Services for UCSC Alumni


Our office provides support to Banana Slugs after graduation. Whether you need help finding your next opportunity, applying and interviewing, developing professional skills, or exploring personal and professional goals and interests, we can help. 

Alumni Who Graduated up to Two Years Ago

If you graduated less than two years ago, you still have free access to all Career Success services. This includes:

  • Career Coaching appointments 
  • Free admission to all fairs/events
  • Access to 17,000+ postings through Handshake

Alumni Who Graduated More Than Two Years Ago

If you graduated more than two years ago, you have free access to the following Career Success services:

  • Free admission to all fairs/events
  • Access to 17,000+ postings through Handshake

First Destination Survey


Every year Career Success sponsors a survey to ask graduating seniors about their post-graduation plans broadly, collecting more specific information if they have secured a job (including job title and salary) or have been accepted into a graduate or professional degree program. Survey results are made available online.



Handshake is the digital platform that UCSC uses to connect students and alumni with job search and career coaching resources. Log in to Handshake.

You will use your UCSC Gold ID and password to log into Handshake. If you no longer have access to these credentials, you can see the UCSC ITS page on how to recover them. You can update your primary email address on Handshake to your personal email address to continue receiving emails from Handshake.

Why should use Handshake?

  • Schedule career coaching appointments
  • Apply for jobs and internships
  • Registers for career events and fairs
  • Subscribe to career industry newsletters



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Big Interview


Get hands-on training with mock interviews that are tailored to your specific industry, job, and experience level by using Big Interview. Learn how to create a free Big Interview account.

Additional Resources

Whatever step in the process you’re on, we can help. Browse our resources below, and make an appointment with a coach or come in for drop-in advising to discuss further. 

Career Planning & Graduate School

Job Searching & Building Relationships

Find the right job for you, and the right people to help you pursue it. 

Getting Hired 

Get ready to apply for and get hired at your dream job. 

Update on Google Services for Alumni

  • Alumni will be able to continue to use their UCSC Google account (Google Calendar, Gmail, Drive, Photos, YouTube, etc.) for one year after their graduation. 
  • Alumni will have the option to keep their existing UCSC Gmail with no other Google Services and with a 500 MB storage limit by request only.
  • Learn more about these changes on the UCSC ITS website.