Career and Job Search Services

The Career Center offers limited 1:1 career counseling services for alumni at no charge, as staff resources permit. Our counselors and advisors can work with you to facilitate your career transition or job search, whether you graduated last year or 30 years ago.

As alumni of Valparaiso University, you have full access to the Career Center and its resources. You can use Handshake to search for a job and review resources to improve your interviewing skills, resume, cover letter, and other professional skills.

Alumni (Class of 2014 and earlier) can request access to Handshake by clicking HERE and creating a profile. Please select the student option at the top of the page. Your request will be approved by our office within 24 to 48 hours, M-F.

Additionally, you can give back to current students by becoming a mentor on Handshake for current students with similar interests and professional goals. You can build a relationship with a current student and advise them as they pursue their undergraduate degree and begin applying for jobs and internships.

For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact our office at 219.464.5005 or

Conducting a Successful Job Search