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

Access Career Services on Handshake

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

Why should you sign up for Handshake?

  • Make career coaching appointments
  • Access all virtual fairs, events and workshops 
  • See our full calendar of events, and register for externally-hosted events from other schools and employers
  • Browse job and internship listings from vetted employers based on your major, experiences and interests

Please sign in with your email domain. You will then be prompted to use your UCSC Gold ID and password. If you would prefer to use another email, you can update your primary email address once you log in with your UCSC email. 


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.


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. 

Contact Us

General inquiries


Student Employment, Onboarding, and Blue Cards

Coaching Staff & Peer Coaches