Do I still have access to Career Center resources after I graduate?

Absolutely!  The Career Center is operating virtually, and we welcome recent graduates to connect with us.  To connect with our staff, you may email, call 412-383-4473, or chat with someone at our Virtual Front Desk.  Details about the career fairs, events, and programs that are open to you will be accessible in Handshake.  Career Center    Handshake

Within a year of your graduation, you may also schedule an appointment in Handshake or drop in on Zoom weekdays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

Can I access Handshake after graduation?

Forever, actually!  Graduates can continue to use Handshake as long as needed.  However, at some point you may be alerted by the system that you no longer have student access.  At that point your account needs to be changed from a student account to an alumni account. 

To activate your alumni account, simply email with your full name, Pitt username (abc123), month and year of graduation, and your new preferred personal email address.  Our staff will connect your existing Handshake account to the new email and then you will be able to proceed with full access.  Occasionally you may be asked to complete a user policies survey to maintain access. 

Can I still access my Pitt email account?

Yes! Graduates still have access to their Pitt email address as well as an alumni account.

When is my commencement ceremony?

Check our commencement website for the latest announcements.

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