Career Development Programs
Guiding You to Career Success
UCR's Career Center partners with many other departments to offer 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.
A partnership with UCR's Student Disability Resource Center, 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.
A partnership with UCR's Undocumented Student Programs, the Butterfly Project is a 10-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.
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.
Internship Success Program
A partnership with UCR’s Academic Resource Center and Career Center, the Internship Success Program provides UC Riverside undergraduate students with the opportunity to prepare for and secure internships and/or other experiential learning opportunities through self-assessment, skill building, and connecting to resources. Participants also get many opportunities to network with employers, campus staff, and peers.
A partnership with UCR's Veterans Resource Center, 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.
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.