Career Resources

We’ll help you earn money for school, connect with employers and choose your career path.

 

Find an on- or off-campus job through the UCR Career Center. You’ll get support from career counselors, workshops, job boards and events. You can also apply for the Work-Study Program to earn money for college through part-time work at approved locations.

See more financial aid resources for transfer students.
Every quarter, you can attend the Transfer Career Plan, a workshop that gives you a step-by-step plan for career success. Build relationships, boost your resume, learn job search skills and plan for what happens after graduation.

Explore Career Center Workshops
Download the Transfer Career Plan.
Meet representatives from top companies at exclusive career fairs, workshops, info sessions and networking events each quarter. Career fairs range from general recruitments to industry-specific opportunities.

Explore our career fairs.
UCR is one of a few universities to offer research opportunities to all undergraduate students! This advantage catapults you to the top of the list for jobs and/or graduate school.

Explore all UCR undergraduate research opportunities.
At UCR, you’ll be able to search our select internship listings and attend the Nuts and Bolts of Internships Workshop (virtually or in person). It will help you find an internship, get academic credit and obtain recommendations.

Find out how UCR helps you find internships.
With more than 450 student orgs, you will easily find professional groups to connect with.

Explore student organizations.
Find jobs so that you can work while you’re in school, improve your resume and practice interviewing with the help of our career counselors, workshops, job boards and events.

Discover the UCR Career Center.

Student Profile - Joshua King

“One of the many resources I’ve used at UCR is the Career Center and SCOTjobs. I’ve been able to build up some really good connections right away and get ready to move my dream into becoming a reality.”

 

Joshua King, Fourth-Year, Media and Cultural Studies
Transferred from Copper Mountain Community College

Special UCR Career-Prep Programs

ORBITS (Obtain Resources, Become Informed, Target Success) is a career program for first-generation students. Learn about the career decision-making process, establish mentor relationships and visit employers on site in this two-quarter program. Learn more about ORBITS.
Operation VETS (Veteran, Employment, Transition, Success) is a career development program for student veterans and service members. This nine- to 12-session program meets during the winter and spring quarters. UCR Career Center counselors lead sessions featuring professionals and employers from various industries as well as workshops, discussions and cohort team-building activities. Learn more about Operation VETS.
ASPIRE (Abilities focused Students: Planning, Informing, Resource building, Exploring employment) is a career development and professional leadership program for students with disabilities. Learn more about ASPIRE here or contact vanessa.lee@ucr.edu or glynw@ucr.edu.
The Butterfly Project is a partnership between the Career Center and Undocumented Student Programs. It’s an eight-week program designed to provide professional development opportunities for undocumented students. Students participate in weekly service hours, resume and cover letter writing workshops, internship searches, interview practice, and graduate and professional school preparation. Learn more about The Butterfly Project.
Get HIRED (Help International students Reach Employment Destinations) provides career-related, skill-building workshops and resources to international students in support of their U.S. and global job searches. Learn more about Get HIRED here or contact vanessa.lee@ucr.edu.