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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, not your AppState email, and identify your Banner ID when registering.

Request an Alumni Handshake Account

Continue Your Education

Consider continuing your education through graduate or professional school. Begin planning and preparing your materials.

Begin Planning

Connect With Others

Connect with other Appalachian State alumni through our Alumni Association and our alumni LinkedIn pages, the Official AppState Alumni Association and the Alumni Association of AppState.

Join The Association

Staying Career Ready

Check out our Career Readiness Handbook designed to guide you through identifying the specific skills you need along your career path.

Download the Handbook

Share Your Story

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.

Share Your Story