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Handshake has events hosted by employers that students can register to attend.
Some of these events aren't in partnership with the student's school, so the school issues a legal disclaimer that lets students know the thoughts and actions of employers aren't endorsed by the school.
There wasn't a place for legal disclaimers to go, so schools posted them in the comment section of an event which clutters the comment section because every school that gets invited posts their disclaimer there. The solution to this, decided by a project manager, was to remove the comment section (because it didn't provide value to students) and to create a place for legal disclaimers to go.
Schools have a screen called "Event preferences" where they can manage events. In collaboration with a product designer, we created a new field for adding a legal disclaimer to events. I also wrote copy underneath the field input that explains in further detail how schools can use this feature.
The legal disclaimer appears for students at the bottom of an event's details page. I was careful to write the heading as "A note from your school" so it aligned with Handshake's conversational voice.
While the comment section was hidden from students, its functionality was repurposed and made into a way for career center staff and employers to make notes or talk to each other about event planning or team updates.
Since this is where schools posted their disclaimers in the past, I added a banner that explains student won't see notes and that disclaimers can be added in the "Event preferences" screen. I wrote copy in the text box too that explains what the purpose and value for creating a note is.