What does Handshake do well? Handshake is a great way to find interns. I love that you can target certain schools, and it gives you plenty of space to talk about your company and your needs. I also like that schools can message with you, which has helped me refine my listings. I've had several great interns come to me as a result of Handshake, and I'll continue to use it in the future.
What does Handshake not do well? It's not very intuitive. Even after using it for almost two years, I still sometimes forget how to find certain features. And I don't like using their messaging for communicating with perspective interns. I think it's much more bulky and hard to navigate than it needs to be.
What do you wish you had known about Handshake before using? A former intern was the one who told me about it, so I wish I'd known about it sooner. Finding interns can be a bit daunting, so it is a great tool. And, better yet, students know about it!
Have you used a competitor to Handshake? If so, how does it compare? I also use Internships.com to find interns. I like Handshake because I can specify schools, but Internships.com is easier to use.