from our Data and Engineering teams, will give a peek under the hood that powers job search and relevancy on Handshake.

How Handshake Helps Students Find The Right Jobs: Job Relevancy with Handshake's Engineers

Amplifying Your Brand through Alumni Recruiting

GWBC 170

David Shull from the University Partnerships team, will demonstrate how you can evelate your school's brand and expand employer outreach through alumni recruiting.

Handshake Experiences Best Practices and Workflows with Villanova 

GWBC 125

Brit Gergen (University Partnership Manager) and Samantha Wheeler (Villanova) will co-present on Handshake Experiences and how to configure and manage recommended workflows.

OPERATIONS

Advanced Reporting in Handshake for Student and Employer Engagement and Staff Effectiveness

GWBC 113

OPERATIONS

ADVANCED

First Destination Survey Demo and Results Analysis

GWBC 420

Erin O’Keefe, University Partnership Manager, will conduct a demo on advanced features of Handshake’s First Destination Survey tool. Learn about deployment and career outcome survey trends across the Handshake network, and participate in a discussion on career outcomes analysis.

OPERATIONS

Build and Manage Complex Appointments

GWBC 112

Larry Hawelu, Senior Support Specialist and Engineer, will demonstrate how to build and manage complex appointments for groups or multi-center offices. Bring your laptop for this workshop!

OPERATIONS

ADVANCED

Handshake Implementation 301: Student Launch Overview and Best Practices

GWBC 116

Laura Lynch, University Success Manager, will walk through student launch best practices, resources, and examples.

OPERATIONS

ADVANCED

Jade Pathe, University Product Manager, and Maire Newton from Looker, will cover how to use Handshake Insights to review how employers and students are engaging with Handshake. We'll show you how to track less-active employers and trends in less-engaged students.

IMPLEMENTATION

4:15 - 5:00 PM

School Appreciation Party

Monday June 4th 5:00-8:00 PM

Tulane University

Join us for our 2018 Handshake School Appreciation Party at the GWBC Atrium for a cocktail reception with heavy appetizers and opportunity for more networking and socializing!

8:00 - 8:45 AM

Networking Breakfast

GWBC Atrium

Meet the Handshake Team and fellow Handshake schools at our registration tables and get ready for another day of learning and connecting! Join other Handshake schools in the following rooms depending on which topic you'd like to discuss with other schools. We'll have signs to help you find these areas: GWBC 128: Data/Analytics/IT, GWBC 170: Implementation, Foyer: Student, Alumni Engagement and Employer Relations

9:00 - 10:00 AM

University-Led Breakout Sessions Block #1

Thriving in the Age of Disruption: Rely on Luck or Invest in Culture

Mcalister Auditorium

The career services community at Illinois has seen its share of disruption over the last decade –exponential growth of international students, elimination of dedicated alumni career services, implementation of centralized first destination initiative, emergence of new college-level and departmental career offices, turnover in staff and leadership, ever-changing needs and expectations of stakeholders, and of course, successful and failed attempts to leverage technology in our daily work. Yet, the career services community at Illinois is stronger than ever with exceptional resiliency to confidently face whatever disruption is around the corner. This session will focus on strategy, process and framework that are foundational to our culture of coordination and collaboration and have led to enhanced agility, flexibility, and trust across our career services community.

UNI-LED

Implementing and Marketing Handshake

GWBC 420

Marketing a web service is different than marketing a more tangible product—you need to draw more on credence properties than search and experience properties. You can also use other methods like creating positive mental associations, tying its use to real-world offline activities, and simply making it fun. In this presentation, I’ll share how BYU-Hawaii succeeded at implementing Handshake and marketing it’s use to their student body by applying these ideas.

