Resources and services are available to address the career development and job search needs of UW alumni.
- Career Planning
- Webinars & Events
- Career Coaching Appointments
- Share Career Advice with Huskies
- Local Career Resources
Our Career Planning pages contain brief instructional videos, recorded webinars, handouts, and worksheets to support you 24/7. Categories include Find Purpose, Build Skills, Get Experience, Build Relationships, Tell Your Story, and Find Success. Most are available to all alumni. You can access many free career development platforms by clicking here.
Our interest community pages contain videos, blog posts, job postings, guides, and more. Communities include Arts/Media/Marketing, Consulting/Business, Health, Law/Government/Policy, Non-Profit/Social Justice/Education, Physical & Life Sciences, Sustainability/Conservation/Energy, and Tech/Data/Gaming. Our identity/affiliation pages contain similar types of resources geared towards 8 identity groups – first-gen students, students of color, undocumented students, international students, students with disabilities, LGBTQ+ students, student veterans, and transfer students.
All UW alumni are invited to use our free online job system (Handshake).
Your Handshake account remains active after you graduate. You may continue to log in using your NetID credentials. If you are an alum and would like to update the email address associated with your Handshake account, you can do so by adding an additional email address to your account and marking that as your primary email address. Find detailed instructions here, and if you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have never had a Handshake account, you may request an alumni account by completing and submitting the Alumni Free Handshake Access webform.
UW Tacoma Alumni should contact UW Tacoma Career Development & Education for access to the UW Tacoma Handshake platform.
- Most of our webinars and events are open to alumni.
UW-Seattle alumni who have received a degree in the past three years (36 months) are considered ‘recent graduates’ and are eligible to schedule appointments with career coaches in the Career & Internship Center for no fee.
UW-Seattle alumni beyond 3 years of degree completion are not eligible for 1:1 assistance in our center and are encouraged to see the list of Seattle-area and Washington State service providers and resources at the bottom of this page.
UW Bothell alumni seeking one-on-one career counseling service should seek assistance with UW Bothell Career Services
UW Tacoma alumni seeking one-on-one career counseling service should seek assistance with UW Tacoma Career Development.
Help students conceptualize their career path by sharing your own. Students often think there’s only one pathway to a career. By sharing your story you help demystify life after graduation.
Join UW Husky Landing, the professional networking tool for the UW community. Whether you’re looking for your first job out of college or a seasoned professional looking to build your network, there’s a place for you in Husky Landing.
Learn more about the Huskies @ Work job shadow program facilitated by the UW Alumni Association.
Learn about other ways to support the career development of current Huskies on our Get Involved page.
UW Professional & Continuing Education: Career Change & Advancement
UW Professional & Continuing Education: Hot Jobs & Career Trends
UW Alumni Association
Washington Career Development Association
Seattle Counselors Association
Center for Dependable Strengths
Seattle Recruiters and Employment Agencies