Alumni Membership

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Welcome Alumni!

The Career Center team values our alumni and strives to help you take the next step in your career.  With Career Center Alumni Membership, you gain the tools you need to get started. Career Center Alumni Membership is available exclusively to SJSU alumni.


Recent SJSU Graduates

Congratulations! Your hard work has led to the achievement of a major goal.  What are your plans after college?  Please share them in this brief survey of career outcomes.

Recent graduates have access to basic services, including SJSU Handshake and online career education, for a year after graduation. Career coaching drop-ins and appointments and career education workshops are available through one month after graduation. Continued access to on-campus recruiting, including career fairs and employer information sessions, requires a current Career Center Alumni Membership. 

SJSU students who purchase a cap and gown package at the Spartan Bookstore receive a one-year SJSU Alumni Association membership that includes Career Center Alumni Membership.  Activate your career services benefit as described in the following Option 1.

Other SJSU Alumni

SJSU alumni may establish a Career Center Alumni Membership with or without an SJSU Alumni Association membership.  Explore the following membership options.

SJSU Students Taking a Semester Off and Other CSU Alumni

Purchase a Career Center General Membership for access to the same benefits as the SJSU Alumni Membership except on-campus recruiting (career fairs, employer information sessions, and on-campus interviews). 

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Option 1: Membership Combo - SJSU Alumni Assn./Career Center Alumni

Activate the Career Center Alumni Membership benefit of your SJSU Alumni Association membership by subscribing on-line and selecting Alumni Association Members. Be ready to provide your 9-digit SJSU student ID number, alumni membership number, and membership expiration date.

Option 2: Career Center Alumni Membership

To join, subscribe on-line and select General Membership-SJSU Alumni.  Be ready to provide your 9-digit SJSU student ID number.  

Career Center Alumni Membership Terms

Included in your $25 membership is access to: 

  • SJSU Handshake, the career services system and job board
  • Career Center lab access and basic guidance
  • Online career learning through
  • Resources for launching your career 
  • On-campus recruiting, including career fairs, employer information sessions, and on-campus interviews. 

NOTE: Some events are limited-capacity and require advance registration for which access must be confirmed.  Consult SJSU Handshake for details on specific event limitations and registration.  Bring a photo ID and proof of your Career Center alumni membership, such as a membership card, Alumni Association card, or email confirming your current membership from the Career Center. 

For Fall 2019: undergraduate and graduate student alumni are welcome to the:

  • Part-Time & On-Campus Job Fair
    Thursday, September 5, 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm, Student Union Ballroom B
  • Business & Government Job/Internship Fair
    Thursday, September 26, 2019, 12:00-4:00pm, Student Union Ballroom
  • Part-Time & Seasonal Job Fair
    Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 10:30am-1:30pm, Student Union Ballroom B

For employer information sessions, alumni attendance is on a case-by-case basis that will be noted in the event description. Please refer to SJSU Handshake for more information.

Not included in membership are:

  • Career coaching drop-ins and appointments
  • Career education workshops

Fees are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and not pro-rated.

SJSU Alumni Networks

Tap your alumni network to build connections for your job search.  Explore opportunities to grow your network through events offered by the SJSU Alumni Association.  Connect to alumni through the following social networks. 

Alumni Association LinkedIn | SJSU LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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