Spotlight on Career Success
Rubyd Olvera3rd Year
Coachella Valley, CA
During my time at UCR, I took advantage of the Career Center Resource Room during Drop-in appointments, and set up an appointment with a counselor. I was able to revise and improve my resume, and landed my role as a Peer Advisor during my first year! I would advise students to take advantage of the resources we already pay for. Come to our Career Fairs and meet with employers. It will give you the opportunity to dive into potential career opportunities, and most importantly, make connections. It is not only who you know, but rather who knows you. If you attend our fairs regularly, recruiters will remember you, especially if you have a stellar resume! (Which folks here at the Career Center can help you polish.) Your potential career is a work in progress, and the Career Center is here to help - so don't be afraid to visit! Start soon because before you know it, your orientation friends will be walking up the stage with you to receive diplomas!
Veronica Valdez3rd Year
The Career Center offers many services to help students. During my time here at UCR, I have used some of the Career Center services, such as career fairs, workshops, information sessions, Drop-in hours, and the Resource Room. Regardless of your year here at UCR, I recommend stopping by the Career Center to take advantage of the opportunities and resources available to you. Whether it's your first or last quarter here, or you're looking for an internship or ways to enhance your resume, you won't leave the Career Center empty-handed!
Arfah Majeed4th Year
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
UCR students may not be aware of the many services the Career Center has to offer. The Drop-in hours have really helped me in the past as I've received tips on improving my resume, looked for jobs within my career interests, and collected information on work opportunities. Career fairs and panels have also helped me get a jumpstart on getting a job and networking my way into the work field. Advice I would definitely give to students is to put effort into everything you do, and get experience in whatever you can. There is no limit to what you can do, and hard work will definitely pay off in the end, especially in the work field. I recommend students use the Career Center to their advantage, and get the help they need from our counselors and services on campus.