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Instructions on setting up an appointment:

We offer three free one-on-one career coaching appointments per year to all alumni.

  • If you had a student account in Handshake, please contact to change your status to alumni
  • Connect to Handshake and select the "Sign up here" link (in the upper right corner of the main Handshake page).
  • Watch for an approval email (2-3 business days) 
  • After approval, log into your account>Career Center tab>Appointments
  • Select the type of appointment
  • Select a convenient time and watch for the confirmation email     


Alumni services: 

  • Career Coaching
  • Self-Assessments & Interpretation
  • Resume / Cover Letter Review
  • Interview Preparation
  • Career Exploration
  • Career Change Strategy
  • Graduate School Assistance
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Employer & Professional Connections
  • LinkedIn / Networking Assistance

Additional Resources 

If you are seeking additional support after utilizing your three coaching appointments per year, we recommend the following resources.

Free Local Job Transition Resources and Groups:

Free UNW Online Resources:

Discounted Leadership & Career Coaching

Lynne Raatz, a Northwestern alumna, and certified leadership and career coach, offers Northwestern alumni a 20% discount off of her coaching services.

Please reach out to our office directly at if you wish to utilize this discount.

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