Our office is operating remotely and available to assist you via careercounseling@ucr.edu (students) and careerrecruiting@ucr.edu (employers). More on Campus Return and COVID-19.


Welcome to the Career Center

UCR Career Center Plaza

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 (07/24/20) Career Center Communication to Students – COVID 19 Response

UCR Students:
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 Express Career Advising appointments only for the time being.  

Summer 2021 - Express Career Advising

Meet for a 15-minute career advising appointment (formerly known as “drop-in”) with a Career Center Peer Advisor, Graduate Career Counselor Intern, or Career Specialist. We can support you with Resume Review, Cover Letter Review, Internship/Job Search, Student Employment/Work Study, Interviewing Questions, Career Assessment Questions, and Graduate/Professional School Preparation Questions.

All timeslots are open to ALL students.

View the schedule below and click on the day of the week to sign up (*Please note that each day's schedule will be available for sign-up the evening before and will close 15 minutes prior to the end of express career advising hours for that day).

  • A Career Specialist/Career Peer will email you with a link to join your express career advising meeting virtually prior to your time slot at your UCR email address.  Please note that due to our staff's schedule, Zoom link will not be available to you immediately when you sign up.  








Kristen Robert, Career Specialist - Social Science

No Express Career Advising Hours


No Express Career Advising Hours 

Guadalupe Saldivar, Career Specialist - Business & Econ


Monica Cruz, Career Specialist - Engineering (BCOE)




Jennifer Tarnowski, Career Specialist - CNAS










Kimberly Kampen, Career Specialist - Humanities, Arts, Pub. Policy & Education






Vanessa Lee, Career Specialist - Graduate Students



Virtual Career Counseling Appointments

-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 career counseling and Express Career Advising 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 careercounseling@ucr.edu. We look forward to continuing to serve your career readiness needs!


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Students & Alumni: Click to Log into Handshake via CAS or (netid)@ucr.edu Account

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Create a Resume

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.

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Find the Right Job

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.

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Make an Appointment

Make an Appointment

Go online to make an appointment or sign-up for a daily Express Career Advising appointment for career guidance.

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Attend a Career Fair

Attend a Career Fair

Fairs include accounting, engineering, graduate and professional schools, teaching and law. Visit our Fairs page for locations and dates.

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Schedule an Interview

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. 

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Access Online Services

Access Online Services

A virtual version of some of our services jam-packed with the kinds of helpful resources needed to find a job or investigate your potential careers. 

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