Professional & Career Services

UC Santa Cruz is dedicated to supporting the professional success of all of our alumni. We support a variety of professional networks and services. Browse below for webinars, online communities, courses, career fairs, and more! If there is a resource you'd like to see that isn't listed, please contact Kara Snider, klea@ucsc.edu

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    Virtual Career Events

    Here you will have access to recorded webinars and upcoming virtual events put on by UC Santa Cruz and the UC Alumni Career Network that are designed to help you navigate your industry.

    Check out our recorded and upcoming virtual career events here

     

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    Hire a Slug!

    Calling all Banana Slug recruiters, hiring managers, and business owners! One of the best ways you can support your alumni network is by hiring students and other alumni. Here’s how:
    • Create an employer account in Handshake, the UCSC job and internship platform for students and young alumni.
    Use the #SlugsHireSlugs hashtag when posting jobs on social media.
    Share a job or internship to be included in the weekly student career newsletter by submitting them here. Best if you are a small business or just have 1 position you’d like to hire a Slug for.

     

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    Career Advice Network

    Register as an advisee to browse the database of alumni advisors, and book consultations. Create a profile as an advisor to offer career advice, resume critiques and/or mock interviews to fellow Banana Slugs, registration is fast and easy. Learn more here.

    Sign in to your account.
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    UC Santa Cruz Alumni Career Design Fellowship

    We've partnered with the career design experts at Mission Collaborative to bring you the Alumni Career Design Fellowship, a 30-day online program to help UCSC alumni like you get the clarity and plan you need to find a fulfilling career that fits you. Whether you're early, mid, or late career, the Fellowship will give you the structure and accountability you need to make the breakthrough progress you've been struggling to achieve on your own, while fitting into your busy schedule. Click here for more information.

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    UC Santa Cruz Career Center

    We know that the need for career support extends past graduation. The UC Santa Cruz Career Center extends use of most its online tools, at no cost, to all UC Santa Cruz alumni. Access online resources, job and internship postings in Handshake, free access to workshops and job fairs. Plus, grads from the Class of 2017 through 2020 have free access to drop-in advising and career coach appointments through September 15, 2020. Secedule a session for job searches tips, résumé review, graduate school tips, interview support, and career choice advice. The Career Center has a wealth of online resources and guides to help you land your dream job. Learn more about Career Services for alumni.

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    Career Coach Directory

    Looking for career advice? Why not learn from a fellow Banana Slug! The Career Coach Directory is comprised of UC Santa Cruz alumni who have dedicated their careers to helping others grow in their professional paths. Our alumni coaches are trained in a variety of fields and some offer a discount to Banana Slugs on their diverse range of services. Click here to learn more! 

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    LinkedIn

    UC Santa Cruz has over 85,000 Banana Slugs on LinkedIn, with over 10,000 members in the official alumni group. This is a great resource to explore what other Banana Slugs are doing and build your professional network. 

    Join the UC Santa Cruz Alumni Group

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    UC Alumni Career Network

    The UC Alumni Career Network is a high-impact, online series designed to provide UC alumni and community members with the insights, information, and connections to launch, grow and expand your career opportunities.
    Click here for more information.

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    Alumni Discount on UC Santa Cruz Extension Courses 

    For the 2020 Spring and Summer Quarters, the UCSC Extension is excited to offer to UC Santa Cruz alumni a special discount of 25% off all Summer Courses

    Check out the course catalog here  and Check out additional alumni discounts here

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    Host A Company Tour

    Interested in hosting a virtual or in-person tour of your organization? Co-hosted by Career Success and Alumni Engagement, Company Tours gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to virtually explore industries, employers, and job opportunities. They allow you to support young banana slugs in their career paths, showcase the work you are doing, and attract talent. We can work with you to tailor an event to fit your needs. Please fill out this form if you or your organization is interested in hosting a Virtual Company Tour.

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    Informational Interviewing

    Are you looking to change professions or explore your industry? Do you want to know about a future role or company? Get started by practicing Informational Interviewing--allowing you to efficiently access information about industries, companies, or roles. Click here for more information.


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