My Career Tools

Log in to Handshake to access restricted tools for UC San Diego students and alumni.  Other tools are hyperlinked. You will find references to these tools throughout The Career Center website.

Triton Career Guide 2017-2018 Edition

Career Assessment and Exploration Tools


Discover your Dream Career

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ® (MBTI) is one of the most popular assessments on the market. It is a powerful assessment instrument for revealing one’s personality type, identifying criteria for career satisfaction and providing possible career options. Step I and Step II assessments are available.

The Strong Interest Inventory ® (SII) is the leading career planning tool for those seeking career direction. It provides a comprehensive report of your interest patterns across a range of occupations and identifies some occupational titles that may satisfy your interests.


Occupational Outlook Handbook

The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.



ONET OnLine is a tool for career development and job analysis with detailed descriptions of job function, skills, education, and employment trends.


myIDP Individual Development Plan

For PhDs in the STEM field.  Learn how to leverage your expertise into a satisfying and productive career.   An individual development plan (IDP) helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best.



Free online career exploration, assessment, and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.


The Versatile PhD

Thinking about next steps in your career? Interested in exploring non-academic career options? Look to The Versatile PhD for information, resources and support.



Traitify is a unique visual personality assessment that gives you a better understanding of your personality and allows you to make better decisions about career direction.


What Can I Do With This Major?

Learn about typical careers and types of employers that hire people with each major and strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.

Job/Internship Application Prep Tools

Job/Internship Search Tools



Handshake is UC San Diego's database of off-campus jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities and on-campus jobs (including work-study). It is also the access point to the Career Services Center's online job tools available exclusively to current students and those meeting eligibility requirements. 

Going Global


Interested in landing an international career? Search over 500,000 international jobs and internships. Obtain expert advice on CV, resume, work permit & visa requirements for work abroad. Identify companies who have submitted H1B visa applications.


Looksharp is the largest internship and entry-level jobs marketplace dedicated entirely to students and new grads.



Interested in working for a startup? AngelList is a platform bringing together startup companies, angel investors and job seekers.



Find volunteer opportunities, nonprofit jobs, internships, and organizations working to change the world.



This resource contains the online version of Foreign Firms Operating in the U.S., and U.S. Firms Operating Abroad, both which are great for job and internship hunters, or others seeking international company information. Search criteria can include geography, industry, size of company, and much more.  ACCESS: Students must be connected to the UCSD VPN if trying to access UNIWORLD off-campus. 

Company Directories

The UC San Diego Library provides a list of resources to help you do quick company look-ups and/or create lists based on criteria like 'give me all the companies in San Diego that have under 250 employees.' Use these resources to research companies that you are interested in working for as part of the job preparation and application process.  ACCESS: Some resources require connection through the UCSD VPN if trying to access the subscriptions off-campus.


Search job listings, see anonymous salary details for any job or company, and read what real employees have to say about any company.                         


Internship Supersite

Learn how to make the most of your internship and find list of internship search engines.                                                                                           


Job Search Basics

Learn how to make the most of your job search and clarifying goals.                                                                                                                      


Additional Job Search Platforms


Interview Prep Tools



Practice your interviews in private using simple webcam setup.  Record your interview and review it with a Career Services advisor. Tighten your delivery.

Interviewing Basics

Networking Tools


Alumni Advisor Network

Connect with UC San Diego Alumni for career conversations, resume critiques, and mock interview opportunities.


A networking tool to find connections to recommended job candidates, industry experts, business partners and search for jobs.   

Networking Basics

Learn how to make the most of networking and various resources to connect with people.                                                     

Engaged Learning Tools

Research Experience & Applied Learning (REAL) Portal

The Research Experience & Applied Learning (REAL) Portal offers research, internship, international, service learning, entrepreneurial, leadership, and other co-curricular opportunities that help students build real-world skills by applying knowledge gained in the classroom.

Co-Curricular Transcript

Capture co-curricular activities on an official transcript. Coming soon.

Enhanced Electronic Transcript

Extends your academic transcript to include contextual information about your courses and instructors.
For additional help, come into the Career Services Center or schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor via Handshake. Learn more about your Career Advisors and their specializations at the staff directory page.