Parents and Families

As family of a UC San Diego student, your perspective, professional and life experience have critical influence on the career development of your family member.

The  UC San Diego Career Services Center helps students determine and fulfill their career goals through a myriad of programs, including:

  • One-on-one advising on choosing a major, career goals, grad school admissions
  • On-campus interviewing and the benefit of partnerships with national and international employers
  • Direct access to grad and professional school admissions offices
  • Innovative technology and cutting edge online applications for practicing interviews, honing resumes, or conducting employer and industry research
  • Access to hundreds of jobs on- and off-campus, work-study, internships, volunteer and summer opportunities

Read more about resources accessible to your son or daughter through the Career Services Center and the professionals who serve the students.

See the Survey of Recent Graduates for salaries, industries, and job search methods used by new alumni.

The Career Services Center urges parents and families to explore the UC San Diego Parent & Family Programs office for up-to-date announcements, events and resources for families.

Featured Article: A Career Planning Course for Parentspdf

The Career Services Center is a valuable component to the UC San Diego educational experience. Here are some helpful tools to help you and your student with their career development path:

Tips for Parents pdf
Work-Study FAQ pdf

Did you know?

29% of UC San Diego students secured full-time career positions after graduation through their internship experience.


The University’s faculty and alumni have created at least 430 start-up companies, including many local biotech companies.


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