Searching Events in Handshake

Handshake, BU’s online career management site, gives you access to job and internship postings, career counseling appointments, employer and career events, and other career tools. Handshake recently updated the Events page, giving you more options to search for what is most relevant to your interests.

To access Events, click on “Events” located in the top left corner of Handshake. All career and employer events will load by default. You can narrow your search by clicking on the Employer or Career links on the top left. Employer refers to any employer-hosted events including information sessions, meet and greets, panels, career fairs, etc. Career is where you will find career-related events hosted by BU career centers including workshops (resume, interviewing, networking, etc.), open houses, webinars, and other career-related programs.

Once you have selected either Employer or Career events, you can further target your search by using the filters located at the top. The Category filter allows you to select the type of event (workshop, panel, info session, career fairs, etc.) The Date filter will let you select events taking place today, in the next 10 days, or in the next 30 days. The More Filters filter allows you to select the format of the event, either virtual or in-person. If you are interested in a specific employer, you can use the More Filter to search for the employer’s name. This will give you all events posted by that particular employer. In addition to using the filters, you can search by keyword by clicking on the magnifying glass icon. You can also sort your results by relevance or date by clicking on the sort icon.

Once you have your list of events, click on the title of the event to see further details. After reviewing the event’s details if you are interested in attending the event, click on the Register link located on the top right of the page. Some employer events will require you to register outside of Handshake. In this case, the Register link will say External Registration. When you click on this link, you will be brought to the employer’s registration site. Sometimes it takes a few seconds for the site to load. It is important to make sure you wait for the page to load and completely fill out all the information on the employer’s site. Otherwise, the employer will not know that you have registered for their event.

Handshake also allows you to save events if you are not ready to register or if you are not sure about attending. To save events, click on the bookmark icon that is located directly to the left of the Register link on the event details page. You can view all events you have saved and registered for on the main events page. The Saved and Registered icon links are located on the top right of the Events page. To cancel your registration for an event, click on the event you are registered for. Click on the grey Registered link on the right side. Once you click on the link, it should turn blue and say, Register. This removes your registration.

Handshake can be accessed with your BU credentials. To begin searching for events, log into Handshake.

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