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CHASS Junior

Junior: Fall

Attend the Third Year Career Plan Workshop and stay connected throughout the year with a career counselor.

Continue to participate in the Job Discovery Series and Social Networking Week each quarter.

Update your resume.

  • Highlight related experience. No more high school information!

Research and apply for internships.

  • Use all of your resources (i.e., UCR Handshake, career counselors, friends, family, professional associations, etc.) to target relevant internships.
  • To receive academic credit for your internship, make sure to register for the 198-I course in your major.
  • Sign up for our On-Campus Interviewing program at the Career Center.

Discuss career options.

  • Make an appointment with a career counselor to discuss/identify your options. For appointments, call (951) 827-3631.

Practice interview skills.

Practice introducing and marketing yourself to employers.

Review graduate/professional school application requirements to determine deadlines. (Graduate School Track)

  • Attend the Graduate & Professional School Information Day and the Law School Information Day. For more information, click here.

Junior: Winter

Participate in the On-Campus Interview (OCI) Program.

  • Employers interview UCR students at the Career Center for internship and full-time positions.
  • Attend an OCI workshop for application instructions.
  • Learn more about OCI.

Contact references to ask for letters of recommendation for graduate or professional school. (Graduate School Track)

Prepare for the GRE or LSAT exam. (Graduate School Track)

Junior: Spring

Apply for internships and/or research opportunities.

  • Didn’t find anything on Handshake? Try contacting companies directly. Check out CareerShift and Career Insider via UCR Handshake.

Attend Career Night: The Spring Job Fair & the Last Chance Job Fair.

Take the GRE or LSAT Exam (Graduate School Track).

  • Schedule a time to take the GRE or LSAT exam. (Graduate School Track)

Junior: Summer

Gain experience (internships, research, part-time work, volunteering, etc.).

  • Be curious about the job opportunities in your environment. What are the different positions available? What are the qualifications for those jobs?

Review and set goals.

  • Reflect on what you’ve experienced so far and identify next steps.

Draft your personal essay. (Graduate School Track)

  • Draft your personal statement for graduate/professional school and have it critiqued by a faculty member or trusted person for content and grammatical errors.

Take the GRE or LSAT. (Graduate School Track)

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