Career Services - Students/Alumni

Career Services Appointment

Students may now schedule career sessions with our career experience navigator through the Handshake portal.

  • Log in to ACES
  • Select Student Tab
  • Click Handshake logo (bottom of page)
  • Click on Career Center
  • Click appointments
  • Click Schedule A New Appointment

 

Visual Appointment Instructions 

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Questions? Visit the Handshake Help Center

 

Students - Career Services

  • Students

     View our internship guidelines here:  experiential learning page 

    Students can view open full-time, part-time, and internship positions on Handshake.

    Handshake Student Login 

    Handshake Job/Internship Positions

    Handshake Student Guide

  • Alumni Handshake Registration

     

    Students/Alumni would enter their email address here: 

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    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.

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    Next, they will need to select a password for the account.

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    After entering the password, the student/alum will need to fill in some basic fields: 

    • First name
    • Last name
    • Major
    • Grad Month
    • Grad Year

     

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    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.

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    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:

    • Jobs/internships
    • Events
    • Fairs
    • Approved Employers
  • Micro-Internships 

    Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable students to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role.

    Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Micro-Internships are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance. 

    SAC Micro-Internship Homepage 

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    Cover Letter

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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)

  • Student Lingo -  Students can make a Student Lingo Profile free using their Alamo email address by clicking on the link below. Student Lingo offers a variety of free online workshops. 

  • SAC U.S. Census Data -  View the count of SAC graduates by industry information from the U.S. Census. (US Census Data)

     

 

 

Specialized Resources