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Overview of Our Services

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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.
  • Note: Current students on a leave of absence (LOA) from Vanderbilt University should review the Career Center’s LOA policy.

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

Reserve an Interview Room

Perfect for virtual interviews and presentations, the Career Center is excited to offer interview rooms for students and scholars. Rooms are available on the following times:

Monday: 8am-5pm

Tuesday: 8am-5pm
Wednesday: 8am-9am, 11am-5pm
Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-3pm

Click here to reserve one.

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.

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.