UNI-LED

Consideration & Best Practices for Managing Handshake on a Multi-Office Campus

GWBC 113

Implementation and management of multiple offices in a single software platform is never an easy task, but if done correctly, can significantly and positively impact the support your students and alumni receive.  In this session Arizona State University (4 formal career centers, 10 locations, 103,000+ students) and George Washington University (10 different career offices, 24,000 students) will share what they have learned about successfully navigating this complex task.  Topics to be discussed range from strategies for engaging career stakeholders across campus, tips and tricks for system set-up and implementation, data and reporting considerations and how to still personalize the student/alumni experience.  Avoid the stress and pitfalls by learning from the lessons discovered at these two universities.  

UNI-LED

Designing appointment frameworks that keep everyone happy!

GWBC 116

Categories, appointment types, qualifications, what student’s need, what advisers need! It’s a lot to consider, but by applying a design thinking framework, you can build (or rebuild!) an appointment framework that gets everyone where they need and want to be. University of Rochester will lead this interactive session that will start with focusing on the needs of your primary appointment users (advisees and advisers), help you define your gnarliest appointment problems, and then ideate on how you can address these through the appointment module’s features and options.

UNI-LED

Telling Your Office's Story Through Data

GWBC 124

Babson’s Undergraduate Center for Career Development collects, analyzes and reaches decisions based on our data. Looking at Handshake’s student, advising, event, employer and OCI data we tell our story both internally and externally. This session will cover how to use these metrics to tell your story to key campus leadership as well as to increase efficiency and student perception of your office.

OPERATIONS

UNI-LED

Implementing Handshake:  The Kennesaw State University Experience

GWBC 128

Kennesaw State University planned to become a Handshake school during the Fall of 2016.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, contracts weren’t signed until December 2016—and we had to be up and running for students by March 1, 2017.  Learn how we implemented Handshake under a time crunch and made our students and employers EXTREMELY happy in the process!

UNI-LED

Managing Employer Relationships 

GWBC 170

In this session, Stony Brook University will discuss how to utilize Handshake to build new relationships, and manage existing relationships.  Learn how to maximize the Handshake employer network, manage lists for targeted communications, track activity and follow-up, and run detailed analytics and reports. This session is designed for schools that have already implemented Handshake and have a basic understanding of the system.  

UNI-LED

IMPLEMENTATION

10:15 - 11:00 AM

University-Led Breakout Sessions Block #2

Leveraging Handshake to Bridge Employer and Alumni Relations to Career Counseling

GWBC 125

Does your Career Service team feel disconnected between employer relations and career counseling? Learn about the Concordia College approach leveraging Handshake as our primary tool to integrate Alumni Relations, Employer Relations and Career Services.  This session will include workflow and best practices along with case studies to create an integrated connection at your institution. Subjects include: Establishing process and workflow for notifications and communications among career staff, Creating tailored job searches by combining filters and unique labeling strategies, Leveraging the Contacts tool for networking and employer connections, Using the Mentor and Experiences tools to connect  students with informational interviews and job shadows, Connecting our career coaching staff with most current opportunities  by career cluster, Sharing specific analytics reports to help achieve employer and career coaching goals

UNI-LED

Happy Handshaking: Engaging Cross-Campus Partners in Handshake

GWBC 170

The University of Arizona has approximately 40 staff campus-wide assigned to career duties, and we have granted roles in Handshake to over 100 other campus-wide users. As a result, we have one of the highest rates of student engagement in the platform among large institutions. We'll discuss who these users are, why we've granted them access, what they're doing to engage UA students through Handshake and how we keep so many staff users informed about how to leverage Handshake's functionality.

UNI-LED

Using university alumni to support career office operations

GWBC 113

Alabama A&M University will share how they partner with their alumni relations department for career development efforts and outreach.

UNI-LED

Build Your Yellow Brick Road: Data and Labels and Workflows, Oh My!

GWBC 116

With 30,000 students and 5 participating career centers, Boston University relies on a complex label system as well as careful data management to keep Handshake running smoothly and to ensure accurate reporting. As a result, BU staff have developed a set of best practices from data sync and labeling processes to documentation and rules of the road. The discussion includes an overview of BU’s label taxonomy and data workflows as well as tips learned along the way, from system configuration until today.

