Alumni Career Services
More information to help you conquer and prevail in your career.
Career Speaker Series
Our new webinar series offers strategies and tips for building your career from top career authors and experts.
Facing the Fear: how to take control of your career transition
Watch an archived video of our February 2014 webinar, "Facing the Fear: how to take control of your career transition," hosted by Hallie Crawford, BS’95.
Find a Job You Love: 3 Steps to Find Fulfillment In Your Career
Watch an archived video of our October 2012 webinar, “Find a Job You Love: 3 Steps to Find Fulfillment In Your Career,” hosted by hosted by Hallie Crawford, BS’95.
VUconnect getsyou connected to YOUR global Vanderbilt network – 120,000+ strong!
- Build VU networking relationships
- Search for and share career advice
- Post and search alumni job postings
- Reconnect with old friends
- Find VU Alumni Chapter events in 40+ cities
Search tip: use advanced and keyword searches for specialties and cities
Here’s a quick video to help you get the most of your VUconnect searches:
Networking in Alumni Chapter Cities
The Vanderbilt Alumni Association has chapters in most major U.S. cities and several foreign countries.
Get plugged into the Vanderbilt Chapter in your area – they’re all across the country and around the world. Make connections in your city while you attend: networking breakfasts or happy hours, fun and educational events, game-watching parties and much more!
Note: Current students and parents are invited and welcomed to attend all Chapter events!
Words of Wisdom: articles, blogs and tips
- Finding the Right Fit – How to Effectively and Efficiently Brainstorm Possible Career Ideas Online by Hallie Crawford, BS’95
- Vanderbilt alumna Susan D. Strayer (MBA’) offers personal brand and career coaching through her Exaqueo blog: and on HR Happy Hour
- Adele Scheele, Career Moves coach, writes a column for the Huffington Post. Here she discusses How to Prepare for an Interview.
- Great Etiquette Rules for Using LinkedIn
- Getting Started with LinkedIn and How Best to Use It
- Five Ways to Resoul Your Career
We've collected words of wisdom and advice from more than 300 young alumni—learn about moving, money, networking, city insider tips and more! Pick up yours at Grad Fair.
Here's a sample from the Life After Vanderbilt guide.
"Never believe the landlord when he says that living next to the EL train is an 'urban experience.'" —Elle Luna, BA'04
"Always account for unexpected costs. Your car will inevitably need new tires when you least have the money to pay for them." — Shannon Franklin, BS'04
"Without the George Foreman Grill, I would starve." —Clayton Davis, BE'07
Vanderbilt School specific Career areas:
- Vanderbilt Center for Student Professional Development can assist undergraduate alumni up to 2 years after graduation
- Law School Career Services Office
- Owen Graduate School of Management Career Management Center
- School of Nursing Alumni Job Listserve
- Peabody Career Services
Get an edge for your future! Vanderbilt alumni receive a 10% discount on Kaplan prep courses, including GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, PCAT, DAT, and OAT.
Please contact Celia Gregory, Assistant Director, Student-Alumni Engagement.