The School of Public Health offers free career services support to School of Public Health alumni. The Office of Career Services offers individual alumni career coaching in-person, over the phone, or virtually to discuss any career-related topic of interest to you. Additionally, our alumni are welcome to attend career fairs, utilize online resources, and register for an account in Handshake (our IU job board).


Though this is a multi-step process, it is important to follow each step. As a School of Public Health alumnus, registering a Handshake account connected to Indiana University-Bloomington allows access to a wide  variety of services, including career coaching appointments. It may take up to one week to gain Handshake access. We appreciate your patience and will check-in throughout the process to assure career needs are being met in the interim and that access to Handshake occurs.

  • Step 1: If a recent alumnus (2020 graduate or later), attempt to login to Handshake using your IU authentication username and passphrase. If login is a success, there is no need to move forward in the process. You already have a Handshake account with access to the system. 

  • Step 2: If your graduation date was earlier (prior to 2020) or you cannot access Handshake, register for a new account on the Handshake platform. Here is a Help Center article outlining how to do so. Though it recommends using an .edu email address, you must use your personal email address otherwise the account will not be approved.

  • Step 3: Complete this Alumni Account Request Form. Once received, a representative from our office will be in contact to check-in and address any questions while waiting for Handshake approval.

  • Step 4: Once notified your Handshake account is approved, email us at to let us know you have access to set up appointment capability.


Sharing information with current students about your career success can inspire the next generation of School of Public Health graduates. If you are interested in sharing about your career success, there are a number of ways to get involved including:

  • Participate in networking panels and events
  • Contribute to the career services website either through a spotlight or advice article
  • Host a student site visit to your place of employment

For more information or to discuss other involvement ideas, please contact us.


Looking to hire a fellow IU School of Public Health alum? Consider creating an employer account in Handshake. As an employer, you will be able to post internship and full-time positions, request on-campus interview opportunities, register for upcoming career fairs and much more. To learn more about recruiting on campus through the School of Public Health, click here.


If you are looking for other ways to give back that are directly tied to student career success, consider sponsoring a School of Public Health Career Fair, event, or networking trip. Alternatively, consider making a gift to the Office of Career Services to advance our mission to provide career advising, resources, programs, and employer connections to students and alumni. Click here to connect with the Director of Career Services


Deepen your connection to the Indiana University School of Public Health. Click here to explore other ways to connect with the School of Public Health, beyond career services.