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Clear for Graduation

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

  • 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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