Postdoc Services

Postdocs & Visiting Scholars are eligible for nearly all Career Center Services offered to registered Cal students including access to Handshake (includes job listings), the Letter Service, 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).

Please follow the instructions below:


30 Minute appointments with a PhD counselor

To make an appointment, contact the VSPA office by phone (643-9681) or by email.

Appointments are scheduled through the VSPA office and not the Career Center’s online appointment system.

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.

The Letter Service To create a Letter Service account:
  1. Fill out, print & sign the Letter Service Postdoc Registration Form (MS Word).
  2. Mail or deliver the form to the Career Center, along with a payment of $20 (the same fee students pay).

Do not use the Student or Alumni Online Registration process. Be sure to read the Letter Service Policies and Procedures.

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