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

  • Fall 2024 events will be announced soon


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

For general questions about Alumni Career Service:

For any additional questions or concerns:
Kate Graham
Associate Director, Campus Engagement