Frequently Asked Questions - Eligibility

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Who can use Career Center services?

Career Center services are available to currently enrolled UC Berkeley students and Career Center Alumni Advantage members. More eligibility information

I'm graduating soon. How long will I have access to Career Center services?

Your access to Career Center services ends on December 31 for December grads, May 31 for May grads, or August 31 for August grads. To maintain access to our services after that date, you will need to purchase our Alumni Advantage package.

What if I go abroad on a non-UC Study Abroad Program?

If you are studying abroad this semester AND are unable to access Handshake or the Letter Service with your CalNet, you can still access Career Center services by utilizing our Degree Verification registration process.

This will generate a CCID# that you will use to login through the Alumni Login link (on the right side of our login pages) rather than the CalNet login (found on the left).

Detailed instructions can be found here: Eligibility Policy.

I’m not eligible, but want to start looking for a job now. What can I do?

Job Listings – We've compiled a wide range of Job Listing sites that are open to the public.

Resumes and Cover Letters – Take advantage of the extensive information and examples in the free, online version of our Job & Internship Guide.

Are UC Berkeley Extension students eligible for Career Center services?

UC Berkeley Extension students are not eligible for Career Center services unless you are a part of the Fall Program for Freshmen (FPF) cohort.

Who is eligible for counseling services at the Career Center?

Currently registered students and members of our Alumni Advantage program can make appointments via our online appointment system.  Eligible postdocs and visiting student researchers make appointments by contacting the Visiting Scholars and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) office at (510) 643-9681.

Are Summer Session students eligible for Career Center services?

Students taking classes in the summer session who were not registered during the spring semester are not eligible for services.