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Clear for Graduation

ALL graduating Undergraduates, Masters and Ph.D. candidates are REQUIRED to complete the First Destination Survey in Handshake.  See additional graduation requirements based upon respective classification.

The Handshake application is integrated with AAMU single sign-on.  Log into your single sign on account to access Handshake.

  • Undergraduates

    An approved resume with CDS and completion of the First Destination Survey are REQUIRED.

    STEP 1: Resume Creation

    • Review the online resume guides on the CDS webpages
    • Follow the instructions provided
    • Name and save your resume in this format: Last Name, First Name, Major

    STEP 2: Resume Approval

    • Receive virtual feedback through VMock by uploading a PDF version
    • Log into your VMock account: vmock.com/aamu
    • Use your University issued e-mail account (@bulldogs.aamu.edu)
    • VMOCK will give instant feedback on your format, bullet construction and skills
    • Achieve a score of 67 or more means you are APPROVED and ready to upload it into Handshake
    • If you do not receive a 67 in VMock, receive feedback/approval from CDS by scheduling an appointment or visiting during walk-in hours

    STEP 3: Handshake Activation

    • Activate your Profile in Handshake
    • Log into your Handshake account: aamu.joinhandshake.com
    • Use your University issued e-mail account (@bulldogs.aamu.edu)
    • Complete your profile by uploading the CDS APPROVED resume

    STEP 4: Complete the First Destination Survey

    • Click on the Career Center tab in Handshake and complete the First Destination Survey or complete the Survey in the CDS office (Patton Building, Room 101)
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  • Commissioning Officers/Enlistees

    An approved resume with CDS is OPTIONAL (with documentation)

    Complete the First Destination Survey (required)

    Option 1: From a personal device

    • Log into your Handshake account aamu.joinhandshake.com
    • Use your University issued e-mail account (@bulldogs.aamu.edu)
    • Click on the Career Center tab and complete the First Destination Survey

    Option 2: Complete the Survey in the CDS office (Patton Building, Room 101)

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  • International/Non-Traditional

    An approved resume with CDS is OPTIONAL

    Complete the First Destination Survey (required)

    Option 1: From a personal device

    • Log into your Handshake account aamu.joinhandshake.com
    • Use your University issued e-mail account (@bulldogs.aamu.edu)
    • Click on the Career Center tab and complete the First Destination Survey

    Option 2: Complete the Survey in the CDS office (Patton Building, Room 101)

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  • Masters/Ph.D. Candidates

    An approved resume with CDS is OPTIONAL

    Complete the First Destination Survey (required)

    Option 1: From a personal device

    • Log into your Handshake account aamu.joinhandshake.com
    • Use your University issued e-mail account (@bulldogs.aamu.edu)
    • Click on the Career Center tab and complete the First Destination Survey

    Option 2: Complete the Survey in the CDS office (Patton Building, Room 101)

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