Alumni Career Resources
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.
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.
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):
- Go to our course site
- Click the Enroll button
- And create an account
Jobs - Post and 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
- Vanderbilt alumni and graduate/professional students, visit our LinkedIn group to search job postings
- Recent Vanderbilt graduates (0-2 years out) seeking your first professional opportunity should visit Handshake, which is managed by the Career Center
- Professional and Graduate School alumni may also contact their respective school's career centers for additional resources. Vanderbilt Graduate School Career Center, Law School, Owen Graduate School of Management, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, School of Medicine (BRET)
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.
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.
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.
Learn from alumni and career experts on a variety of topics to help your succeed.
Career Preparation — Learn about career document expertise and best practices to land the job.
Career Advancement — Discover new skill sets to prepare for career excellence.
Personal/Professional Development — Find encompassing techniques for a better career and lifestyle.