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BCOE Freshman

Freshman: Fall


Locate the Career Center & BCOE Professional Development Resources

  • Quarterly Career Calendar which lists workshops, career fairs, and employer information sessions. Pdf version available at careers.ucr.edu.
  • Locate BCOE Job Bulletin Board in the Student Affairs Lounge
  • Read email announcements sent by BCOE Professional Development Officer and the Career Center

Login to Handshake

  • Careers.ucr.edu ➝ Student Login:  Explore job listings, create a resume and check out the tools, resources

Learn about on campus resources


Attend the Freshman: Your Career Game Plan workshop to help you set career goals for your first year. Go to Handshake ➝ Events ➝ Search for upcoming events


Explore Engineering professional organizations

Freshman: Winter

Attend a Resume Writing workshop and meet with a counselor to critique your resume

  • Draft resume and cover letter using samples on our website

Get involved


Research summer opportunities

Freshman: Spring

Resume and cover letter critique (if you haven't done it yet)

  • Get your resume and cover letter reviewed during drop in (M-TH, 10am- 3pm and F, 10am-12pm at the Career Center)

Faculty/Professional informational interview

  • Develop networking skills and learn about careers by interviewing faculty (pick up a handout on informational interviews at the Career Center)

Apply for summer opportunities

Freshman: Summer

Summer experience

  • Take on a part-time summer job or volunteer experience
  • Write down your experiences and skills you learned to help you write them into your resume

Informational interviews


Set goals

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