Alumni Membership

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Welcome SJSU Alumni!

The Career Center team appreciate you and want to help you take the next step in your career.  Learn more about the ways we aim to engage and support you and future alumni in the career-development journey.

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SJSU alumni within a year of graduation (starting academic year 2019-20)

Congratulations! You have earned your degree.

Get help launching your career

Alumni within a year of graduation maintain full access to career services, including career coaching, career-education resources and events, SJSU Handshake job board, and select on-campus recruiting, including career fairs, single-employer events, and on-campus interviews. Student Services Guidelines apply.

Share your plans following graduation

Please share your plans in this brief survey:

Return to update your survey responses as you have new information to share.


Other SJSU Alumni

SJSU alumni who graduated more than a year ago are invited to become Career Center alumni members in one of the following ways.

Option 1: Career Center Membership for alumni and affiliates

To join, subscribe on-line and select Career Center Membership. Be ready to provide your 9-digit SJSU student ID number. Annual cost: $25

Membership Benefits:

  • 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 
  • Access to select on-campus recruiting, including career fairs, single-employer events, and on-campus interviews. 
Option 2: Membership Combo - SJSU Alumni Assn./Career Center Membership

Activate the Career Center 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. Annual cost: Learn More


SJSU affiliates: SJSU students on leave and other CSU alumni

Purchase a Career Center Membership for access to the same benefits as the SJSU Alumni Membership except on-campus recruiting (career fairs, single-employer events, and on-campus interviews). Annual cost: $25

Fall 2020 Recruiting Event Access

To optimize the student, alumni, and employer experiences, SJSU recruiting events are open to the following SJSU alumni groups.

Event and Details All alumni within a year of graduation Alumni within a year of graduation in noted degree level and major All alumni members Alumni members in noted degree level and major By invitation only
Part-Time Job Fair 9/1/20      
STEM Undergraduate Job/Internship Fair 9/22/20 and 9/23/20        
STEM Graduate Student Job/Internship Fair 9/24/20        
Business, Financial Services & Logistics Job/Internship Fair 9/29/20      
Health & Human Services Job/Internship Fair TBD: October 2020      
Other Recruiting Events Some recruiting events, such as single-employer info sessions or employer days, indicate the employer's admission critieria and require advance registration. Consult SJSU Handshake for event registratio requirements.

Remember to bring the following items to access services and events: a photo ID, a student ID (for recent grads within a year of graduation) or proof of your Career Center membership (membership card, Alumni Association card, or an email confirming your current membership from the Career Center).


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

Community Career Resources

Silicon Valley offers many career resources that are available to the general community, most of which provide free or low-cost services.


CareerOneStop is your pathway to career success. Find tools to help job seekers, students, business, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. Find a CareerOneStop near you.


NOVA is a nonprofit, federally-funded employment and training agency that provides customer-focused workforce development services.

San Jose Public Library (SJPL) Works

SJPL Works is a network of resources available through the San Jose Public Library, providing work and conference spaces, career and industry research tools, and educational and networking events.  

Silicon Valley Career Counselors

A list of Bay Area career counselors that see clients in private practice. Career counseling, coaching, resume writing, and job search support are typical services offered by these counselors.

Silicon Valley Workforce Investment Network: Work 2 Future

Work 2 Future operates three One-Stop Career Centers in the areas of San Jose, Campbell and South County. Workshops, job listings and career advising programs are available through Work 2 Future One Stops.