Digital Resources Toolkit

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UCSB students and recent Alumni have special access to powerful self-paced tools, beyond the ones available to the public, on-demand to support your career development. You may have heard about these resources from around campus or another section of the Career Services website, and now you are ready to know more.

Use this page as your main hub to learn how to use each tool and login to your UCSB subscription.

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Big Interview

Simple Software for Better Interview Skills

Let's face it: interviewing for a job can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience. Whether you are going on your very first interview or you are an interview veteran, you want to bring the best version of yourself to the table.


Big Interview

Ready to crush your interview? Big Interview teaches you how to get inside the head of any interviewer and prove that you’re the candidate they’re looking for.


Why Use Big Interview?

Practice Out Loud With Expert Advice

Gain an edge over your competitors by recording and analyzing your practice interview sessions for improvement.

Prepare for Common Questions and Specialized Questions

Get yourself ready to answer the most commonly asked questions and the more targeted questions for interviews in a range of fields and industries.

Become Comfortable With Any Interview Format

Learn how to land the job with Big Interview’s powerful video tutorials and interview practice software for virtual, phone, and in-person interviews.

Develop Your STARS Stories

Use the virtual platform to create, enhance, and save your best career stories in Situation-Task-Action-Result-So What? format to help you provide strong examples.

Choose From Two Learning Tracks

Big Interview gives you both FAST TRACK and MASTERY TRACK systems of lessons and virtual interview practice.


One of the best secrets to interview success is to verbalize your answers before your big day. Candidates who practice out loud are more likely to perform well in an interview, because they are ready to speak in a clear and coherent fashion when it is time to talk about their experiences, interests, and goals.

How to Login

Click the button below to register for a Big Interview account using your UCSB email address. Then, click Verify in your confirmation email to begin using your account.

Login to Big Interview


Learn More

Review the Big Interview Student Guide for more help with this tool, or visit our Interviews and Offers page for general success tips. 

 icon of lightning bolt  Bonus Resource!

Are you looking for the latest job search advice to help you get hired? Will you trust the opinion of an expert in the field? Do you love to watch videos? If you answered YES! to any of these questions, then CareerSpots may be the tool to help you level-up in your next career move.


Powerful Video Playlists

Sit back, relax, and watch career professionals offer first-hand advice from their tried and true best practices.

Job Search Secrets

Take advantage of the tricks of the trade to stand out in your job search, build a resume, network, and more.

Short and Sweet

Get the essential tips by tuning into videos under 5 minutes in length, just in time to tune back into class!

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