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Alumni play a critical role in assisting Vanderbilt students in the exploration of potential career paths. Whether it’s through casual conversation or hosting a workshop, the advice, insight, and experience you can offer has a significant impact on students’ career decisions. We invite you to partner with us for student-alumni engagement programs throughout the year.

  • Volunteer to be a guest speaker or panelist to provide advice and inspire students during in-person and virtual events.
  • Lead a workshop to help students build new professional skills.
  • Alumni-in-Residence Program: Meet with students one-on-one to discuss career paths, occupations, industry information, the hiring process and more.

Recruit Vanderbilt Students

Vanderbilt has a robust on-campus recruiting program, and we believe in the power of the network formed by our exceptional community of students, parents, and alumni. If your organization is interested in recruiting on campus, you can direct them to Handshake or email Your participation is a way of expanding the career resources students and other alumni benefit from now and throughout their future careers.

Resources Available to all Vanderbilt Alumni

The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association offers several career development resources on the Career Resources section of their website. This site provides all Vanderbilt alumni with access to job postings, career development workshops, and online tools, networking through Alumni Chapter events, VUconnect and LinkedIn, plus exclusive Vanderbilt discounts to help you along your professional path.

Job Resources for Recent Graduates

Coaching Appointments: Recent graduates can continue to meet with members of our professional coaching staff. Contact the Center via email or by phone at 615-322-2750 to set an appointment with a coach in person, through Skype or by phone to discuss how to identify and pursue opportunities.

Job Postings in Handshake: As a recent graduate you can continue to access Handshake to learn about employers coming to campus, and search for and apply to jobs. Simply login through the Alumni portal using your VUnetID and password. If you have login difficulties, please send an e-mail to explaining the problem.

Information Sessions: As an alumnus, you can attend workshops, employer information sessions and career fairs hosted by the Center. During the academic year, log in through the Alumni portal to view and register for workshops and information sessions, and view the list of companies participating in our career fairs.