Students

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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.

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Document Review

Online Service for Resumes, CVs, and Cover Letters

 

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Step 1: Submit Document

Upload your resume, CV, or cover letter to our Document Review team by signing into your UCSB email account. If applicable, tell us the position to which you are applying.

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Step 2: Receive Feedback

Within two (2) school days, get quick feedback to your UCSB email account for 30+ checkpoints across three Professional Document Competencies.

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Step 3: Level Up

Unlock access to schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor for additional feedback on your document. Or, submit a new file for Document Review.

 

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Lightbulb icon  Want the best feedback ratings? Check out our tips on Resumes and Cover Letters to enhance your document before you submit!

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.

 

Self-Discovery Assessments

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

Career Path Guidance Emails

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

Digital Resources Toolkit

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

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.

Career Advising

Individual Sessions for Your Career Development

Virtual Appointments

Meet virtually with a Career Counselor who can assist with your individual career goals and needs. Appointments are offered via virtual or phone meetings, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. in addition to evening availability.

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 general appointments, two (2) school days for Mock Interviews, and three (3) school days for Application Essays. Appointments for Resumes/CVs and Cover Letters require an approved Document Review prior to your request.
  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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Virtual Drop-in

Do you need a quick career chat? Whether you have a specific question in mind or you are not yet sure what to ask, tune into virtual drop-in hours for individual assistance on demand. This is a great way to get started with our career advising services!

HOW TO ACCESS DROP-IN:

  1. Join Line: Enter our virtual line, powered by QLess technology, during Career Services drop-in hours as indicated below:
            Monday through Friday from 1–4 p.m.
  2. Get Alerted: After joining the virtual line, you will be placed in a queue and provided an estimated wait time via text message.
  3. Begin Session: Once you reach the front of the line, you will receive a phone call to begin your 10-minute session with a member from our team.

 

Click the button below during drop-in hours to begin.
 

Access Drop-in via QLess

 

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Handshake

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

Student Login

Alumni Login >>

Recruiter Login >>

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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

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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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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