Your Job Search
Whether seeking your first great job, or renewing your motivation to move to the next level, find advice and best practices here to help identify your direction and your competitive edge.
If you are a VU alumnus or graduate/professional student looking for jobs, please review the resources below.
The Alumni Association partners with several career coaching/consulting professionals who provide services to Vanderbilt alumni at exclusive discounted rates. Read about the specialties of these coaches, and make contact to receive personalized attention and boost your career!
Learn valuable tips from top career authors and experts -- including our partner coaches, who offer discounts to Vanderbilt alumni -- about job searching, networking, organization, teamwork and maintaining your competitive edge in the marketplace. Browse archived webinar presentations below.
Utilize these tools to hone the industries and job titles of interest to you:
Job Exploration Websites
Some of the leading job websites include Indeed.com and Simplyhired.com. Simplyhired bridges with LinkedIn so you can map your personal network’s connection(s) to a job opening of interest to you. A great site for non-profit openings is idealist.org.
We also feature job postings on our Career Center and within the official LinkedIn Vanderbilt Alumni Group. See our Post & Search Job section for more information.
Post and Search Jobs
If you are a VU alumnus or graduate/professional student looking for jobs, check out the resources below.
Post a job
Post a job for alumni or graduate/professional students
We offer two different areas for job postings:
- Our VUconnect job postings are password protected and remain visible until filled.
- Our Vanderbilt Alumni LinkedIn Group is open to alumni, faculty, staff and students of Vanderbilt only. Job postings here will remain available for 14 days with the option of re-posting.
If you are a Vanderbilt alumnus, you may directly post jobs through VUconnect and LinkedIn.
If you are not an alumnus, please complete the form below so we may post your opportunity for you.
Note: Please be sure to include an external link to the full job description, when available, so potential applicants can review all pertinent information. (VUconnect limits the description to 4000 characters.) We only post from our web form, so please keep the link handy for future opportunities. Thank you!
Search for jobs
Your Vanderbilt Alumni Association manages exclusive online Job Postings through VUconnect.
Vanderbilt alumni and graduate/professional students, visit the board to search for jobs. The official LinkedIn Alumni Group is also a great place to search opportunities.
Recent Vanderbilt graduates
Recent Vanderbilt graduates (0-2 years out) seeking your first professional opportunity, please also visit the Center for Student Professional Development's DoreWays job board for entry-level openings. (Young alumni are encouraged to contact the Center for Student Professional Development for additional assistance, including meetings with coaches.)
Alumni of Vanderbilt Law School, Owen Graduate School of Management, graduate programs of Peabody College, and the School of Medicine may also contact their respective school’s career centers for more resources: