Career Resources

 JOB BOARDS / WEB TOOLS

Handshake

Handshake is the University's job posting site. Alumni can search for positions or post jobs for free. To create an alumni handshake account:

Step 1: Register

Step 2: Select Student/Alumni and complete the fill-in information. If you are a recent grad and still have your albany.edu email account, we recommend you use your professional or personal email account since your albany.edu email account will be deactivated six months post graduation. Note: You can create an employer account as well using the same email address to sync both your alumni and employer accounts under Handshake.

Step 3: Confirm your Handshake account through the email account you provided and follow the friendly pop-up modal to complete your profile. Note: your education, work experience, extracurricular activities, projects, and skills can be completed later. By uploading your resume most of this information will be auto-filled by Handshake. Click on Applications under Explore from the left menu column to upload your documents.

Step 4: Once you are logged in select your Profile in the left menu; then select the Documents tab. Select Build Profile from Resume in order to have the data from your resume parsed. View Parsed Data to select which data you want added to your profile.

Career Shift
Career Shift, which is housed in Handshake, provides information on potential employers and contacts in a variety of industries both nationally and internationally. To access Career Shift, you must first register for Handshake (see directions above).

• Search, select and store company information and websites with access to job postings.
• Get up-to-date contact information, including e-mail addresses, for millions of companies.
• Access in-depth information about contacts and companies posting jobs.
• Record, save and store your correspondence history records automatically.
• Create personal marketing campaigns, including unlimited resumes and cover letters easily, and save them to access, print or e-mail.

Startup Career Resources
UAlbany's Startup Career Resources by Uncubed demystify the startup job search for students and young alumni. Content has been developed from conversations with hundreds of startups as well as intensive case studies of startup success stories such as Tumblr, Spotify, Microsoft, Meetup, Behance and Stack Exchange.

USAJobs
This database of federal vacancy announcements is searchable by field or agency. Includes online application and resume-building assistance.

UAlbany Job Vacancies

Online Job and Internship Resources
This site links to a variety of web sites that provide general job resources as well as resources by industry, region and much more. Review company profiles and financial information on thousands of companies. In addition, search for salary and relocation information under the “Salary and Relocation” tab. This tab will provide links to help compute cost-of-living comparisons, estimate relocation costs, and figure salary comparisons for hundreds of cities nationwide. You can access hundreds of salary surveys or get a profile of the state and location you may be relocating to.

 NETWORKING & MENTORING


UCAN: UAlbany Career Advisory Network
UCAN is an online database that can help you tap into a world-wide network of alumni professionals. Get feedback on your career strategy and goals, expand your network, discuss industry trends and more. Alumni can access the network through the UAlbany alumni online community. Search by job type, job title, key words, area of expertise or company name. Search by city or around the world. To access UCAN, go to the UCAN homepage and click on "search for a career advisor." You will be prompted to log in or register for the alumni online community if you have not already done so.

LinkedIn
Join the UAlbany Alumni Group on LinkedIn, the leading online professional networking tool. Leverage the power of the UAlbany alumni network to connect with UAlbany alums and their non-alumni contacts. Find inside connections to jobs, industry experts and business partners. Only alumni and select members of the UAlbany community may join. Please Note: LinkedIn operates independently from our UAlbany Alumni Online Community. So, be sure to keep your UAlbany online community profile updated also.

You may also opt to join the Career Services Office LinkedIn page where job opportunities and helpful career-related articles are often posted.. Not sure how to fully utilize LinkedIn? Feel free to make an appointment with Career Services to learn more.

Career Counseling
Career Services at UAlbany provides one-on-one career counseling to alumni. Services include career change help, resume and cover letter revising, interviewing advice, and other career-related issues. Contact Maria Hetz at mhetz@albany.edu or call (518) 437-3914.

Career Webinars
Our career webinar series delivers the nation’s top career authors and experts right to your computer for live webinars. You also can access archived recordings when it’s convenient for you. The Career Webinar Portal also hosts other career resources including a career forum, networking tools and more. Note: The Career Webinar Portal is best viewed using Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11 or Safari.

Job Fairs
There are a number of career fairs offered at UAlbany that are appropriate for recent alumni and students, including one offered in September and one in February. For more information, contact Career Services at (518) 437-4900.

The Alumni Association also partners with Uncubed to bring UAlbany alumni and students a unique job fair experience, the Uncubed Tech and Startup Job Fair. These fairs, held in NYC and other locations throughout the country, are interactive conferences that offer classes, along with drinks, music, snacks, contests, and live art throughout the day. Participating companies often include Tumblr, Spotify, Etsy, Yext, Shapeways, Knewton, Soundcloud, Fog Creek Software, Priceline.com and more. Learn more and register at nyc.getuncubed.com. UAlbany alumni receive a 25 percent discount when using the following discount code: UAALUMNI. A 50 percent student discount also is available: UASTUDENT.

School of Business
The School has established an Alumni Office of Career Services aimed at increasing opportunities for business students and graduates. Services and programs being offered include lectures, round table discussions, special mailings, company lists and resume distribution. Email Deirdre Sweeney, director of the School of Business, Office of Career Services.