Career Services - Students/Alumni
Career Services Appointment
Students may now schedule career sessions with our career experience navigator through the Handshake portal.
To Access Handshake:
- Log in to ACES
- Select the Student Tab
- Select the Handshake Logo (blue logo)
Questions? Visit the Handshake Help Center
Students - Career Services
Students/Alumni would enter their email address here:
The next page will allow them to select their school. If their email domain matches what is attached to your school in Handshake, the field will be pre-populated with the school name. If not, then they will need to select their school from the dropdown menu.
Once they choose their school name from the list, if your school has chosen to add an additional set of instructions specific for your school, these will appear below. We recommend that you customize a University Request Custom Message in your School Settings.
This can help minimize issues with duplicate accounts. It can also prevent confusion for current student vs alumni confusion, as it enables you to link a form for any additional questions.
Next, they will need to select a password for the account.
After entering the password, the student/alum will need to fill in some basic fields:
- First name
- Last name
- Grad Month
- Grad Year
Once these fields are completed, this will create the account and send an email confirmation. The student/alum must click the link in the email confirmation to confirm and use the account.
Until the student (alum) is approved by a Career Services admin and connected to your school, they will not be able to access any of the school-specific features on Handshake such as:
- Approved Employers
Confirm your career choice, enhance your skills:
Career Exploration Resources
FOCUS - A self-paced, online career and education planning tool. Access the Focus 2 page to register. (Access Code: sacproud)
Career Coach - A user-friendly web-based tool, that provides real, local data about hiring trends, salary ranges, and the Alamo College programs. (Career Coach)
Career Finder - Explore the 6 Alamo Institutes, plan your career path and find additional information on Admissions. (Career Finder)
The O*NET OnLine program - The database contains information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors! (O*NET OnLine)
iGrad - Job search articles and resources (iGrad)
Find your interests in the Texas Career Check Interest Profiler
View high school endorsement areas and how they connect to careers
Learn about the 300 plus programs across the Alamo Colleges, grouped into 6 institutes.
This newspaper encourages students to create a graduation plan based on learning styles, personal interests and future goals. This tabloid is based on the 16 career clusters and lays out graduation plans for Texas Students.
Find useful tools identifying career clusters and what careers match your skills. Students can also watch career videos, look up hot jobs for the future, and perform career searches on what interests them.
Explore a collection of videos of many different careers. Videos include career details such as tasks, work settings, education needed, and more.
Lots of students are just figuring out things in middle and high school. Have your student take this fun quiz to help them think about what they’re interested in and what they’re good at.
Find a new career based on past jobs and skills
The Succeed at Work – Flyer Quick overview of a successful employee that businesses will want to hire and keep balance
This site guides students with tips and industry specific interview
The Department of Defense provides high schools with the Career Exploration Program for students considering the military
- The Ex-Offenders Job Interview Guide: www.amazon.com/Ex-Offenders-Job-Interview-Guide-Lights/... (Universal Amazon book, $9.95, 2008)
- Best Jobs for Ex-Offenders: 101 Opportunities to Jump-Start Your New life: www.amazon.com/... (Universal, Amazon book, $8.99, 2015)
- Ex-Offender's Quick JobHunting Guide: www.amazon.com/Ex-Offenders-Quick-Job-Hunting-Guide/dp/... (Universal, Amazon book, $11.95, 2009)
Admin. Services Specialist