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There are a number of ways that we support students' growth and development to prepare for meaningful and impactful careers. In every aspect of our work, student success is our first priority.

Our services are available to all registered UCSB students, as well as Alumni based on eligibility. Use this page to explore the many services we offer to students and learn how to gain access.

 Lightbulb icon  We are following University Guidelines and practicing Physical Distancing during COVID-19. All of our services are currently offered virtually.

Document Review

Instant Service for Resumes, CVs, and Cover Letters

 

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Login via UCSB

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Upload Document

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Receive Feedback

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Improve Score

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Get Advising

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Success!

Powered by VMock + Google, Document Review is a guided service to advance UCSB student resumes, cover letters, and CVs to the next step. Every document receives a personalized score using the latest recruitment trends, written feedback from a Career Services advisor (avg. response in 3 school days), and next-level advising. For assistance, please contact careerhelp@sa.ucsb.edu, visit Virtual Drop-In, or see Policies.

 

TO SUBMIT A RESUME: Go to VMock via UCSB NetID

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TO SUBMIT A COVER LETTER: Go to Google via UCSB email

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Lightbulb icon  Looking to submit a CV? We recommend that graduate students login to VMock and undergraduate students login to Google. To submit a creative resume in nontraditional formatting, it is best to login to Google (see above). 

Interview Skills

On-Demand Service for Interview Preparation -- New!

 

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Step 1

Login via UCSB to Big Interview

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Learn Video Curriculum

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Complete Practice Assignment

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Review Your Results

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Get Career Advising

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Ready!

This service integrates Big Interview technology to increase UCSB students' career readiness through five key stages of interview preparation. Using a blend of artificial intelligence, written feedback, and career advising, students develop their delivery, content, and self-confidence for any job, internship, or graduate school interview. For assistance, please contact careerhelp@sa.ucsb.edu, visit Virtual Drop-In, or see Policies.

 

TO BEGIN: GO TO BIG INTERVIEW

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Career Advising

Individual Sessions for Your Career Development

Virtual Drop-in

Do you need a quick career chat? Whether you have a specific question or you are not yet sure what to ask, tune into virtual drop-in hours on Monday–Friday from 12 p.m.–3 p.m. (closed on university holidays). This is a great way to get started with career advising and receive individual assistance on demand.

HOW TO ACCESS DROP-IN:

  1. Join Zoom: Enter waiting room via Zoom during the drop-in hours listed above.
  2. Get Alerted: You will be asked to complete a short form.
  3. Begin Session: Enter the meeting to begin your 10-minute session with an advisor.

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Access Drop-In

 

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Virtual Appointments

Meet virtually with a Career Advisor who can assist with your individual career goals and needs. Appointments are offered as video or phone meetings via Zoom, Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. in addition to evening availability (closed on university holidays).

HOW TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT:

  1. Submit Request: Login to Handshake and click the Career Center tab. Requests are accepted in advance of one (1) school day for most appointments and three (3) school days for Application Essays appointments. 
  2. Get Confirmed: All appointments are approved in the order in which they are requested, typically within one (1) school day of receipt. Check your UCSB account for your confirmation email with pre-appointment instructions.
  3. Mark Calendar: Set a reminder to attend your appointment on time. Let us know if plans change -- see our Department Policies for details or email careerhelp@sa.ucsb.edu
     

Schedule an Appointment

 

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Handshake

The premium platform for Gauchos to find jobs, internships, and career connections

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Career Information and Resources

Insights Worth Investigating

 

Knowledge
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Power

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We empower students to prepare for their future by consulting powerful sources of knowledge. With access to reliable resources and self-paced, on-demand digital content, Gauchos make informed decisions and move forward with confidence.

 

Career Assessments for Self-Discovery

Take an assessment to uncover your interests, personality, strengths, and values for making informed career decisions

Digital Resources Toolkit

Gain access to special resource subscriptions like Vault, IBISWorld, What Can I Do With This Major?, GoinGlobal, Big Interview, and more

Career Path Guidance Emails

Subscribe to your future and receive emails from a Career Advisor who specializes in your interests; every email includes tips, jobs, and events

On-Demand Virtual Workshop Series

View our workshop video playlist on Youtube to boost your career development at your own pace, anytime anywhere

 


 

Explore our website for all of your career development needs at UCSB.
Guide yourself through Starter Topics and Specialized Topics.

Virtual Events

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events

 

We offer a dynamic lineup of career events year-round. Ranging from premium career fairs and recruitment events, to educational workshops and panels, we provide students with hundreds of career events to attend throughout the year.

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See Events

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Engaging Opportunities We Offer

 

Internship Scholarship Program (for Undergraduate Students) >>

Increases access for students to participate in experiential learning and career exploration, supporting preparation for the job market and offsetting financial hardships associated with unpaid internships

Graduate Student Internship Fellowship Program >>

Supports graduate students in obtaining internship opportunities to gain industry experience that complements their studies

First-Gen Career Cohort: Careers in Education + Human Svcs >>

Professional development opportunity designed to support juniors and seniors in preparing for success after graduation; apply in November

 

Gaucho Job Shadow Program >>

Pairs students with professionals in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Bay Area for an opportunity to spend a half-day or full day in the workplace during Spring Break

On-Campus Interview Program >>

Connects students with interviews at UCSB with employers looking to hire for positions nationwide

Workforce Recruitment Program >>

Supports students with qualifying disabilities through opportunities to interview and obtain positions in federal government

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Let Us Know Your Thoughts

 

We want feedback from UCSB students about how we can help you succeed in your career. To provide your suggestions or input about our services, fill out this anonymous feedback form.

Contact Us

 

Hours (Virtual)

M–F 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Some services available After Hours
Call for hours during university breaks

Phone and Email

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

Mailing Address

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

 

Location

Career Services is located in Building 599, the pink building next to Storke Tower

Directions and Parking

See Visit UCSB and Campus Maps; convenient parking in Lot 22 (permit required)

Meet the Team

Get to know Our Team of staff members at Career Services

 

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