UNI-LED

UNI-LED

Navigating your rookie year in Handshake

GWBC 120

When you work in a small office, setting priorities when taking on a large project are vital. We want to share how we determined our priorities during our first year, including our successes and failures. This session with Carroll University will include a purposeful discussion to help other small offices manage implementation while still maintaining other office responsibilities. Some of our priorities included: Collaborate with campus partners to aid in different parts of the process Manage marketing ideas that are reasonable and easy to add onto existing programs (and hopefully free!) Determine a strategy to approve the abundance of job posting and employer requests Create easy to follow tutorials to train appropriate staff members.

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Making Your First Destination Survey Work for You

GWBC 120

UNI-LED

Join this session with Pepperdine University to learn basics and best practices for configuring, marketing, and executing your first destination survey. Gain insights to ease the data gathering and disaggregation process and translate first destination data points into powerful elements for storytelling. Increase response rates, simplify the reporting process, and leverage your outcomes to advance your college and career services.

Volume and Value: Managing Employers on Handshake

GWBC 112

Hillsdale College will outline a unique yet efficient process for managing the volume of employer requests received on Handshake while simultaneously increasing the value of the relationships your making with employers. Included in this process are considerations for approval ratings and how to determine roles for employers. The process enables understaffed offices to engage, vet, and learn important information about the employers requesting to connect with them. Leading to increased value for the employers, the students, and the career services staff. Features discussed include: Comments, "Pending" / "In Progress" / "Approved" / "Declined", "Assigned To" feature, Employer Roles, Approval Scores, View & Add Notes, Analytics

Get a Grip on Student Engagement in Handshake

Mcalister Auditorium

Join UC Berkeley and University of San Francisco, two diverse, urban universities who will share best practices around student engagement with Handshake.  UC Berkeley is a large, public research institution wrapping up their second year with Handshake. University of San Francisco is a small to mid-size private, liberal arts Jesuit university in their first year with the system.  Attendees will be encouraged to join the conversation through a large-group discussion and share best practices.

UNI-LED

Diving D.E.E.P. at Delaware State Using Resume Development

GWBC 124

Several years ago, the Office of Career Services at Delaware State University launched its Dive D.E.E.P. into Your Career at DSU. The acronym D.E.E.P. represents Develop, Explore, Experience and Produce. While the impetus for such was to encourage students to engage in career preparation early and often during college, our office needed to create a sweeping change in resume quality campus wide. The Office of Career Services created a process to have freshmen students build resumes prior to arrival on campus for freshmen orientation. Resume quality has improved dramatically, yielding more student internships and career opportunities.

12:15 - 12:30 PM

Closing Session

Mcalister Auditorium

The Handshake team will wrap up the conference and recap updates to come and key takeaways.

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

GWBC Atrium

Stay in touch, connect with other schools, and create plans to support each other in the future! Join other Handshake schools in the following rooms depending on which topic you'd like to discuss with other schools. We'll have signs to help you find these areas: 

GWBC 128: Experiences, GWBC 113: Reporting, Analytics, Resources, 

GWBC 125: Appointments/Interviews/Fairs/Events, 

Foyer: Alumni Management and Engagement and Employer Relations

UNI-LED

Employer Recruiting Trends, Product Updates and Day 1 Wrap

McAlister Auditorium

Garrett Lord and Jon Stull will discuss recent recruiting trends and updates to the employer product.

Employer Panel

Hear from a diverse array of employers and their thoughts on the latest recruiting trends and what they're looking for!

HANDSHAKE-LED

Brandshaking: Creating an Office Identity with Handshake

GWBC 125

Launching Handshake at your campus can seem daunting – and some of it is. However, it can also be surprisingly easy to get buy-in from your campus, and it can even be fun. This session will look at how Penn introduced Handshake to the campus, the various campaigns we used to raise awareness and even some of the pitfalls we fell into along the way. If you’re looking to raise awareness about Handshake or use Handshake to help refresh your office’s image – this is the session for you!

