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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 get started.

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Document Review

Fast Feedback on Resumes, CVs, and Cover Letters

 

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Step 1

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 2 school days), and next-level advising. For assistance, please contact careerhelp@sa.ucsb.edu, visit Career Peer Advising, 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

 

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Step 1

Login via UCSB to Big Interview

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Learn From Video Lessons

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Submit 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 Career Peer Advising, or see Policies.

 

TO BEGIN: GO TO BIG INTERVIEW

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Career Advising

communities icon of five persons​  Career Peer Advising  communities icon of five persons

Start here for all of your career planning needs by meeting with a Career Peer Advisor in a 15-minute session. Choose from two methods below. 

DROP-IN

Hours: Mon.–Fri., 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Step 1: Enter the queue in QLess 

Step 2: Select your preferred medium:

  • In-person (Career Resources Room, Building 599)
  • Virtual (Zoom)
  • Phone (Zoom)

Step 3: Check your phone for updates -- when it’s your turn, you will receive a text with information to begin your meeting

 

 

Enter QLess

APPOINTMENT

Hours: Mon.–Fri., 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Step 1: Login to Handshake and click the Career Center menu to find the Appointments option (must schedule 24 hours prior)

Step 2: Choose the Career Peer Advising appointment category, include details about your request in the Help Requested box, and select your preferred medium: 

  • In-person (Career Resources Room, Building 599)
  • Virtual (Zoom)
  • Phone (Zoom)

Step 3: Review your confirmation email for instructions to check in to your appointment

Login to Handshake

 

 path to success icon for career paths​ Career Path Advising path to success icon for career paths

Dive deeper into your goals in a 30-minute session with a Career Counselor. Gain a referral from Career Peer Advising to utilize this service.

Appointment

Hours: Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (plus evening availability) 

Step 1: Login to Handshake and click the Career Center menu to find the Appointments option (must schedule 24 hours prior)

Step 2: Choose the best appointment category and type, include details about your request in the Help Requested box, and select your preferred medium: 

  • Virtual (Zoom)
  • Phone (Zoom)

Step 3: Review your confirmation email for instructions to check in to your appointment

Login to Handshake

 

For questions about Career Advising services, please email us at careerhelp@sa.ucsb.edu or call (805) 893-4414 during regular business hours. Services are unavailable during official university holidays. See Policies for details on Late Arrivals and No Shows.

Handshake

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

Student Login

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Recruiter Login >>

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Room Reservations at Career Services

 

Are you looking to secure a quiet space to be productive? Career Services is now offering Private Work Space to students, available with advanced reservation and contactless check in.

  • Hours: Mon.–Fri., 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Career Services, Bldg. 599.
  • Eligibility: Must be utilized for a virtual/phone job interview, career advising appointment, course exam, or academic-related studies.
  • Reservations: Available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Must be requested a minimum of one (1) school day in advance. Multiple reservations may be requested (one form per request). Limited access available during periods of high demand.

To reserve a room, submit the reservation form below or email employer.services@sa.ucsb.edu for questions.

Submit Reservation Form

Career Information and Resources

Insights Worth Investigating

 

Knowledge
=
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, CareerSpots, and more

Career Path Highlights Emails

Subscribe to receive emails from Career Path Advisors who specialize in your interests; every email includes relevant 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.

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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

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

Events

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events

 

We offer a dynamic lineup of career events year-round featuring in-person and virtual formats. 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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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

 

Building Hours

M–F 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Call for hours during university breaks
Closed during official university holidays
See Students page 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

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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