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Career Development Center

For Alumni

Wide shot photo of a career fair at Purdue Fort Wayne.

Once a Don, Always a Don

As an alum of Purdue Fort Wayne, you have access to all the services and events provided by the Career Development Center, including career assessments, résumé and cover-letter reviews, mock interviews, and career fairs. To utilize these services after graduation, contact the Career Development Center at careercenter@pfw.edu or 260-481-0689.

Employers continually post entry-level to midlevel positions on Handshake, so we encourage you to keep your account activated. You must do the following to maintain your Handshake account:

  • If you graduated in 2018 or later, please contact us at careercenter@pfw.edu or 260-481-0689 and provide your name, phone number, current email address, and major. We will then use this information to update your Handshake account from student to alumni status.
  • If you graduated before 2018, please go to Handshake and sign up for an account. The email address and password you provide will serve as your log-in credentials for the system. Follow the prompts to complete your request. You will receive a confirmation email from Handshake. Please click the link in order to activate your account. You must also submit an alumni verification form so that we can verify your alumni status. Once your account has been verified, you’ll receive an email confirming your connection to the university. You will then have access to start exploring Handshake.