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At the Career Center, students and postdoctoral fellows learn and explore professional opportunities through internships, career coaching, workshops, career panels, on-campus recruiting, job fairs, and industry-based treks. The Career Center also supports students who are seeking professional school admission as well as prestigious scholarships and fellowships. Please visit us anytime during your time at Vanderbilt and take advantage of all we have to offer!

The Vanderbilt Career Center serves:

  • full-time enrolled undergraduate students in Blair School of Music, College of Arts and Science, Peabody College, and School of Engineering
  • full-time enrolled graduate students in Humanities, Social Sciences, and non-biomedical STEM
  • postdoctoral fellows in Humanities, Social Sciences, and non-biomedical STEM areas
  • Vanderbilt alumni 0-2 years after graduation

For graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, we support preparation for career-related opportunities outside of academia. Assistance preparing materials for the academic job market should be obtained from graduate students’ and fellows’ departments (academic advisors, PIs, mentors, and committee members).

VISIT THE CAREER CENTER TO gain clarity about:

  • Handshake and numerous other online resources
  • Networking
  • Career & Major Exploration
  • Graduate & Professional School Advising
  • Interview Prep
  • Job & Internship Search
  • CVs, Resumes, & Cover Letters
  • Professional Social Media & Online Portfolios
  • Negotiations
  • Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunities

Schedule a Coaching Appointment

Login to Handshake to schedule an appointment to discuss your specific goals and gain clarity from one of our career coaches.

Students and postdocs should visit our office during drop-in hours for resume & cover letter reviews.

Drop-ins

Drop-in hours are a great chance to get introduced to the Career Center during a 20-minute visit. Looking to have your resume reviewed, suggestions on your cover letter, or general questions about how to get started in your internship or job search?

Drop-Ins (all students)

Monday
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Career Center (SLC, 2nd Floor)

Tuesday 
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Virtual: Find link under Events
on Handshake

Wednesday 
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  
Career Center (SLC, 2nd Floor)

Thursday 
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Career Center (SLC, 2nd Floor)

“On-the-Go” Drop-Ins (all students)

Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
(Featheringill Hall, Atrium)

Wednesday
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
(Business Minor, Calhoun 215)

Wednesday
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
(Mayborn Lobby)

Thursday
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. 
(Mayborn Lobby)

Fellowships Drop-Ins (all students)

Monday
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Virtual: Find link under Events 
on Handshake

Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Virtual: Find link under Events 
on Handshake

Oct 20 - Dec 5 (not offed on Nov 24)
For Vanderbilt alumni or students 
without Handshake access, email 
fellowships@vanderbilt.edu

Drop-Ins (graduate students & postdoctoral fellows)

Monday
2:00 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The Wond'ry Genius Bar

Tuesday
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Alumni Hall Grad Lounge

Wednesday
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Robert Penn Warren Center for 
the Humanities

Friday 
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Virtual: Find link under Events 
on Handshake

Discover Professional Opportunities through Handshake

Handshake is the Career Center’s online resource where you can learn about and connect to professional opportunities on and off-campus.

You can search for internship and job opportunities in different industries; experience the hiring process by applying and interviewing on campus with employers; sign up for professional development workshops led by alumni or employers that provide insight into the workplace and skills needed to be competitive; search for career meetups offered on campus, and much more!

Vanderbilt undergraduate and graduate students have access to Handshake.

Student Organization Support

Are you part of a student organization and you have an upcoming event that you need help with? Let’s talk about how we can make that possible. We look for intentional ways to support your student organization from presentations to sharing of professional resources to monetary support. Complete this form to get started.

Our Mission

We educate and coach Vanderbilt students and postdoctoral fellows, connecting them to a world of possibilities.

Our Vision

Empowering meaningful futures.