Published: Dec. 2, 2022

winter graduationFor many graduates, receiving a diploma is a ceremonial leap into the ‘real world.’ Whether you have your plans set for after graduation or you’re still figuring things out, take advantage of these career resources for Forever Buffs.

Use Handshake

Just like LinkedIn, Handshake is an online recruiting tool used by hundreds of employers with job postings for CU students. By having a public account on Handshake, you are five times more likely to be found by the more than 14,000 employers around the world who use Handshake. Handshake is a great resource for:


  • Searching for jobs.

  • Connecting with employers ranging from small local businesses and nonprofits to large national and international companies.

  • Learning about career fairs, panels and other industry-focused events.

As a Forever Buff, you can continue using Handshake after graduation.


Attend career events

Through Handshake, you can find career events, workshops, panels, fairs, info sessions and more. Many of these events are being held both in person and virtually.

After graduation, Forever Buffs are always welcome at CU Boulder career and internship fairs.

Connect with your network

Building your network of connections is an essential part of the job search. It may not feel like it, but you already have a wide network to rely on. Between professors, supervisors and CU alumni, there are people ready and willing to help.

Start connecting with CU Boulder alumni and other students on the Forever Buffs Network. Create an account and network or set up informational interviews with alumni to learn more about jobs or industries you’re interested in. And no matter where you go after graduation, there’s probably a CU Boulder alumni chapter near you. Connect with Forever Buffs in your city!

Engage with Career Services

We’re here to help! Career development advisors and peer advisors can help with exploring your career interests, resumes, interview preparation, job search strategies and much more. Use tools like the free AI resume buider by Quinncia for resume help, and review other resources for career help on demand.


New graduates receive free career advising (either individual, small-group or a drop-in) through Career Services for one year after graduation. After your first year as a graduate, you get two free appointments per year with an alumni career advisor. Additional appointments are $30.


Learn more about getting started with Career Services.