Alumni Career Services


Alumni Career Services are intended for UCSB alumni.

Follow these instructions based on which one of the following groups you belong in:

  1. If you graduated less than one year ago and you can still access your Umail account, you are within your GRACE PERIOD and you can still log in with your UMAIL account. Review the services available to you here.
  2. If you graduated over one year ago (and AFTER spring 2016), you are outside of your Grace Period but your Handshake account still exists with your Umail account. You can change your EMAIL by following these instructions.
  3. If you graduated before Summer 2016, you can request a Handshake account below.

Please review your alumni service options below ...

Handshake Access ... Request Account Access

All UCSB Alumni have free access to Handshake. Request an account if you do not already have one. IF YOU ARE A CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENT, DO NOT FILL THIS OUT.

With UCSB’s exclusive online job & internship listing site you can:

  • Easily search positions by industry or location
  • Create job agents that search positions for you
  • Store your professional documents (resumes, cover letters, transcripts, etc) making the application processes quick and simple
  • Access contact information for employers of interest
  • Save employers as favorites and see when your favorite employers have posted new positions
  • And much more

NOTE: Please review Grace Period access if you are within 1 year of your graduation. Alumni should note that links into Handshake from our website require single sign-on access (available for currently registered students only). Alumni using Handshake will need to manually log into Handshake via the UCSB Alumni Login link. Alumni access to Handshake does not extend to On-Campus Interviews or Counselor Appointments (available to those on their Grace Period).

Career Fair Admission Pass... Request Fair Pass

In addition to currently enrolled UCSB students, Quarterly career fairs can be accessed by  currently enrolled UCSB Extension students, current UCSB Post-Doc Scholars, currently enrolled students at other UC campuses, UCSB Alumni and UC Alumni. Career Fairs cannot be accessed by community members or non UC affiliated students.

Currently enrolled UCSB extension students, current UCSB Post Doc Scholars, currently enrolled UC students at other campuses, UCSB Alumni and UC Alumni, must fill out the form. There is no fee to attend but we do ask that you let us know that you are planning to attend by filling out the request form.

The deadline to request access is 2 business days before any Career Fair. Any requests the day before or the day of the fair may not be honored.

Requests can be made to access for any of our quarterly "Career & Internship Fairs". Note: you will need to bring a Driver's License/Identification Card, along with your student ID or proof of UC education.

One-on-One Career Consultation ... Go to WayFinders

For UCSB alumni beyond our 1-year grace period who seek one-on-one career consultation/coaching assistance:

Wayfinders, a private career management and transition consulting firm, provides discounted pricing to UCSB Alumni. You can access their dynamic online confidential career counseling services from anywhere in the world without having to leave your home or office.

Services and benefits include:WayFinders Careers

  • An interactive relationship with a Nationally Certified Career Counselor who will devote research and preparation to your specific situation.
  • Personalized, confidential career consultation.
  • Virtual counseling (via Skype, phone or other platform) scheduled at your convenience to assist you with issues including career decisions, resume review, interviewing skills, job search strategies and salary negotiation techniques.
  • Professional/graduate school preparatory assistance including application essay guidance.
  • Flexible service options.

Additional services, such as career assessment to help you define your skills, interests, and objectives may be added on (with accompanying cost) if you and your counselor believe they are warranted.