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.
All UC San Diego students have a Handshake account. The account is created automatically with the student's ucsd.edu email sometime after registration. If your account was created, log into your account at https://ucsd.joinhandshake.com/ and select UC San Diego Student SSO option to login.
If you are an incoming student and can't log in, please DO NOT request a Handshake account. Instead, wait until the end of June for your account to be created. Once created, you will receive an email confirmation from Handshake to verify your account and login using your Single Sign On (SSO).
GET YOUR TRITON CAREER GUIDEPart 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.
DROP BY THE CAREER CENTERIntroduce yourself to friendly peer advisors during a drop-in session. You’ve got all the guidance, tools and events you need, and more.
Directions to the Career Center
EXPLORE CORE COMPETENCIES AND THE CO-CURRICULAR RECORDDiscover 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 THEREUse these simple online tools to discover exciting—and sometimes unexpected—careers that maximize your skills and interests.
Career Assessment Tools
CRAFT A RESUMELearn how to create a knockout resume that highlights your strengths and attracts attention.
BUILD YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILEStart building your online professional presence today. Add recent work experience, internships, student awards and civic involvement information.
Go to LinkedIn
DRAFT A SOLID COVER LETTERYour 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 CONTACTSStart keeping track of all the people you meet—you never know who might unlock a fantastic future opportunity.
MEET WITH AN ADVISORSet 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 & RECRUITINGStop 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