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Career Development Programs  

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Guiding You to Career Success

UCR's Career Center offers a variety of programs to assist all students on their career path, providing guidance on resume writing, job searching and interviewing. The Career Center also provides specialized programming for underrepresented student groups, including first-generation college students, undocumented students and student veterans.

ASPIRE — Abilities-focused Students: Planning, Informing, Resource building, Exploring employment — is a career-development and professional-leadership program focused on the enhancement and exploration of career skills and transferable life skills for undergraduate students with disabilities. Apply for the program here.  For more information, contact: Vanessa Lee, wei.lee@ucr.edu, (951) 827-2827; or Glyn Wild, glynw@ucr.edu, (951) 827-4538.

Butterfly Project
A partnership between the Career Center and Undocumented Student Programs, the Butterfly Project is an eight-week program designed to provide professional-development opportunities to students. In addition to completing weekly service hours, students participate in weekly workshops that focus on topics including resume and cover letter writing, internship searches, interview skills, and graduate and professional school preparation. For more information, visit go.ucr.edu/butterfly.

Get HIRED (Help International students Reach Employment Destinations) is a career-development program that aims to provide career-related, skills-building workshops, information and resources to international students in support of their U.S. and global job searches. For more information, contact: Vanessa Lee, wei.lee@ucr.edu, (951) 827-2827.

Operation VETS
Operation VETS (Veteran, Employment, Transition, Success) is a career-development program designed for student veterans and service members of all majors and class levels. This nine- to 12-session program meets during the winter and spring quarters. Sessions are led by UCR Career Center Counselors and feature professionals/employers from various industries. Students participate in workshops, group discussions, reflective exercises and cohort team-building activities during the sessions. For more information, visit go.ucr.edu/operationvets, e-mail the facilitators, Jeannette Lalama and Kristen Roberts, at operationvets@ucr.edu, or call (951) 827-3631.

ORBITS (Obtain Resources, Become Informed, Target Success) focuses on the development and exploration of career and life skills for first-generation second- and third-year transfer students. In addition to learning about the career-decision-making process, this two-quarter program helps students establish mentor relationships and includes on-site visits with employers. For more information, visit go.ucr.edu/orbits, or contact: Cristina Otegui, cristina.otegui@ucr.edu, (951) 827-2804; or Derrin Ford, , (951) 827-2738.

Visit careers.ucr.edu for additional programs and resources to assist you on your career path.

More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Career Center
Career Center Plaza

Tel: (951) 827-3631
Fax: (951) 827-2447
Student Questions: careercounseling@ucr.edu
Employer Questions: careerrecruiting@ucr.edu