You are students for just four years, but you are alumni for a lifetime. Welcome to the alumni family!
Information for Recent Graduates
When you know your physical address—even if that address is temporary—update it using this brief contact form. We need your exact mailing address to identify your regional chapter, which hosts events and activities. We also want to make sure that you receive a copy of our print magazine, the Davidson Journal. Unless you have updated your information with us, we have the home address that you listed when you entered Davidson on record.
Most event invitations and other college communications will go to your preferred email address. Visit davidsonconnect.com to update your information anytime you move, get a new job, another degree or change your phone number or email address. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have not given Davidson a preferred email address, correspondence will go to your davidson.edu email address. This information will also be available in the alumni directory within Davidson Connect, which fellow alumni may use to get in touch with you.
Career Development Support & First-Destination Survey
The Betty and B. Frank Matthews II ’49 Center for Career Development (Matthews Center) helps students and alumni navigate their life-long educational and professional pursuits by connecting them with tools, resources, and networks and fostering the development of critical competencies that build on the liberal arts experience.
As alumni, you’ll continue to have access to the following resources offered by the Matthews Center:
- Handshake: Alumni have continued access to Handshake with their Davidson email address for one year. After that, alumni can change their account over to a personal email address for continued access.
With Handshake, you can search for jobs and fellowships, access career-related resources such as resume guides, industry guides, and more; plus you can set up appointments with career advisers focused on your specific field of interest, and one-on-one advising.
- Access to a Career Adviser: Alumni will continue to have access to our team of Career Advisers as long as you need us. With a Career Adviser, you can get help navigating your first job search, talk through making a career transition, and seek guidance on applying for graduate/professional school.
- Networking: Throughout the year, the Matthews Center collaborates with Alumni & Family Engagement to offer unique networking opportunities for alumni-to-alumni and alumni-to-student interactions. In-person or remote, these events are a great way to expand your contacts within the Davidson community.
Don’t forget to set up your Davidson Connect profile to learn about these opportunities and make direct connections!
If you have secured your first opportunity out of Davidson, please fill out the First-Destination Survey.
Email & Data Access
Review Technology & Innovation (formerly ITS) information on departing the college to learn more about your davidson.edu email address and files.