Graduate Advising Services

Graduate Career Coaches

Our graduate career coaches provide career and professional development coaching to graduate students, with a particular focus on advising and programming for master's and PhD students.

For PhD advising please meet with Executive Director, Hassan Akmal.

Meet the team

Schedule an Appointment

Our expert coaches understand your unique career path and are here to answer your questions.

Schedule a 30-minute appointment with one to discuss resume and CV, networking tips, interview techniques, and more!

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Graduate career peer educator

The Graduate Career Development Team includes graduate student experts who can advise on topics including resume writing, CV's, internship opportunities, and more.

Drop ins are virtual and held over Zoom. 

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Empower your career journey with transformative workshops designed specifically for graduate students, providing essential skills, insights, and strategies to navigate the job market with confidence.

Upcoming Events

Workshops on YouTube

Check out our Career Center YouTube Channel, where you can watch previous graduate workshops and trainings we've hosted. For your convenience, we've created a Graduate Playlist that's carefully crafted just for you.


Join Our Newsletter

Join our GradCareers HASS or GradCareers STEM Google Groups to stay on top of events, insights, and resources for graduate students. Manage your membership by clicking "join" or "leave group" under "My membership settings".


Morgan Jones
Pronouns: she/her/her
UC San Diego Graduate Program: Rady School of Management Business Analytics Masters Program

About: Building community and sharing relevant resources with my peers has been monumentally impactful to my academic journey as it has taught me the value of bridging relationships with those around me. Having advised and interacted with many students during my undergrad through leadership positions and campus jobs, I knew that servicing graduate students at UCSD would be a natural fit for me. As an analyst that is dedicated to finding solutions, I have found my work in the Career Center to be extremely fulfilling as I get to assist other graduate students with tackling their career journeys head on! I enjoy being of service to my peers and providing resources that can aid them in finding their true passions and building up their confidence as professionals in their fields.

Sara Sparks
Pronouns: she/her/hers
UC San Diego Graduate Program: Ethnic Studies Doctoral Program

About: Hi! I am Sara (she/her), and I am a first-year doctoral student in the Ethnic Studies Department at UC San Diego. Coming from a multi-disciplinary background in comparative ethnic studies, agricultural business, and higher education, I have developed a passion for collaborative processes and building community within various spaces. While working in the career center, it is my goal to utilize these passions to work alongside graduate students in preparing for career trajectories. By supporting the ways graduate students highlight and understand their gifts/skills, it is my hope that they will feel confident in cultivating and telling their professional stories.