We can help with issues and questions related to work and careers. We also have opportunities for you to connect with current students
Career Services is located in the Science Library. Enter the Science Library atrium. We are the first office on the left.
Our services cover all aspects of the job and career search process, whether it leads to employment or graduate school. We can assist you with:
We provide these services through ...
- One-on-one counseling through appointments and drop-in hours
- Career assessment tools
- A comprehensive website and Handshake, our job posting site
Creating a Handshake Account as an Alumnus
If you are a graduate of the university and would like to create a Handshake account
Step 1: Create an account on Handshake register first
Step 2: Select Student/Alumni and complete the fill-in information. We recommend you use your professional or personal email account since your albany.edu email account will be deactivated after six months post graduation. Note: You can create an employer account as well using the same email address to sync both your alumni and employer under Handshake.
Step 3: Confirm your Handshake account through the email account you provided and follow the friendly pop-up modal to complete your profile. Note: your education, work experience, extracurriculars, projects, and skills can be completed later. By uploading your resume most of this information will be auto-filled by Handshake. Go User Settings under your first name (top right) click on the Documents tab then click on New Document to upload your documents (Resume, Cover Letter, Transcript, Work Sample, and Other).
Once you are logged in select your Profile in the left menu then select the Documents tab. Select Build Profile from Resume in order to have the data from your resume parsed. View Parsed Data to select which data you want added to your profile.
Career Counselors are available to talk with you about any career-related topic. You can make an appointment to meet with a counselor during our regular business hours. Counseling appointments are usually for 30 - 60 minutes and are confidential. Appointments an also be done over the phone. To schedule an appointment, email Maria Hetz
How you can connect with current students
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- Do you have an internship to offer? You can register as an employer in Handshake and post your internship there.
- Check out other ways to connect with students as an employer
- Would you like to participate in a career panel? Email Maria Hetz if you are interested.
- Join our LinkedIn page