University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

For Alumni

Whether you are upwardly mobile within your current organization, switching careers, or are considering adding to your degree from the Walton College, Walton Career Services can help point you in the right direction. Walton College Alumni are invited to career fairs and the helpful resources below can get you started on the path to continued success. 

 

Job Searching

Alumni access to Handshake, the U of A's online job posting system, is a benefit of membership in the Arkansas Alumni Association. (Alumni who are not paying members will need to join or renew their Alumni Association Membership for access to Handshake. Alumni can join the Association online or by phone at 1-888-275-2586.) Alumni Association Members can request access to Handshake online. (Make sure to select "Student/Alumni" and request to join the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. If you no longer have a UARK email and password, you can sign up using a personal email address.) Career Services will verify that you are a paying Alumni Association Member when your request is received. If you experience any issues, please email careerservices@walton.uark.edu. For assistance, view our first-time user guide, or visit Handshake's Help Center. For additional resources and tips, please visit Walton Career Services' job searching page.

BUSINESS CAREER FAIRS

The Business Career Fair is a one-day event that takes place each spring and fall semester. At the Business Career Fair numerous employers provide information about job and internship opportunities with their companies, while visiting with interested and curious job seekers. All students, classes, majors and alums can attend the Business Career Fair. Visit the career fair page for more details on upcoming fairs and tips on how to prepare!

Resume Enhancement

Your resume is a crucial part of your job search. Our resume page offers helpful tips, as well as sample resumes and cover letters.

Interview Preparation

The interview is the most significant part of your job search. It is important for you to understand how various employers view the interview process because it gives you insight into your role and what will be expected of you during the employment interview. Visit our interviewing skills page to prepare for your next interview!

 

Networking

With Other Alumni: Alumni chapters are formal groups charted in geographical regions with more than 250 alumni residing in a 50-mile radius. Regional Razorbacks are established in smaller geographical regions where alumni would like to connect with each other. All alumni are encouraged to get involved with their local Alumni chapter or Regional Razorbacks. Visit the Alumni Association for chapter information.

With Current Walton College Students: If you are interested in connecting with current Walton College students, there are many ways for you to be a part of a student's career development. The following are just a few of the ways in which you can help business students prepare for their lives after college:

  • Participate in resume review sessions
  • Help students enhance their interview skills through mock interviews (in person, video/Skype and phone interviewing possible)
  • Attend a networking/social event
  • Participate in a community service project with student groups

If you are interested in becoming involved with current students and learning about upcoming Walton Career Services events and programs, please email us at careerservices@walton.uark.edu.

Recruiting

It is easy to connect with talented students and alumni to fill available internships, cooperative education positions and/or full-time openings at your organization!

Job Postings: It is free and easy to post as many vacancies as you have available in our online job search system, Handshake. Once your position is posted, eligible students and alumni will be able to review the posting and apply by submitting their resumes to you through Handshake.

On Campus Interviews: Walton Career Services can also assist you in planning a recruiting visit to campus. Call us at 479-575-6100 for more information. We can also assist you in holding interviews at your site.