Students & Alumni Services

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Announcing Handshake

The Stanislaus State Career & Professional Development Center is excited to announce that we are transitioning from HireStanState Powered by Grad Leaders to a new online job posting and event management system called HireStanState Powered by Handshake during Summer of 2019. Handshake will offer the valuable services you've come to expect through GradLeaders, along with expanded capabilities, in a new, state-of-the-art platform. This transition website will provide you with key dates, training resources, and important updates during the transition process, so please check back often for the latest details!

Handshake is similar toGradLeaders, but is more user-friendly, offers a mobile platform, and makes job recommendations based on your interests, major and skills. New features include the ability to:

Get employer alerts - Favorite employers and get notified when they've posted opportunities or will be at an event or on campus.
Get job notifications - Favorite jobs to prioritize applications and never miss a deadline!
Connect - schedule appointments, interviews and career fair visits on Handshake.

Accessing Handshake
All students and alumni can access the Handshake platform using the following login directions:

Current Students – Visit and login using your CSUS ID and password. Stay tuned for a link to be on your Student Portal!
Alumni Who Graduated within 14 months - Visit  and log in using your CSUS ID and password. 
Alumni Who Graduated in 2017or Prior - Follow these instructions to create a Handshake profile.


Handshake Help Center
Complete Your Profile
Search & Apply for Jobs/Internships
Upload Resumes & Documents
Create Jobs Searches & Alerts

Career education, guidance and support services are available to assist you in developing, implementing, and evaluating your career plans.  Career information and resources on our pages are organized into three categories:

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Explore your personality, values, skills, abilities, and aspirations and relate what you discover to Stan State majors and various career interests.

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Build skills in professional communication and job seeking.


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Use what you've learned to connect with employers. 


Services and resources to assist you:

  • Individual Career Coaching Appointments
  • Drop-In Assistance - Tuesday & Wednesdays  
  • Career Lab and Library 
  • Workshops
  • Career Fairs and other on-campus recruitment events
  • Job Board  
  • Salary Data