Services for Alumni

The Career Center’s new Alumni Services package is now free for all eligible Cal Grads

Increased support by campus has allowed the Career Center to dispense with the $150 annual fee for services after graduation (formerly Alumni Advantage). To be eligible for Alumni Services, you must have graduated from UC Berkeley within the last five years.

New alumni: Starting with the May `19 cohort, all new alumni will have ongoing access to all services for the twelve months following graduation. Note: the Career Center’s Letter Service will be retired following the upcoming summer/fall application cycle.

Within five years of graduation (including Dec `18): Recent alumni will continue, on a pilot basis, to have access to all services except for one-on-one counseling and the Letter Service (beyond the upcoming application cycle) at no cost.

If you are within five years of graduation and are unable to access Handshake, please complete the Alumni Services Request form.

After five years: You are no longer eligible. Our services are designed to meet the needs of current students and recent graduates, and those more than five years out are better served utilizing other career resources designed to serve individuals who are beyond their initial employment experience. You can view some of these options on our Career Services Available to the Public page

If you are a current Alumni Advantage member: You will continue to have access to the same services as before until your membership's expiration date (Letter Service distribution requests will be accepted through March 15, 2020). See above to determine your ongoing access.

If you are a current Alumni Advantage member with an active Letter Service account: You may continue to utilize your account (without paying any additional Alumni Advantage fee) through March 15, 2020. At which point you will have to transfer your letters to Interfolio or one of the other third party service providers (more details to come).




Workshops & Programs

  • On-campus workshop sessions, panels, and specialized programs to meet your particular needs for career or graduate school planning including: resume writing, preparing for interviews, writing a statement of purpose, learning professional etiquette, and more. For more information and to RSVP for workshops and programs, you will need to sign in to Handshake.

Career Counseling

Letter Service Online

  • New file setup (available up until August 1, 2019) with our Letter Service, which collects and sends letters of recommendation to educational institutions / organizations to support your academic and career goals, including graduate/professional school admissions and academic employment. Please note: the Letter Service will be phased out over the next 10 months.

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