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Emory Alumni

Career and Professional Development (CPD) provides continued professional development support and resources to recent Emory Alumni. In our efforts to help showcase their talent and academic experience to future employers, alumni can continue to use their Handshake account and attend CPD events/workshops, career fairs, and networking nights for up to two years after graduation. The CPD also hopes to connect our alumni with current Emory undergraduate students looking for career advice, guidance, and industry exposure from Emory’s global alumni network.

Students have indicated that hearing success stories from alumni is a valuable resource when charting their own personal career journey. Each semester we host opportunities for alumni to share their stories with students.

Career Treks

The Career Treks program brings students into the workplaces of alumni and friends in order to expose them to potential career paths and broaden their understanding of industries. The program leverages Emory’s well-positioned and successful alumni who are excited to share their insights and personal career stories with students. Participants engage with Emory graduates around specific interests through targeted learning, conversation, and informal networking.  

Future Career Treks will include Los Angeles, San Francisco, and D.C.  

Contact Natasha D’Souza 03C for more information about our upcoming treks.  

Sophomore Summit

The Sophomore Summit is a unique opportunity for Emory students to reflect on where they have been, who they are, and where they are going. This free, off-site career discernment-focused program provides a reflective experience where participants can share, learn, and connect with faculty, alumni, and students. All sophomores at Emory are welcome. Learn more about the Summit here

Media & Entertainment Pathways Scholars Program

The Media and Entertainment Pathways Scholars Program at Emory offers a summer internship opportunity in Los Angeles for selected undergraduates interested in the media and entertainment industry by providing hands-on experiences that bring together creativity, technology, and data analysis.   

Contact Natasha D’Souza 03C for more information.

Industry Panels

Industry Panels are programs designed to introduce students to industries, career paths and to hear about alumni experiences. Students should expect to hear about best practices and often get the opportunity to ask questions directly to the presenters.

Dinner with 12 Strangers (D12)

We invite alumni, faculty, and staff to come together with a small group of students in a warm, friendly environment for food and conversation. Each dinner offers students the opportunity to network with Emory alumni, ask questions about life after college, interact with alumni and professors, and have a meaningful classroom experience.

Find more information about upcoming events.


Handshake is Career and Professional Development’s primary system for undergraduate students and recent alumni to search and apply to job and internship listings, and RSVP and attend career events, workshops, career fairs, on-campus recruiting programs, and more. 

To learn more about On-Campus Recruiting or how to post a job at Emory, visit our Employer Page or email the CPD Recruiting Team.

Pathways Center Fund

The Pathways Center Fund makes it possible for students to prepare for professional paths that integrate what they learn in the classroom with hands-on, high-impact experiences like internships, undergraduate research, and intentional advising and career services.

The Emory Clothing Closet

The Clothing Closet was created to provide Emory students the ability to borrow clothing for career fairs, interviews, or other professional and social events. The closet was made possible due to local community donations and generous funding provided by Enterprise Rent-a-Car and the College Council. If you are interested in contributing to our Emory Clothing closet, contact the Career and Professional Development

Emory Alumni Association 

The Emory Alumni Association connects alumni to their alma mater and to each other, builds traditions, fosters student and alumni leadership, serves the diverse needs and interests of our community, and creates opportunities for investment in Emory’s future through various resources, such as Emory Connects and the Emory Alumni Association’s LinkedIn group. Emory offers alumni a wide variety of resources directly through the Emory Alumni Association. Learn more about these resources and other alumni benefits here.

New and Recent Graduates

Emory alumni graduating from the College of Arts & Sciences and Goizueta BBA program can continue to use their Handshake account for up to 2 years after graduation. Alumni will need to update their email address to access their account. Submit a request to update your Handshake access using this form.

Emory Alumni

Emory alumni have access to coaching, professional development workshops, networking events and platforms, on-demand career resources and content, and more lifelong learning offerings through Advancement and Alumni Engagement. Learn more about these career resources for alumni.

Early Career Coaching

Emory alumni graduating from the College of Arts & Sciences and Goizueta BBA program can continue to use their Handshake account for up to 2 years after graduation. Alumni will need to update their email address to access their account. Submit a request to update your Handshake access using this form.

* Recent Emory alumni graduating from the Goizueta Business School can receive alumni career coaching and resources through the Goizueta Alumni Network.

Mid- to Executive Career Coaching

As a special benefit provided by the Emory Alumni Association, all Emory alumni have access to a complimentary session with a team of professional career coaches and advisors. Following the complimentary session, our coaches provide discounted alumni rates for a select number of subsequent sessions (rates vary based on coach selection).

Our coaches specialize in a variety of areas of expertise, including Emotional Intelligence, Career Transition, Entrepreneurship, Executive Coaching and Leadership, New Manager Assimilation, and more. 

Please Note: These coaches are operating as independent contractors and are not being compensated or retained by the Emory Alumni Association. 

To request a visit with a coach, please visit 


EAA Professional Development Series

The Emory Alumni Association hosts professional development workshops and webinars each month. These sessions are presented by Emory alumni and qualified community experts and focus on a range of professional and personal development topics for all career stages. 

Examples of past topics include: 

  • Job Search Tactics 
  • Combatting Imposter Syndrome/Self-Doubt 
  • Career Design and Exploration 
  • Shifting from 9-5 to Entrepreneurship 
  • Career Transition 
  • Working Effectively with Your Team in Any Environment

EAA Career Webinars

Explore a valuable repository of career webinars available to help you fine-tune specific skillsets and navigate your career journey.