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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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 email@example.com 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.
- Textbook Rental Returns
- Book Buy Back
- Pitt.edu Email and Alumni Accounts
- Class Rings
- Diploma Frames
Additional Pitt Resources
- Office of International Services
- University of Pittsburgh Covid-19 Response
- Disability Resources and Services
- Veterans Services
- University of Pittsburgh Talent Center – Employment opportunities at Pitt
- University of Pittsburgh All-Temps – Temporary staffing at Pitt
- Pitt Alumni Association – Stay connected through special events, regional Pitt clubs, affinity councils, school groups and more.
- Pitt Bradford Career Services
- Pitt Bradford Alumni Association
- Pitt Greensburg Career Services
- Pitt Greensburg Alumni Association
- Pitt Johnstown Career Services
- Pitt Johnstown Alumni Association
- Pitt Titusville Alumni Association