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Access to One-on-One Counseling and other Career Center Resources through Handshake

In order to make an appointment with a PhD career counselor, review job listings, or sign-up for workshops, employer info sessions and more; you must:

  1. Be an active VSPA Postdoc or Visiting Student Researcher who has been on campus for a minimum of three (3) months/90 days, and
  2. Have a email address that has been registered with VSPA

Uploads of eligible postdoc and visiting student researchers occur on a monthly basis. If you would like to be able to be make an appointment (and access the other resources available via Handshake) establish your email and email it to the VSPA office Please include:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email address (
  • UC Berkeley ID# (found on your Cal1 Card)

Your Handshake account will be created in the next monthly upload and you will then receive information about how to fill out your profile and utilize your account. You can then make an appointment by selecting the “Appointments” option on the Career Center tab at the top of your home page.