Alumni Career Resources

Welcome alumni! Your connection to our office didn’t end with graduation. The W&L Career and Professional Development Office can help you navigate your career path through your first job transition and beyond. Explore our alumni career resources below, or contact us at careers@wlu.edu to connect with a Career Advisor.

  • Handshake — Use Handshake, W&L’s online career platform, to search for job opportunities posted by fellow alumni and employers who are seeking W&L candidates. You can learn about Handshake and how to create an alumni profile on our Handshake FAQ page. If you already have a Handshake profile, log in to Handshake to begin your search.

  • Post a Job — If you are an alumnus interested in posting an opportunity for current students or fellow alumni on Handshake, please visit our Employers page or email us at careers@wlu.edu.

  • Career & Networking Events — Initiate a local networking gathering in your area, plan chapter-wide career and networking events, or explore opportunities to participate in University-wide programs and events. Learn more about networking event opportunities.

  • Tips — Access networking tips and a step-by-step guide to help you get started.

  • Find & Connect — Search for fellow alumni by location, industry, company and more using the Advanced Directory Search tool in the Colonnade Connections alumni database and connect with fellow alumni in the official W&L Alumni LinkedIn Group.

  • Assess — Thinking about making a career change? Take a self-assessment to help evaluate, focus and guide your career interests.

  • Explore & Learn — Explore our industry-specific resource pages and access the Vault Career Guides for in-depth information about various careers and industries, including company rankings, profession overviews, interview tips and so much more. Sign into Vault using your student credentials if you already have an account or you can create an account.

If you have questions about these resources, please contact us at careers@wlu.edu to connect with a Career Advisor.

  • Post Jobs and Internships — W&L’s highly engaged alumni network is one of our most valuable sources of opportunities for current students and we are grateful for your support! We welcome alumni interested in recruiting students for both internships and full-time jobs. On our Employer Page, you can learn more about posting opportunities for students to Handshake, as well as ways to host informational sessions about your company and conducting on-campus interviews. If you have questions, please contact us at careers@wlu.edu.

  • Volunteer — Stay engaged with W&L through the Career and Professional Office with various alumni volunteer opportunities, such as hosting students during a career trip or speaking with students interested in learning more about your career path and industry. Sign up to be a volunteer.