The Appalachian State University campus is currently operating under SPECIAL conditions.
The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place to support social distancing. In-person instruction has transitioned to a system of alternative course delivery. View the latest information on the App State Coronavirus Information website. Read the latest update posted 3/28/2020 at 8:02 p.m.
Posted 12:17pm, March 19, 2020. Updated 8:02pm on March 28, 2020.
The Career Development Center wants to make you aware of changes we have made to our services and resources to help you navigate your career planning, job search, and job loss needs during this time of unprecedented uncertainty. Here you will find a list of career resources and programs that are being updated daily. At any time you need to talk to us in person, please call 828-262-2180. Read more
We hope all students will utilize the career support services on campus prior to graduation but sometimes our alumni need continued support. Regardless of your degree, the Career Development Center will be here as a resource. Below is a list of the services and support you can expect of us if your job or graduate school search is taking longer than expected, your first position does not work out, or you need to reassess your career plans.
During the first year after graduation:
Within one year of graduation, Appalachian State alumni have access to all of the services and programs that the Appalachian State's Career Development Center provides enrolled students.
Beyond one-year post-graduation:
Appalachian State alumni who graduated more than 1 year ago may utilize our online resources, such as:
- Career fairs and events including the Internship and Job Fair, the Education Career Fair, and the Graduate and Professional School Fair
- Big Interview for online practice interviews
- Website content about the job search process
- Handshake for job and internship postings as well as access to other databases
- Individual one-time career consultations*
*If you graduated more than one year ago and are interested in speaking with a career coach, please contact the Career Development Center to discuss scheduling a one-time complimentary appointment that can be conducted in-person, via phone, or via Skype or Zoom.
Need an Alumni Handshake Account?
If your student Handshake account hasn't been converted to an alumni account or you never had a student Handshake account, you can request one below. Be sure to use a personal email address and identify your Banner ID when registering.
Continue Your Education
Consider continuing your education through graduate or professional school. Begin planning and preparing your materials.
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The stories of our alumni are truly amazing and inspiring. Tell us about your experiences at Appalachian State and how it is shaping your life.