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Career Education

Vassar College

The Vassar Network

Career networking is a vital part of professional development. As a Vassar alumna/us or student, you are part of, and have access to, a network of more than 41,000 people who have shared the Vassar experience. Learn more about resources and opportunities for career networking.

Have a job or internship lead to share?

You can help to strengthen the Vassar network for current students and recent graduates by posting your opportunity on Handshake, Vassar’s job/internship database! Learn more about recruiting opportunities at Vassar.

Need help?

The Center for Career Education at Vassar offers a variety of services to alums and students, including:

Alums can make an appointment for on-campus or virtual sessions with the Center for Career Education staff for career counseling, resume/cover letter review, interview coaching, graduate/law school advisement, and job search strategies. Schedule on Handshake, email or call (845)437-5285 to schedule an appointment.

While we are happy to offer this service as a courtesy to our alums, our capacity is limited. Those seeking more extensive career counseling or assistance may be better served working with a private career coach or career counselor, and referrals will be recommended if appropriate.

Job seekers and those in career transition may also benefit from local employment assistance through agencies such as CareerOneStop (a free service from the Dept. of Labor) or job search support groups like The Five O’Clock Club.

Additionally, the National Board of Certified Counselors has a search feature that allows you to find Career Development professionals in your area. In general, seek out career development professionals who are certified and have experience with career changers. 

More information for alums in career transition can be found on our Career Transition Resources (774K) handout.

Vassar reserves the right, without prior notice, to change or terminate the services that are available to members of the Vassar Community, including alums.  If Vassar determines, in its sole discretion, that an individual has engaged in conduct that is in violation of its policies or that may create an unsafe environment for other members of the Vassar Community, Vassar may, without prior notice, restrict or terminate access to some or all of Vassar's services for that particular individual.