Alumni Career Services

Find all that Vanderbilt has to offer our growing global alumni community for career resources here. Or are you interested in giving back? Become a career adviser and help students and fellow alumni in their career journey.

Upcoming Events

  • Apr. 18 | Launchpad to Success: Crack the Startup Code

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    Dive into the vibrant world of startups with Launchpad to Success: Crack the Startup Code, a webinar designed to unlock the secrets of a successful career in this fast-paced sector. Join us as we explore the unique dynamics of startup culture and uncover effective strategies for landing your dream role in these innovative companies. With insights from a seasoned career coach and recruiter with 25 years of experience, you'll learn how to stand out in the competitive startup job market, navigate the recruitment process, and position yourself for growth and success. Whether you're a fresh graduate or a professional seeking a career shift, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge and tools to thrive in the exciting and ever-evolving world of startups.

    Thursday, Apr. 18
    12 p.m. CT

    Featured Career Coach
    Tiffany Franklin, BA'96

  • Apr. 25 | Five Coaching Skills Every Leader Should Master

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    With remote, hybrid, and in-office employees, for leaders at any level it can be increasingly difficult to manage a wide range of needs from different employees with varying backgrounds, skill sets, ages, and work styles. Being an effective leader is even more challenging as we move towards a culture of meeting employees' and team members' desires for greater work-life balance and engagement in their jobs. These are good things. But, to adjust to these factors, all professionals need to develop stronger leadership strengths in order to adapt, listen, and truly engage with their teams.

    In this webinar, we will discuss five important coaching skills that can help new or experienced leaders be more effective including:

    • How to develop trust within your team
    • Leveraging the three levels of listening to build stronger professional relationships
    • Ways to empower your peers and employees to solve problems more creatively

    Thursday, Apr. 25
    12 p.m. CT

    Featured Career Coach
    Hallie Crawford, BS'95

  • May 21 & 23 | Job Search Boot Camp

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    Have you been searching for a new position without solid results? Or are you thinking about a new job but you're unsure how to conduct an effective search, especially with new technology and economic concerns? Looking for a new position can be frustrating and confusing to say the least. This program can help you with each element of your search, regardless of where you are in your search process.

    Using her 4-step checklist, Hallie Crawford, a Certified Career Coach since 2002, will show you the crucial elements to have in place for your search, creative ways to leverage LinkedIn, and more. These are live calls with live/interactive Q&A over the phone and/or chat.


    DATES: May 21 & 23, 2024

    Sessions will occur between 12 PM-1 PM CT on the dates above.

    We will discuss:

    • Updating your resume and cover letter (yes you do still need these, and she'll tell you why)
    • Updating your LinkedIn profile
    • Developing your elevator speech
    • Locating job opportunities
    • Working with recruiters and networking connections
    • Leveraging LinkedIn and online job boards to get in front of hiring managers
    • Effective networking and informational interview strategies

    In addition to the interactive group sessions, you will receive:

    1. Webinar recordings and slides
    2. Jumpstart Your Job Search Home Study Program (workbook, audios, resume templates and more) from Hallie's organization, Create Your Career Path
    3. "Job search tracking sheet" (A pre-filled out Excel sheet to manage the 5 things you need to be consistent with during your search.)
    4. "Informational interview guide"
    5. Resume examples
    6. LinkedIn guide with example profiles

    Jumpstart your search in our 2-session online job search program!

    Early bird pricing (before May 1): $199
    Regular price: $249

    (This program with materials is typically valued at $425.)

    *Please note: No refunds can be given for this program. We hold your space in this program and limit the number of participants.

Career Resources

  • Career Adviser Network

    As an alumnus/a, you can take advantage of all that there is to offer within the Career Adviser Network.

    Interested in giving back?  Learn more about signing up to be a member of the Career Adviser Network. What's asked of you? Simply respond to inquiries from students, and fellow alumni and share more about your industry and career path.

    As a current student, you can search the Career Adviser Network to discover and connect with alumni in your area of interest. When you become an alumnus/a, consider joining our Career Adviser Network to help out your fellow 'Dores.

  • Coaches

    If you are interested in one-on-one support from a career coach as you plan and navigate your professional path, please consider one of our partner career coaches.

  • Discounts

    Jump-start Your Job Search Boot Camp

    Are you thinking about a new job but unsure how to launch an effective search? Have you been searching for a new position without any results? Stop the confusion and frustration! Jump-start your job search in our 4-session job search webinar program with career coach, Hallie Crawford, BS'95, offered every Fall and Spring.

    LinkedIn: The Missing Manual ($99 service, free!)

    Ever wonder how your LinkedIn stands against other candidates? Well now you can try a free course by the LinkedIn Guys; the world's only guide to LinkedIn created by former LinkedIn employees.

