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Access to Career Center Services

The Career Center provides services to multiple groups as outlined below.

Current Students

Enrolled degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students have full access to all Career Center services. Some variations in services exist for Kellstadt, Law and English Language Academy (ELA) students (see below for details).

  • Specific information about Handshake access:
    • Current students are granted access to Handshake after enrollment.
    • Due to the high volume of enrollees in fall quarter, Handshake access is granted one week prior to the start of the quarter.
    • If you are a current student who needs access to Handshake or is having difficulty accessing your Handshake account, please complete the Handshake Request Form.

Prospective Students (those considering enrolling at DePaul)

Prospective students are welcome to make one appointment with a career advisor to explore majors as related to career goals.

Admitted Transfer Students

Admitted transfer students are invited to make one appointment with a career advisor prior to starting at DePaul. Appointments can be made by calling the Loop Front Desk at 312-362-8437 and mentioning that you are a newly admitted transfer student. You will be provided access to Handshake after enrolling at DePaul.

Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and College of Law

Kellstadt and Law students have dedicated career advising services. More information can be found at:

Exchange Students

Exchange students have full access to the DePaul Career Center during the quarter(s) they are enrolled at and attending DePaul. They do not, however, retain access once they return to their main university.

English Language Academy (ELA)

ELA students do not have access to Career Center services unless you are already conditionally admitted to a degree program at DePaul. Conditionally admitted students can make one appointment with an advisor, attend an event or workshop. The registrar of ELA should request services by sending the following information to

  • Name of student
  • Conditionally admitted college/program
  • Request for specific services
  • Conditionally admitted Kellstadt ELA students should contact the Kellstadt CMC at or (312) 362-8272.
  • Conditionally admitted Law ELA students should contact Law Career Services at (312) 362-8385.

Certificate Students

Certificate students do not have access to Handshake; however you can attend some of our events if the program manager or faculty sends an email to to seek prior permission.  The following information should be provided:

  • Name of student
  • Program attending
  • If they are an alumnus of DePaul & if so, of what degree program
  • If they are a prospective degree seeking student of DePaul
  • Request for specific services


Alumni have full access to services including advising.