Services for Cal Alumni

Services for Every Life Stage

New Alumni
  • Recent alumni (less than 1 year post-graduation) will keep the same access to Career Services that they had as a student

  • This includes access to all Career Center services including Handshake, the career platform exclusively for Berkeley students and eligible Cal alumni, to apply for jobs/internships, attend events/workshops, and participate in (OCR) On-Campus Recruiting.

  • Access Career Advising via Handshake.

Established Alumni
  • Alumni who are 1-5 years post-graduation retain access to all Career Center services except 1:1 Career Advising

Experienced Alumni


More Information

Eligibility and Accessibility Issues
  • If you just graduated and/or within five years of your graduation month and cannot access Handshake, you must complete the Alumni Services Request Form to continue your access. For any questions regarding Handshake access/login issues, please email and include your full name and SID#.
  • As you approach the end of your five-year eligibility window, please be sure to download any documents and/or other job search-related information that you would like to retain from your Handshake account.
  • If you are an Alum with an existing Letter Service account: The Letter Service has closed but can assist you with the transfer of your letters to another letter service provider. Get more details here.
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