University at Albany

Alumni Engagement

Give back by becoming more involved with Career and Professional Development.

Great Public Speaker? Come speak to students about your current success and how UAlbany helped you get there..

Interested in speaking with students 1-on-1? We call these Office Hours. Students will sign-up for a one-on-one advice session to pick your brain on what you do and how you do it.

Contact [email protected] to find out what kind of event might work best for you.

Hire a student

Post with us! You can register as an employer in Handshake and post your internship or entry-level job here. We’d also love to see you at our Career Fairs - make sure you let us know you’re an alum so we can properly thank you for giving back to your alma mater.

Interested in connecting with other alumni?

Join our LinkedIn group

Looking for a job or Career Change? Check out the opportunities available on Handshake!

Create a Handshake Account as an Alum

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 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 can 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). 

Step 4:
In 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.

Appointments for Alumni (Post Graduation 5 years or less)
Appointments are available with a career coach for alumni who have graduated within the last 5 years.  Appointments can be made either by phone or in person as well as via Handshake once your account has been approved. Schedule an appointment

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