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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 37,000 people who have shared the Vassar experience. Click here to 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! Click here to learn more about recruiting opportunities at Vassar. 

Need help?

The Career Development Office at Vassar offers a variety of services to alumnae/i and students, including:

  • Career counseling
  • Career assessment
  • Law school and graduate school advisement
  • Credential files
  • Access to a number of subscription and password-protected job search resources and databases.
    • If you’re looking for an entry-level position, create a profile on our new online career database, Handshake. For a list of links and passwords for more specific resources, email with your name and class year. Click here to see how you can create your own account.

Alumnae/i can make an appointment for on-campus, phone, or Skype sessions with the Career Development Office staff for career counseling, resume/cover letter review, interview coaching, graduate/law school advisement, and job search strategies. Contact our office by phone (845) 437-5285) to schedule an appointment on an as-available basis.

While we are happy to offer this service as a courtesy to our alumnae/i, 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 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 alumnae/i in career transition can be found on our Career Transition Resources handout.