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Career Services For Alumni

ESU alumni can connect with Career Services throughout their careers

ESU Alumni have access to all services provided by Career Services

Whether you are located in Emporia or around the world, take advantage of Career Services, available both in person and virtually.

As an alumnus of Emporia State, you have access to all the services provided by the Office of Career Services at no charge throughout your career.

Emporia State alumni often connect with Career Services in two different ways:  

  • Job Seeker
  • Employer or hiring professional.

Depending on which role you play, Career Services can partner with and assist you in many ways.

Alumni as job seekers

Connect with Career Services to

  • Conduct an effective job search
  • Create competitive professional materials
  • Optimize your "brand" through social media
  • Apply to graduate or professional school
  • Ace that interview
  • Effectively manage multiple offers
  • Market your experience to another career field

The first step is to connect with Career Services on Handshake.pdf.

Alumni as Employers/Hiring Professionals

As an alumnus of Emporia State, you know the quality of our programs and strong preparation of our graduates. These are the main reasons many alumni return to Emporia State to recruit our students for internships and full-time employment. If you would like to recruit talent at Emporia State, you can get started by viewing our online Employer Guide and creating your Handshake Employer account.pdf.

We also encourage you to review the Employer Overview tab on this website and learn about how to build your campus brand and effectively recruit our best at brightest.  

Career Strategies

Schedule your individualized career counseling appointment through Handshake. Appointments are offered both virtually and in person. Let our professional staff review your experience and help you develop a strategy to accomplish your career goals.

Career Spots

View professional online video tutorials on 52 topics including salary negotiation, interviewing, networking and many more.

Career Pathways

Visit our Career Pathways page to learn about growing industries and career paths.

Online Networking

Do you have a professional online image? View the LinkedIn Profile Checklist.pdf for information on creating your LinkedIn profile and online network.

Resumes/Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letters

Complete your profile and upload your document(s) in Handshake, then schedule your online resume review/document appointment with our staff.


Request a virtual mock interview appointment through Handshake via Zoom or Skype with our Career Counselors.

Full-time Jobs

Search careers and internships through your Handshake account.

VAULT and GoinGlobal

International Students seeking Employment/OPT: Access GoinGlobal to search for companies who have submitted H1-B applications for the previous year. GoinGlobal is available in Hornet 365 on the Faculty tab.

Graduate/Professional School

For "Timelines" and advice for applying to graduate school view the AlumGraduateSchoolTimeline.pdf

Destination Survey Results

Follow this link to visit our Destination Survey Results information page to learn about where our graduates went after leaving ESU.