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Union College Parent, Alumni in Residence (PAIR) Program

The Union College Career Center's Parent, Alumni in Residence (PAIR) program is a way to engage with Union students and assist with preparing them for the future of work. We invite you to mentor, present on a topic, facilitate discussions, workshops and/or a combination thereof. The program allows for flexibility including in-person or virtual meetings, and group presentations or meetings with individual students, or both.

Please complete this form to volunteer your experience and/or expertise in support of Union students! We will be in touch with you to discuss next steps.

Union Career Advisory Network

Union Career Advisory Network (UCAN) is a means for Alumni and friends of the College to volunteer to talk with students and fellow alumni providing advice and insights relative to their career and/or graduate school interests.

Alumni can join the Union Career Advisory Network (UCAN) by registering for the UAlumni Online Community. Once you have your profile up-to-date on the Online Community, Log in and go to Career and Networking, select “UCAN Login”. Select manage your Volunteer Career Adviser Profile and complete 4 simple steps creating your UCAN profile. As a member of UCAN you can also use the search features to speak with fellow alumni to gain advice and insights relative to your career interests.

If you have questions about serving as a Volunteer Career Adviser, please contact Pete Fowler at (518) 388-6176 or by email at

Alumni Employers

If you are an employer or an alumni employer, you are invited to create an account and post your positions for free on Handshake. Please contact Rochelle Caruso ( if you have any questions or if you have a position you would liked posted in Handshake.

Alumni Job Seekers - Handshake

The Union College Career Center uses Handshake as our career management system. If you are an alum and would like access to Handshake to search for employment opportunities, request an account here. Handshake allows you to precisely target your career information and search for employment opportunities. Employers posting positions specify what school year or graduation date range they are seeking. View tips on setting up your account and searching and applying for positions.

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Alumni Appointments

Union College Alumni who graduated between June 2016 - June 2023 are eligible to schedule appointments via Handshake. Alumni appointment availability opens October 2, 2023. If you have questions about accessing Handshake or appointment availability please email