WHAT’S YOUR ROADMAP?

It’s never too early to get on the right channel toward the future. Use the 4-year roadmap below to set yourself up for success both today and tomorrow. You’ve already got the drive. We’ll help you go the distance.

First Year

First Year


GET A SENSE OF WHERE YOU WANT TO GO

This is the year to toss around ideas, explore your options, talk to recent alumni and see what’s out there. Focus on your interests and start ideating options for how you your future might unfold.

GET YOUR TRITON CAREER GUIDE

Part workbook, part how-to manual, the Triton Career Guide is packed with useful information to help you identify your strengths, build on online social network, and leverage your experiences to present your best self for whatever is next.
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DROP BY THE CAREER CENTER

Introduce yourself to friendly peer advisors during a drop-in session. You’ve got all the guidance, tools and events you need, and more.
Drop-In Advising
Directions to the Career Center

EXPLORE CORE COMPETENCIES AND THE CO-CURRICULAR RECORD

Discover exactly how the skills you learn as an undergrad translate into critical thinking, problem-solving and leadership skills that will launch you toward a strong future.
View Core Competencies
Understand the Co-Curricular Record

FIND CAREERS THAT FIT YOUR MAJOR

Start connecting the dots between your education and future profession. Get ideas, inspiration and insight about how your field of study, your experiences, and your network can set you up for a successful career.
What Can I Do with This Major?

SEE WHAT'S OUT THERE

Use these simple online tools to discover exciting—and sometimes unexpected—careers that maximize your skills and interests.
Career Assessment Tools

CRAFT A RESUME

Learn how to create a knockout resume that highlights your strengths and attracts attention.
Resume Tips

BUILD YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE

Start building your online professional presence today. Add recent work experience, internships, student awards and civic involvement information.
Go to LinkedIn

DRAFT A SOLID COVER LETTER

Your cover letter is the first thing a potential employer may read. Make sure it’s rock solid: memorable yet professional.
Cover Letter Tips

ORGANIZE YOUR CONTACTS

Start keeping track of all the people you meet—you never know who might unlock a fantastic future opportunity.

MEET WITH AN ADVISOR

Set up a one-on-one session to ask specific questions and get personalized guidance that relates to your major or area of study.
Schedule an Appointment

OFF-CAMPUS NETWORKING & RECRUITING

Stop by the Career Center, attend a workshop and learn on how to leverage the powerful 180,000+ UC San Diego alumni network to get real advice and help you navigate the job search.
Join the UC San Diego Alumni LinkedIn Group

TRITON CAREER GUIDE

This comprehensive handbook is loaded with tips and tools that demystify the process to identify your strengths, leverage your experiences, refine your social network as you apply yourself to get career ready.

GET YOUR GUIDE

VISIT US ON CAMPUS

There’s always something exciting happening at the Career Center. Stop by and see what’s going on.

DIRECTIONS TO THE CAREER CENTER
Second Year

Second Year


INCREASE YOUR INVOLVEMENT AND BUILD YOUR EXPERIENCE

Now’s the time to seek out learning opportunities and valuable experience outside of the classroom. Meet new people, sharpen your skills, and start laying the groundwork for a smooth and stress-free transition into the exciting second half of your undergrad journey—and beyond.

GET INVOLVED WITH CLUBS AND STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Make new friends and expand your network by connecting with other students who share your interests and drive.

EXPLORE INTERNSHIPS

Get hands-on experience in your major or field of study. On-campus or local area organizations post new openings daily.
View Available Internships

BUILD RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Step into the lab and start making a difference. Browse research opportunities and gain exposure to real-life science applications.
Research Opportunities

STRENGTHEN YOUR CORE COMPETENCIES

Compare which core competencies you are mastering, and ones you’re still in the process of developing.
Explore Core Competencies

FIND A JOB ON CAMPUS

UC San Diego has hundreds of jobs available specifically for students. See what’s out there and find a job that fits your schedule and skill set.
Browse Student Jobs

REFINE YOUR RESUME

Learn how to improve your resume to highlight experiences you gained in your first year to apply to those new second year experiences.
Resume Tips

SCALE YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE

Reconnect with old classmates, new friends and build your online professional presence today. Add recent work experience, internships, student awards and civic involvement information.
Go to LinkedIn

DRAFT A SOLID COVER LETTER

Your cover letter is the first thing a potential employer may read. Make sure it’s rock solid: memorable yet professional.
Cover Letter Tips

ORGANIZE YOUR CONTACTS

Keep track of all the people you meet—you never know when your paths will cross again.

OFF-CAMPUS NETWORKING & RECRUITING

Stop by the Career Center, attend a workshop and learn on how to leverage the powerful 180,000+ UC San Diego alumni network to get real advice and help you navigate the job search.
Join the UC San Diego Alumni LinkedIn Group

Internship Opportunities

Start acquiring the skills and experience that support your future career. Paid and unpaid internships are available in every area of study.

View Open Internships

On-Campus Student Organizations

Surround yourself with students whose interests are in sync with yours. Trade ideas, get inspired and take action together.