UNI-LED

Career Treks: Employer, Student and Alumni Engagement

GWBC 420

Experiential career trek programs such as George Washington University’s UN360 program strengthen employer, student, alumni, and faculty partnerships.  Learn about the program’s design, implementation using Handshake tools, and ways to scale a program for your campus.

UNI-LED

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

EMPLOYER RELATIONS

ANALYTICS

3:30 - 4:15 PM

Keynote with Dr. Peggy Carr

McAlister Auditorium

Peggy G. Carr is the Associate Commissioner, Assessment Division of the National Center for Education Statistics in the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. As Associate Commissioner, Dr. Carr oversees NCES's fulfillment of its Congressional mandate to “...collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally." Before coming to NCES, Dr. Carr served as the Chief Statistician for Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education where she engaged in the application of statistics and survey methods to the field of discrimination, conducted legislative compliance reviews, and responded to complaints. Dr. Carr also served as Acting NCES commissioner from 2014-2018. Dr. Carr received her B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in statistics in 1976 from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Howard University in 1978 and 1982, respectively.

Mcalister Auditorium

UNI-LED

Meaningful Collaborations Between the Career Center and Faculty & Staff That Facilitate Student Success

UNI-LED

GWBC 112

Lead by Spelman College, this session is great for new implementers, but also for teams looking to reshape how students interact with advising staff through the appointment process. Knowledge of Handshake appointment settings (or viewing the online training) recommended, but not required.

Bill Means, Director of Career Services - Delaware State University

Lydia Guell, Assistant Director of Career Services - Carroll University

Torrie Boduch, Director of Career Services - Carroll University

Eleanor Cartelli, Senior Associate Director - Boston University

Staci Fowler, Managing Director of Employer Services - George Washington University

John Quint, Director of Employer Relations - Hillsdale College

Angel Lee, Events and Recruitment Specialist, Alabama A&M University

Jenn Ryan-Jauregui, Coordinator for Business Process and Application Support - University of Arizona

Abra McAndrew, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Engagement - University of Arizona

Michael DeAngelis, Information Resources & Web Manager, University of Pennsylvania

Dara Ziegelmeier, Associate Director of Employer Relations - UC Berkeley

Ben Warner, Assistant Director of Employer Relations - UC Berkeley

Harold Bell, Director - Spelman College

Andrea Lipack, Associate Director of Employer Relations - Stony Brook University

Lori Trahan, Associate Director of Systems, Data, and Employer Relations - Kennesaw State University

Lisa Alberts, Assistant Director of Marketing and & Business Analytics - Babson College

Amy Adams, Executive Director of the Seaver College Career Center - Pepperdine University

Sara Johnson, Employer and Alumni Relations Program Manager - Concordia College

Amber Graham, Project Management & Operations Program Director - University of Rochester

Amy Michalenko, Director of Service Delivery & Strategic Initiatives for Career and Professional Development Services

Arizona State University

Michael McKenzie, Managing Director for Career Learning & Experience - George Washington University

Mark Macdonald, Director - Brigham Young University Hawaii

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Jennifer Neef, Associate Director for Career and Professional Connections - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Tickets are SOLD OUT. You can still signup for our waitlist at the link above and we'll be in touch if a spot opens up.

Julia Hing, Associate Director of Employer Relations - University of San Francisco

Kristen Dittus, Career Counselor - University of San Francisco

Mary Kate McHugh, University Recruiter - Google

Todd Good, University Recruiting Lead - IBM

Tinashe Blanchet, Consultant and Educator - Blanchet and Associates

Erin O'Keefe, Former University Recruiter and Handshake Partnership Manager - Deloitte

2:00 - 5:00 PM

HBCU Summit  

Invitation Only

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