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CNAS Freshman

Freshman: Fall

Visit the Career Center and meet with a counselor.

  • Pick up the quarterly Career Calendar which lists workshops, career fairs, and employer information sessions. PDF version available at careers.ucr.edu.

Attend the First Year Career Plan Workshop.

Learn about on-campus resources.

Freshman: Winter

Draft your resume and cover letter.

Attend a Choosing a Major Workshop.

  • Click here to RSVP.

Get involved!

Research summer opportunities.

Timeline for Application/Admission to Medical Schools:

  •  AAMC (Pre-Med track)

Freshman: Spring

Resume and cover letter critique.

  • Get your resume and cover letter reviewed during drop-in hours (Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m.-noon).

Faculty/professional informational interviews.

  • Develop networking skills and learn about careers by interviewing faculty and professionals in your field of interest. Download a copy of   Informational Interviews handout.

Visit  the Health Professions Advising Center. (Pre-Med and Health Professions Track)

Research summer opportunities.

Undergraduate research experience.

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.

  • Meet with professionals in your field of interest and ask questions about their jobs. Click here for more information.
  • Create a LinkedIn account to begin establishing your online professional image and building your network. Attend a Mastering LinkedIn workshop.

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