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Career Development

Career Services and Resources

From selecting a graduate school to searching for jobs and internships, APU’s Center for Career and Community-Engaged Learning offers career development services and resources to help students and alumni prepare for the next step in their vocational journey. Have your résumé or LinkedIn profile reviewed, take a career assessment, or get help on your graduate school application.

Through APU’s career network, Handshake, both students and alumni can connect with businesses and organizations for jobs and internships, as well as network with other Cougars in their industry.

By the Numbers

18000 + Employers Posting Jobs
16700 + Students and Alumni Using Handshake
4600 + Career Consulting Appointments

The APU Center for Career and Community-Engaged Learning provides career development resources, workshops, events, and information to support students and alumni in their professional endeavors. Whether you’re preparing for an interview or need help setting up your LinkedIn account, the center staff aims to help you thrive in your career pursuits.


Handshake is APU’s career network for all students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) and alumni to connect with businesses and organizations for jobs and internships, as well as book appointments at the center.

To access your Handshake account for the first time, use your APU Home portal sign-in information. For more information or help setting up your account, email [email protected].


The Handshake Resources Library is a comprehensive collection of information for commonly-asked questions. Search here for interview tips, résumé writing guides, and more professional resources in our Handshake Resources Library.

Virtual Networking and Interviews: Tips for College Students and Recent Grads

With many companies conducting business remotely in this season, you may find yourself spending more time building your network virtually as you search for career opportunities. Follow these tips to help expand your virtual network. Are you preparing to apply for jobs? The center offers advice for successful virtual interviews.

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To find out about upcoming center events, visit our Handshake Events Page.


In order to support students beyond the undergraduate experience, the center provides multiple resources for alumni to make connections within their industry and the APU community.

  • Handshake: We are excited to announce that Handshake is now open to all alumni. Use this platform to find resources for professional development, view our events calendar, and connect with other alumni.
  • APU Connect: This alumni network allows you to reconnect with old classmates and utilize the trusted Azusa Pacific environment to expand your professional network.

Faculty and staff may request in-person, virtual, or pre-recorded workshops through completing the Career Collaboration Request form.

Workshop Offerings

Career Development Overview (15 minutes)

  • Services and How to Access Resources

Career Branding Workshop (60 or 75 minutes)

  • Résumé, LinkedIn, and Handshake Review

Landing the Job (60 or 75 minutes)

  • Networking and Interviewing Skills (Prep & Questions)

PathwayU 101 (60 or 75 minutes)

  • Career Exploration for a Purpose Filled Life

Other Career Development Workshop (60 or 75 minutes)

  • Customize with 3 topics: Résumé, Cover Letter, LinkedIn, Handshake Review, Personal Statement, Curriculum Vitae (CV), Portfolio, Networking, Internship/Job Search, Interview Prep, Interview Questions, & Salary Negotiation


To find out about our upcoming events, visit our Handshake Events Page.


Visit the Career Development portal for resources, such as how to set up your Handshake account or post on-campus jobs, and for information you can share with your students. Email us at [email protected] with any questions.

The center supports students and alumni by providing regular opportunities to connect with employers in broad and varying fields. Through career, internship, and graduate school fairs, employers and students can expand their network and benefit from mutual growth.

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Post an Internship or Job

The Handshake online platform is designed to inform students and alumni of job openings within your organization. For the best results, it’s important that job and internship listings are kept up to date. To set up or manage your profile, follow these steps:

  1. Go to app.joinhandshake.com.
  2. If you have an established account, you can log in on the top right. If not, please register.
  3. Complete or update your company profile and contact information.
  4. Upon approval by the center, you can post, edit, close, or repost jobs available in your organization. You can also receive online applications and request résumés directly through the platform.

For detailed instructions on setting up your account, or to view our job posting policy and best practices for recruiting students, see our Handshake Employer Guide.

Note: It can take up to 48 hours for your employer profile to be reviewed, and an additional 48 hours for your position to post on Handshake. If any information is missing or unclear, a representative from our office will contact you for additional details.


To find out about our upcoming events, visit our Handshake Events Page.