    Think of it as the manual you wish LinkedIn came with - all visually demonstrated, all updated for the latest version of the website. And it's waiting for you here as an exclusive free resource for Vanderbilt alumni (normally $99):

    1. Go to our course site
    2. Click the Enroll button
    3. And create an account
  • Jobs - Post & Search


    • Vanderbilt alumnus/na? You may post directly to our LinkedIn group
    • Non-alumnus/na? Complete our job form so that we post the job for you to LinkedIn


  • Lifelong Learning

    Vanderbilt alumni maintain their strong desire to learn long after they graduate. This list of Lifelong Learning meets that passion by providing easy access to the many programs from the Alumni Association and other university areas that offer academic enrichment.


    On Campus


  • Resumé, Interview Tips and Career Trends

    Check out the following websites and blogs about all things career-from resume or interview tips to the latest on industry changes. These resources provide career examples, weekly emails and professional development opportunities to help you be successful.

    • Indeed - Find example resume and cover letter templates through their Career Guide.
    • The Muse - Looking for more information on companies and careers? Go to The Muse for an "authentic look at company culture, workplace and values through the stories of their employees".
    • Career Thought Leaders - This resource is helpful when wanting to look at latest career trends and strategies to advance in your own career.
    • Career Sherpa - Hannah Morgan combines her passion for writing and social media with strategic job search information. Visit Career Sherpa for the latest news on all things professional development.
    • Smart Brief - Looking for the latest on industry news or wanting to know latest tips and advice your career? Pulled from thousands of credible sources, Smart Brief allows you to find anything you could ever need on industry topics. You can also sign up for their newsletter to receive daily or weekly professional development advice right in your inbox.
  • Assessments

    The following tools can be helpful for gathering information about your interests and skills:

    • Picture Your Career - A visualization map created by Dr. Kate Brooks and Grace Foy of the Vanderbilt Career Center.
    • Strengths Finder - The Strengths Finder assessment is designed to uncover your core talents to help you with industry and workplace inclinations, as well as skill development.
    • Myers-Briggs - The Myers-Briggs assessment is based on psychological types and temperaments and may help you understand the relationship between personality and careers.
    • Career Leader - Career Leader is an online self-assessment designed specifically for business careers.


  • Career Advising Network

    Join a network full of willing alumni in all backgrounds and industries ready to impart advice and connections for your career journey. Search based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, location, industry, degree information, and companies. Learn more about searching and getting started with the career adviser network today.

    Interested in giving back? Vanderbilt's global network of over 140,000 alumni represents nearly every imaginable career path. As a career adviser, you have the opportunity to make a big impact with a small time commitment.

    What's asked of you? Simply respond to inquiries from students, and fellow alumni and share more about your industry and career path. Learn more about signing up to be a career adviser today.

    Explore the Career Advising Network

  • LinkedIn

    There are two ways to connect on LinkedIn:

    • Join the official Vanderbilt Alumni Association LinkedIn group. Here you will find job postings, and discussions amongst your fellow alumni.
    • Search Alumni via the Vanderbilt University LinkedIn page. In this search, you will find a searchable list of alumni on LinkedIn who have indicated that they attended, or graduated from Vanderbilt University. This may include traditional degree programs as well as non-degree seeking programs (certifications, online courses, etc).
  • Events in Your City

    Find your local chapter today, and join us at an upcoming event in your neighborhood. Each chapter provides a plethora of events from Commodore Classrooms to athletic watch parties. All are an opportunity to connect with fellow alumni and grow your personal network.

    Signature Events

    Many chapters around the country have established monthly networking events such as breakfasts or dinners. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet more alumni in your area and learn about the many industries available.

    Welcome Parties

    Just because you've graduated, doesn't mean the traditions won't continue! Each year we host welcome events in cities across the U.S. to welcome our newest graduates to their new homes.

    Previous cities include:  Atlanta, NYC, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, Nashville, Houston, San Francisco and Charlotte.

    Networking Night

    Tap into the limitless connections of your Vanderbilt alumni network. Networking Night is a business networking happy hour that will take place in more than 30 Vanderbilt Chapters worldwide, bridging alumni across industries- and continents- to demonstrate the strength of your Vanderbilt network.

    Opening Dores

    Each year, more than 150 students connect and network with alumni during an "Opening Dores" dinner. This popular dinner series is an informal, family-style event that has become an important tradition of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association's student-alumni programs.


Learn valuable tips from top career authors and experts - including our partner coaches, who offer discounts to Vanderbilt alumni - about job searching, networking, organization, teamwork and maintaining your competitive edge in the marketplace.

Contact Us

Kate Graham
Associate Director, Campus Engagement