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 Alumnae Brenda Mutuma, '13, left, Mireille Vargas. and Makshya Tolbert, '15, make an egg pasta from scratch in the Liberation Through Land: Organic Gardening and Racial Justice class.

Alumni Career Resources

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Looking for career support as a Stanford alum? Take advantage of the resources offered through Stanford Career Education and the Stanford Alumni Association.

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Parents' Weekend. Undergraduate Annie Lindseth, management science and engineering undergraduate Victor Em, and alumnus Dontae Rayford (Class of 2007) give their perspectives on the job market at the ''Career Talk.'' Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News

Stanford Career Connections 

Career Connections offers a collection of online career resources from the Stanford Alumni Association and beyond. You can also connect with fellow alumni via the Alumni Directory, search job postings, and learn about career events in your area.

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We offer career coaching through Stanford PlusFive for alumni who have graduated within the last five years. If you graduated over five years ago, go to the Stanford Alumni Association’s website for a list of additional career coaches.

Alumni recruiting at a recent Career Fair.

Career Fairs

Stanford hosts 11 career fairs during the academic year, covering a wide variety of industries.These fairs are an excellent way to connect with employers to learn about opportunities and what skills they are seeking. 

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Handshake is our online platform that connects students and alumni to employers. As an alum, you can access full-time job postings, create a profile viewable to all employers who recruit at Stanford, and learn about career fairs.

Are you a recent graduate and you still have access to your original student Handshake account? Please update your email so you will have access to appointment details and reminders, etc. 

  1. Log in to Handshake
  2. Go to Settings (under your initials in upper corner for web version, in the app it’s under Profile)
  3. Update your primary email address*

Did you graduate a while ago or you no longer have access to your old student Handshake account?

  1. Please complete this form
  2. We will update your email address on the back end so you will be able to log in

*More detailed directions for updating your email in Handshake are here.

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