Get Involved
Third Year/Transfer Year

Third Year/Transfer Year


BUILD YOUR EXPERIENCE AND ESTABLISH YOUR NETWORK

Strengthen your skills by refining your experience. Surround yourself with mentors and peers on a similar path, so you can get a sense of what’s ahead. This is the time to start directing your focus toward clear, achievable goals that fuel your trajectory.

ATTEND CAREER CENTER EVENTS

Take advantage of networking events, job fairs, panel discussions, socials, and seminars that prepare you for a successful job, internship or graduate/professional school search.
View All Events

UPDATE YOUR RESUME

You never know when an exciting opportunity will come your way. Make sure your resume is current, so you can respond fast.
View Resume Tips

ELEVATE YOUR STANDING IN CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS

If you’ve been participating in student clubs or organizations, now’s the time to deepen your involvement. Gain more experience and apply your skills by taking on a leadership role.

BUILD YOUR RECORD OF CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Your co-curricular record (CCR) is an official record that highlights your involvement on campus. See what activities and groups are eligible.
More on the CCR

EXPAND YOUR CONTACTS

Start meeting regularly with people who share your career track or are farther along a similar path.

CONNECT WITH ALUMNI

Online, ask UC San Diego alumni with your major or in your chosen field what their careers are really like and what you can do to prepare. With over 185,000+ UC San Diego alumni, there's a few to connect with.
Alumni Advisor Network

INTERNSHIP CONVERSION

Many employers look to hire full-time jobs directly from their third year summer internship classes, don't miss this opportunity. Set a meeting with the Career Center team on how to maximize your summer and convert. It will be the best Fourth Year, ever.
View Available Internships

OFF-CAMPUS NETWORKING & RECRUITING

Stop by the Career Center, attend a workshop and learn on how to leverage the powerful 180,000+ UC San Diego alumni network to get real advice and help you navigate the job search.
Join the UC San Diego Alumni LinkedIn Group

Events for Everyone

Go where the action is. We host events for every field of study at every stage of your student journey.

View Upcoming Events

Enhance Your Resume

Is your resume as strong as it can be? Learn how to polish your resume and stand out from the crowd.

Resume Tips
Fourth Year

Fourth Year


PREP FOR YOUR JOB OR GRAD SCHOOL SEARCH

The Career Center is your bridge from undergrad life to a successful career or advanced degree. Find the right opportunity and your interview at a leading company or top graduate school.

LAND YOUR DREAM JOB

SEARCH FOR JOBS IN HANDSHAKE

Use Handshake and its massive filtering tools to find prominent organizations in your field and geography that are looking for future graduates with your skill set.
Search Jobs

ATTEND A CAREER FAIR

We bring employers directly to you. Career Fairs are your chance to get your foot in the door—without leaving campus.
Upcoming Career Fairs

SHARPEN YOUR INTERVIEW SKILLS 

Get step-by-step instructions on how to impress your interviewer and follow up like a pro. Schedule practice interviews to banish the jitters before you’re put on the spot.
Interview Tips & Tools

SUBMIT YOUR EXPERIENCE TO UPDATE YOUR CO-CURRICULAR RECORD (CCR)

Confirm that the CCR activities and positions in which you have participated as an undergrad are listed on your record.
More on the CCR

OFF-CAMPUS NETWORKING & RECRUITING 

Stop by the Career Center, attend a workshop and learn on how to leverage the powerful 180,000+ UC San Diego alumni network to get real advice and help you navigate the job search.
Join the UC San Diego Alumni LinkedIn Group

GET READY FOR GRAD SCHOOL

EXPLORE GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS

Learn more about the right advanced degree or professional curriculum that will prepare you for your chosen career field. Compare programs and start narrowing your search.
More on Graduate and Professional School

UNDERSTAND THE APPLICATION PROCESS 

Meet with an expert advisor to comb through the details of transcripts, test scores and other graduate/professional school application essentials.
More on the Application Process

FUND GRAD SCHOOL

Get a clearer understanding of what your graduate or professional school program will cost and learn more about funding resources available to you.
More on Funding Graduate School

MEET WITH A GRADUATE ADVISOR 

Come prepared with specific questions. Our graduate advisors will clarify your path and help you determine your best course of action.
Make an Appointment

Search for Jobs

Launch your career right now. Browse open positions from top local and national companies and submit your resume today.

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Get into Grad School

Explore your options to determine which advanced degree program will help you go the farthest professionally.

Grad School Tools

ADVICE FOR
EVERY FIELD

Every professional path has a unique set of opportunities and requirements for success. Learn what you can do today to prepare for a prosperous future.

HOW TO
GET STARTED

Attend an Event or Workshop

Learn useful skills, introduce yourself to employers, and grow your personal and professional networks by attending workshops, panels, mixers and more.

View Upcoming Events

Drop In

Ask a quick question, get a quick answer. Peer advisors are standing by to provide help when you need it.

MON-FRI 10:00 am – 3:00pm

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Talk to an Advisor

Get one-on-one career, internship or grad school advice from our team of expert advisors.

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