Eastern Michigan University

University Advising and Career Development Center


Welcome Alumni and congratulations on your EMU degree!

Many services and resources within the University Advising & Career Development Center are still available to you including:

  • Meeting with a Career Coach: Assistance with deciding on career directions, exploring where majors lead and career transitions
  • Meeting with a Corporate Relations Manager: Job search advice, strategies and tips
  • Access to Handshake, our job posting system
  • Attendance at UACDC job fairs

Handshake access:

If you were last enrolled in winter 2009 or later and have access to my.emich there are two ways to access Handshake:
  • make sure you are logged in to my.emich then click Handshake


  • log in to my.emich with your username and password, select the student tab and look for the Handshake box on the right side of the page.
If you were last enrolled prior to winter 2009:

Contact our office to get a username at 487-4278 or bgehring@emich.edu you will then access the system with your newly created username and password at: https://app.joinhandshake.com/login

Ever considered being a mentor?

Faced with hundreds of decisions, most college students feel uncertain about their career choices at some point. Talking to someone who's been there can help.

The EMU Career Connection program is comprised of EMU alumni who understand the complex nature of career choices through first-hand experience. Career Connection volunteers participate in EMU Mentoring to offer insight and guidance that can help students  through a number of situations including:

  • Researching career options for your program/degree
  • Exploring programs or careers in other areas
  • Preparing for an upcoming interview
  • Revising your resume to better fit a specific field or industry
  • Building your professional network locally and out-of-state

Career Connection services are available to enrolled, degree or certificate seeking students and alumni.

Alumni who are interested in mentoring EMU students (and recent alums) can sign up for this mentor program by requesting a mentor account in Handshake at https://app.joinhandshake.com/register

If you need login information, just call the University Advising & Career Development Center at 734.487.0400.

We'd love to hear from you!

  • If you have a success story you're willing to share, please email this to career_services@emich.edu (be sure to include your name, major and year of graduation)
  • If you have suggestions and feedback regarding additional ways we could support students, please email us at career_services@emich.edu
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