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Congratulations, graduates! You've reached a significant milestone in your educational journey. As you step into the next chapter of your life, remember to celebrate your achievements and be proud of your accomplishments. Best of luck in all your future endeavors!

We know that the benefit of career guidance doesn't stop when you walk across the stage. Alum life brings many twists and turns, including what, how, and where to invest your life's work.

No matter how far out you are from graduation, we can connect you with support services to take steps forward in your career. Use this page to explore the services we provide at Career Services. If you seek additional information about alum services at UCSB, please visit the UCSB Alumni.

icon of diploma for alumni access to career services  Alumni Access to Career Services

How We Can Serve You


Our services are available to alumni of UCSB and the UC system based on status. Use the definitions below to find services available for you.

Includes: Alumni of UCSB within one year from when you were last enrolled in classes at UCSB (not graduation day).


Includes: Alumni of UCSB past one year from when you were last enrolled in classes at UCSB (not graduation day).


Includes: currently a UCSB Post-Doc Scholar.


  • Career Education Content: Access to Online Content
  • Events (Hosted by Career Services): Career Fairs Only -- Must have access to Handshake (See UCSB Post Docs in STEP 1 below)

icon of Handshake logo for alumni Handshake for Alumni

How to Access and Login to Handshake


We invite pre-2017 alumni to join Handshake, UCSB’s premier platform to find jobs, internships, and career connections. Post-2017 alumni already have an account in Handshake and should continue to use the same one.

Follow the below instructions to use Handshake based on your alumni status. Please DO NOT request a Handshake account using the "Request an Account" feature on the Handshake platform; we cannot verify this information, which will lead to a rejected account request.

Your UCSB university email (Umail) account is available for 13 months after your last quarter of registration as a student or employment at UCSB. This used to be a @umail.ucsb.edu address, now it's a @ucsb.edu email address. Single Sign-On is not available after your Umail account is closed. If you add a personal email to Handshake, called the "Primary Email Address," you can log in long after your Umail account is closed. The email used by Handshake to keep track of students is called the "Institutional Email Address," and is your @ucsb.edu address.





Once you have access to Handshake, click this button to login and select the option for 
"You can also sign in with your email address".


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graduation cap icon for connect with alumni   Want to Connect With Alumni?


Gaucho Network, brought to you by the UCSB Alumni department, is a powerful tool for professional networking, mentorship, and jobs for UCSB alumni and current students.

Learn how to create a free account with your LinkedIn profile and begin connecting today!


Go to Gaucho Network

Handshaking hire icon  Looking to Hire a Gaucho?

Gaucho alumni are the number one resource for currently enrolled UCSB students. Now, more than ever, it is vital for students to build relationships with other Gauchos.

In this spirit, UCSB Career Services invites alumni to join us in Gauchos Hiring Gauchos, an initiative that makes it easier to support one another.


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Contact Us


Building Access (M-F)

Building Access: 8:30 am- 4:00 pm
CRR Access: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed during official university holidays
See advising section for service-specific hours

Appointment Hours (M-F)

Peer Drop-In Hours: 10 am to 4 pm
Peer Appt Hours: 10 am to 4 pm
Counselor Appt Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
See the Advising section for service-specific hours

Phone and Email

(805) 893-4412
Students: careerhelp@sa.ucsb.edu
Recruiters: employer.services@sa.ucsb.edu
Events: careerevents@sa.ucsb.edu


Location, Directions & Parking

Career Services is located in Building 599, the pink building next to Storke Tower
See Visit UCSB for campus info and directions. Parking in Lot 22 (permit required)

Mailing Address

Career Services, Bldg. 599
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California 93106-7140

Meet the Team

Get to know Our Team of staff members at Career Services


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