APU Student Handbook
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Last Revision: January 30, 2024

Career Services

The Department of Career Services has a robust offering of programs and services, and below is an outline containing eligibility and expectations for use.

Open Access Services

Prospective students (those who have not yet registered for their first course), are eligible to use the following programs and resources:

  1. Resources contained on the public Career Services Website;

  2. Access to our social media communities;

  3. Program Specific Career Resources.

Personalized Services

Individuals who have registered for their first course, as well as alumni holding a certificate, associates, bachelors or master’s degree from APUS are eligible for assistance with exploring career options, personalized career guidance, resume reviews, and mock interviews. The job search process can be time consuming and challenging at times.  Professional and courteous behavior is expected at all times. Career Services reserves the right to restrict access to personalized services should the student or alumni be rude, aggressive or threatening toward staff or employers.


The university job board and virtual career fair platform are available to certificate and degree-seeking students who have started their first course from APUS (AMU/APU) and is open to all degree and certificate holding alumni from our institutions.

When entering CareerLink, the following information is built into the profile automatically and will update each time CareerLink is accessed based on the most up to date information from within your student record:

  • First Name
  • Degree Level
  • Degree Name
  • Academic Status
  • Academic Sub Status

CareerLink access can be revoked for:

Users are not searchable by recruiters until additional action is taken on the user’s part. Once all required fields marked with an asterisk are completed and at least one resume is added within CareerLink, they become searchable to employers who have been granted access. At that point, users may be contacted by recruiters.

Please contact [email protected] for questions.

*Alumni who enroll for a subsequent program, but then disenroll, will still have access to CareerLink as alumni status grants lifetime access.

General Guidelines

Documents being submitted for review must be submitted as a Microsoft Word compatible attachment through our appointment management systems or through one of the two emails addresses ([email protected]; [email protected]). Resumes, cover letters, application materials, position descriptions, among other items reviewed by the staff, will not be accepted if linked to within the email message (ie: Dropbox).

While career services can assist with many aspects of the job searching process, they do not offer placement assistance. The Department of Career Services may be reached at [email protected].