Meet Employers on Campus
The Career Center offers more than 70 career fairs, workshops, information sessions, and networking events for students every quarter. That's more than 200 events on campus each year! Fairs are held throughout the academic year, some with targeted audiences such as engineering, teaching, accounting, and graduate and professional schools. Build your resume, plan for life after college, and meet and talk to representatives from top companies. Unless otherwise specified, UCR Career Fairs are only open to those in the UC system and require a student ID or proof of UC education for admission. For specific information about any of our fairs, please contact our office at (951) 827-3631.
Career Workshop Calendar
An effective resume will sell your skills and abilities to an employer and help you get an interview. Topics covered in this workshop will include how to format and develop an effective resume, how to "grow" your resume as you continue throughout school, how to formulate professional accomplishment statements, and resume Do's and Don'ts.
Cover Letter Writing
It is very important to always send a cover letter along with an application or resume to an employer. Its purpose is to introduce you and show the prospective employer how your background fits their particular job. Come and learn how to write an effective and original letter in this workshop!
Successful Interviewing: What You Need to Know Before, During, and After the Interview. Do you REALLY know what it takes to be a successful interviewee? Do you know all the do's and don’ts of interviews? If not, this seminar will teach you what you need to do in order to put your best foot forward towards getting that job. The workshop will guide you from what to wear, how to act, provide you with sample questions, and ultimately it will prepare you to give an excellent interview that will help you get the job. This workshop welcomes students from all years.
Where are the Jobs? The Hidden Job Market
In today’s economy, the same old way of doing things won’t work! Come and learn how to develop job search strategies to land a job in today’s challenging job market.
Networking Your Way to a Job
Networking is your best to landing a job. But if you’re like most students, the thought of networking is downright intimidating! Attend this workshop and learn what networking actually is, how to get started, basic tips on how to maintain and develop contacts, and how to build new networks. Warning: Don’t wait until you need a job to attend this workshop because networking takes TIME!
Choosing a Major
Need to declare or change your major? Confused about majors and careers and not sure what to do or who to talk to? Don’t panic! Come to this workshop and learn how to find a major that fits with your interests, abilities, and values. Get a list of resources to help you develop your own personal action plan. Open to ALL students.
Career Plan Series
Let the Career Center help you explore, plan, and set goals to get your career plan on track. Come learn what you need to do EACH YEAR to help you prepare for life after college. Your career plan starts now!
Social Media in Your Job Search
Did you know 92% of companies use or plan to use social media to recruit? Are you
using social networking sites successfully to connect with recruiters and search for
jobs? You need to learn how to connect with companies, research job opportunities,
establish your professional brand, and network using LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook,
and more. The business of hiring has changed and you need to prepare now!
Featuring: How to Build a Professional Student LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn: How to Build Your Profile
LinkedIn is like Facebook with a suit on--a social networking site where you can search for internships and entry-level jobs, research and follow companies, and create a professional profile that will attract recruiters to you! This workshop will teach you how to build a complete profile and how to leverage your connections. We will also introduce some of the hidden features of LinkedIn!
LinkedIn: Your Internship & Job Search
Come to this workshop to learn how to use LinkedIn to find and land a JOB or INTERNSHIP!!! We will reveal the Top 10 ways to leverage LinkedIn to build your professional network, enhance your profile to “All-Star” status, and find Alumni who are working for companies like Google, The Big 4 Accounting Firms, Microsoft, and many more. To fully take advantage of this workshop, make sure you have attended our, “LinkedIn: How to Build Your Profile” workshop. Please visit our website at www.careers.ucr.edu to view our Google calendar for workshop days/times.
Professional Etiquette: Workplace Do's and Dont's
You spend a lot of time looking for a job, but have you considered what it takes to be successful once you get there? Professionalism, work ethic, and communication skills are consistently among the top five "very important" applied skills for job success for new workforce entrants. Employers are certainly going to be looking for these qualities during the hiring process, as well as during your probation period when you first get on the job. Come and learn what you may not realize could be serious roadblocks to your success. Topics include: dress code, professional emails and voicemails, what to do when you're sick, managing your relationship with your supervisor, professional and personal boundaries, etc.
Finding an Internship
An internship is a great way to "test out" a potential career path to see if it’s right for you. As an intern you will gain experience that will help you land your dream job after graduation while possibly earning academic credit. This workshop will explain what qualifies as an internship and how you can find one. We will show you tools and resources to guide you through the process of applying for an internship and help you land the internship opportunity of your dreams. Expand your network, boost your resume - get an internship!
Part-Time Job Search/Resume Writing
Attend two workshops in one! The job search workshop will teach you strategies to find a job by using a variety of techniques. Whether you are looking for a part-time job, an internship, or even full-time work, these strategies will help you explore your options. The resume workshop is designed for students who do not have a resume or who wish to start from scratch. This workshop will get you started and provide you with resources to build your resume as you continue through school.
Graduate Student Workshops
On-Campus Exam Prep Seminars
Each quarter, the UCR Academic Resource Center offers free skill-building classes and several graduate exam prep seminars for a modest fee. Seminars for GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT typically run four weeks and cost about $275. All seminars are led by professional staff members with advanced degrees, who provide regular evaluations of writing by an experienced college English instructor.
Kaplan and Princeton Review are the two most well known providers of test preparation seminars and materials. Fees range from a few hundred dollars to two thousand dollars depending on the materials and services requested. Be sure to check our calendar often. It be will be updated with workshops, information sessions and other events related to graduate and professional school preparation.
Please contact us if you have questions. We're happy to help!