We'd always love to hear from you! Here are some ways you can re-connect with us:

Check out our careers content, including:

Plus, you can continue to access a range of valuable careers sites! Get your alumni email address if you haven’t already, to keep accessing:

  • CareerSet - immediate feedback on your CV or cover letter
  • Team Focus - online questionnaires, on areas such as personality types and learning styles, which may help you to consider roles that could suit you
  • AssessmentDay - practice numerical and diagrammatic reasoning tests 

We offer Graduate Careers Advice appointments, bookable via Handshake. These are with one of our Careers Consultants, and take place via Zoom.

What can I use the appointment for?

  • Reflect on your current position and, if applicable, your work history
  • Target your information search and plan your next steps
  • Consider career choices and gain support with your decision making
  • Get advice on preparing for your interview or assessment centre
  • Deal with unsuccessful job applications, identifying problems and finding solutions
  • Consider ways to maximise your current career opportunities
  • Consider solutions to barriers you feel are impacting on your career goals

Are there any exceptions?

Exceptions to this include graduate access to appointments at busy periods, when priority will be given to current students. If you are currently studying at another university, you should use their careers service.

What can I do on Handshake?

  • Apply for roles from approved employers
  • Refine your search by your preferred job types and locations, to find opportunities tailored to your preferences
  • Send us questions or book an appointment
  • Connect with potential employers, enriching your professional network

How can I log in?

If you graduated before summer 2020, you can register on Handshake by clicking on the 'Sign up here' link. When asked for your email address you should input your personal address - it does not need to be a University of York one (despite the instructions on screen).

If you graduated in 2020 to 2024, you’ll already have an account in Handshake. Please email careers@york.ac.uk with your name, degree and dates to convert your student account to alumni status.

Our brand new online platform York for Life will be a global hub for our alumni community. 

Here, you’ll be able to reconnect with the Careers & Placements team, as well as with your friends from societies, your college, and your course.

York for Life will also be full of training opportunities, so you can continue to develop your skills and interests.

Keep an eye out for more information coming soon.

Careers content exclusively for the University of York student and graduate community, is coming to Linkedin soon...

Keep an eye out for the link to be the first followers of our new page!