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The UCR Alumni Association and the UCR Career Center are committed to providing current students and alumni with meaningful networking opportunities. This is why we decided to introduce the UCR Career Network — a powerful tool that gives students and alumni access to mentoring, job boards, and endless connections. Join the community at


Stay Connected and Make a Difference

Whether you are a UCR grad in need of career assistance, a professional recruiting for your organization or an alumnus interested in mentoring current students – we welcome your continued participation with UCR!

  • New UCR graduates automatically receive a 1 year extension of Career Center services (except on-campus interviews). The number of career counseling appointments will be determined by the counselor.

Take Advantage of Our Alumni Services


UCR Handshake ACCESS - No Charge

  • Online access to UCR Handshake (job search database, CareerShift, Focus 2, Imagine PhD)
  • No expiration date
  • Alumni with summer 2017 and later graduation date should automatically have accounts

 Click HERE to fill out your request access to UCR Handshake.

ONE-TIME RESUME REVIEW: - Free if you are member of the UCR Alumni Association

  • Get one session of effective 30-minute resume review, by Zoom or in-person
  • You must email your resume at least one business day before your appointment
  • Sign up here to register for free UCR Alumni Association membership.
  • Call (951) 827-3631 to set up an appointment with a career specialist. Proof of UCR Alumni Association membership required prior to appointment scheduling.

 Click HERE to fill out your request a Resume Resume session. 

UCR HIGHLANDER PACKAGE - Services Temporary Unavailable

  • Online access to UCR Handshake (job search database, CareerShift, Focus 2, Imagine PhD) with no expiration date
  • Career counseling appointments
  • Counselor-selected career assessment exams ($20 per assessment)
  • On-campus interview services are not included
  • Expires one year from date of purchase

Share Your Wisdom

As an alumnus/a, you offer current students a unique perspective about where a UCR diploma can take them.

  • Share your industry experiences through informational interviews
  • Post jobs and internships in UCR Handshake for current students and fellow UCR alumni
  • Participate in information sessions sponsored by your company
  • Encourage your employer to recruit UCR students via our On-Campus Interview Programs
  • Register your company for one of our Career Fairs.

Post a Job or Internship

Posting job and internship listings at UCR is free. Job and internship listings are available any time to students online via our password-protected UCR Handshake portal. Opportunities posted are exclusively for UCR students and UC alumni.

To use UCR's job posting service, please register for UCR Handshake if you haven't already done so. The process is quick and easy. You will receive an email providing login information soon after you register.


Contact us at or (951) 827-3631.

Equal Opportunity Employment Affirmation

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement: The University of California, Riverside, Career Center does not make its interviewing facilities and online job listing services available to employers who unlawfully discriminate in the selection of employees on the basis of age, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability or any other basis prohibited by applicable Federal and State laws. We reserve the right to refuse service to employers due to any violation of University of California rules and regulations.

Join the UCR Alumni Association

Joining the UCR Alumni Association is a great way to keep in touch with your classmates, find fellow UCR alumni in your job field or who live near you, and stay up to date on the campus as a whole.

Learn more and join now!  Currently, there will be no cost to join.

UC Riverside Alumni Stories


Taylor Pollard ’16 (Art)

Taylor Pollard ’16 (Art)

Just one year after graduating from UCR, Taylor launched the "Flexin' In My Complexion" fashion brand in response to her sister, Kheris Rogers, being bullied for her dark skin. After going viral on social media and with endorsements from celebrities like Alicia Keys and Lupita Nyong’o, the clothing line grew into an empowerment movement and earned $100,000 in its first year. Today, Taylor and her sister continue to grow their family-run fashion business while sharing their inspirational story through speaking engagements around the country.


Allen Van Tran ’15 (Chemical Engineering)

Allen Van Tran ’15 (Chemical Engineering)

Just months after graduating from UCR’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, Allen Van Tran was hired by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) as an Engagement Systems Engineer/Analyst. Allen uses his engineering skills and experience to further NAVSEA’s objective to engineer, build and support the US Navy’s fleet of ships and combat systems. Allen is also a first-generation college graduate and the youngest alumni in BCOE’s history to establish an endowment.


Kabir Singh ’08 (Business Administration)

Kabir Singh ’08 (Business Administration)

Since graduating from UCR, Kabir Singh has combined his skills as a voice actor, poet, philosopher and entrepreneur to create KabirsVoice, a fully equipped professional voiceover studio in Los Angeles, CA with clients including Nike, Pandora, Microsoft, T-Mobile, Nintendo and LG. Kabir also acts as a speaker, teacher and mentor to help youth, vulnerable communities and business groups build strength and integrity by finding their voice.


Dr. Margaret Sawires ’06 (Psychology)

Dr. Margaret Sawires ’06 (Psychology)

After earning her bachelor of arts degree in psychology at UCR, Margaret went on to become a licensed clinical psychologist and is now the owner of Urban Psych, a private practice serving diverse populations in San Diego, CA. She prides herself in working hard to gain a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of the problems her patients face, and works collaboratively with them to achieve the various goals they have for themselves.

Alumni seeking services associated with career coaching and career transitions could seek out community resources and/or professional career services.

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