Welcome to the Career Center
UCR's Career Center is dedicated to Connect, Inspire and Empower current students and alumni on their career paths. Stop by our state-of-the-art center to learn more about what it takes to become a successful professional in the workplace. Schedule an appointment with one of our career counselors for career guidance, resume reviews and interview prep. Log in to UCR Handshake or visit a career fair to find internships, part-time and full-time positions.
Updated (06/08/20) Career Center Communication to Students – COVID 19 Response
This is an update following the Chancellor's campus closure email to students (3/14/20). In response to COVID-19, the UCR Career Center is taking intentional steps to continue to support students following the Chancellor's decision to keep our campus community safe. As a result, we are shifting to virtual career counseling and drop-in appointments only through September (with the possibility of extending based on campus guidance). Please note that we are open virtually throughout summer to provide appointment services and programming.
Virtual Career Counseling Appointments (March 16th 2020 - September 2020)
-Schedule via Handshake
-Your Career Specialist will email you a link to join your appointment virtually prior to your appointment at your UCR email address.
-If you would like to schedule with a Career Specialist who is not your college-assigned Career Specialist, please email that particular staff member to schedule. Click here to find their email.
-If you need to cancel your appointment less than 24 hours ahead of the scheduled appointment, please contact your Career Specialist via email.
Virtual Drop-In Appointments (March 16th 2020 - September 2020)
-Schedule via the daily Drop-In Schedule Link on the Career Center homepage, careers.ucr.edu (each day’s drop-in schedule will be available for sign-up the evening before and will close 15 minutes prior to the end of drop-in hours for that day). Click “Quick Apply”, “Submit Application”, & then select your time slot. Please click on this video to view the tutorial on how to sign-up. Alumni who graduated in Spring 2020 or after, please email email@example.com to schedule a drop-in appointment.
-A Career Specialist will email you with a link to join your drop-in appointment virtually prior to your drop-in appointment at your UCR email address
-The Career Center’s Drop-In hours are: Monday & Wednesday 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm; Friday 10am-12pm.
Virtual career counseling and drop-in appointments will be scheduled via Zoom software and can be accessed either via computer audio and video or via dialing in using your phone. Should you have any questions or need further assistance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to continuing to serve your career readiness needs!
UCR Career Center
Create a Resume
Draft a professional looking resume or cover letter in just a few short minutes. Several different resume styles and examples are available online.
Find the Right Job
Learn all about the search process from our Career experts, including building a network, accessing online resources and what to expect from an employment agency.
Make an Appointment
Drop in, call or go online to make an appointment with a career counselor for career guidance.
Attend a Career Fair
Fairs include accounting, engineering, graduate and professional schools, teaching and law. Visit our Fairs page for locations and dates.
Schedule an Interview
Graduating students are invited to meet on-campus with prospective employers for full-time career positions, including finance, sales, engineering and technology.