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CNAS Senior

Senior: Fall

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

Continue to participate in the Job Discovery Series and Senior Success series each quarter.

Develop a targeted resume.

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

  • By interviewing with employers through OCI, you are drastically reducing the competition for jobs. Learn more about OCI.

Attend career fairs on campus.

  • Engineering and Technology Fair and the STEM Fair (RSVP via UCR Handshake).

Practice your interview skills.

  • Make a mock interview appointment with a career counselor.

Complete Graduate/Professional School applications. (Graduate School Track)

  • Collect completed letters of recommendation, transcripts and your final personal essay to prepare for submission.
  • Fall is also the time to re-take the GRE if you are looking for a final chance to improve your score!

Complete supplementary application materials, prepare for interviews and campus visits, and sign up to take/retake MCAT in the spring (Click here). (Pre-Med Track)

Senior: Winter


  • Keep your contacts updated on your job search. Ask for advice and guidance regarding openings … NOT A JOB! Learn more about networking.
  • Stay proactive using your LinkedIn profile in your job search.

Apply/interview for positions.

  • Remember to follow up with employers to make sure they received your resume and/or application two weeks after applying.

Senior: Spring

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

  • Many employers interview students at the Career Center for full-time positions. Learn more about OCI.

Attend the Spring Job Fair Career Night and the Last Chance Job Fair.

  • This is your time to shine. Practice your intro to employers, take plenty of copies of your resume and definitely research the participating employers BEFORE the event.  RSVP  here and see the participant list.

Tell us your plans!

Complete your placement information in UCR Handshake (Resources section) so that we can tell administrators, the employer community and future UCR students about your accomplishments. 

Take/Retake MCAT Exam. (Pre-Med Track)

Accept a job and/or commit to graduate school.*
*(Graduate School Track)

Senior: Summer

Begin your exciting career! 

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