Postdoc & Visiting Student Researcher Services

Postdocs & Visiting Student Researchers are eligible for nearly all Career Center Services offered to registered Cal students including access to Handshake (includes job listings), counseling, workshops, career fairs, and other employer events. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility for services, please send an email to the Visiting Scholars and Postdoc Affairs office (VSPA).

To access these services, Postdocs and Visiting Student Researchers must have been in residence at UC Berkeley for a minimum of three months and have an email address that has been reported to VSPA and added to her/his Gateway record. VSPA provides the Career Center with a file of eligible affiliates on a monthly basis, and until you have reported your email address to VSPA, you will not be able to login to Handshake or schedule an appointment.

Please follow the instructions below:


30 Minute appointments with a PhD counselor

To make an appointment, you must have an active account in Handshake (the Career Center’s online platform). After you login, select Career Center at top right of page. When next page appears, select Appointments and follow the instructions.

Job listings, on-campus recruiting, workshop schedules & reservations, career fair directories, online industry & employer guides, CareerMail, and more.

Login to Handshake using your campus CalNet ID and Passphrase.

If you experience difficulty, contact the VSPA office to verify your eligibility.


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