University of California, Riverside

Alumni Career Services

Digital Career Conversations

 

Join us to hear fellow UCR alumni who are industry experts or career coaching specialists on a variety of useful and relevant career development topics. These 45-minute digital career conversations will give you the skills and confidence to take your career plans to the next level.

Monthly at 12pm (PST); Complimentary for all Alumni (and Students) of UCR 

 

Career Guides

 

Explore these step by step guides on every stage of the career development process from building a career brand through to networking strategically to implement career best practices.

 

Career Coaches Network

 

We’ve partnered with Career Coaches to serve UCR Alumni with special discounts. Are you looking to land your first job? Seeking to make a transition? Or seeking to advance from your current position? Our Preferred Career Coaches are here for you.

 

Listen to our Library

 

Check out our library of Digital Career Conversations featuring influential alumni and career experts on a wide range of career development topics such as How to Network for the Job Search; LinkedIn or The First 100 Days on the Job and more.

 

Network

Networking is the single most important aspect of a job search or career advancement plan.  Utilize our Networking Guide and the LinkedIn Career Insights Tool to build a strategic networking plan for your job search or career advancement goals. Also connect with more than 100 000 Highlanders through our Alumni LinkedIn Group as well as through our regional networks.

– Internal referrals are 5X more likely to be hired compared to other recruiting sources (Jobvite 2017)

 

Employers

Email alumnicareers@ucr.edu with a brief job description, with instructions on how alumni can apply for jobs at your company. The description will be posted on the UCR Alumni Association LinkedIn Group which reaches over 7, 500 Highlanders as well as to other social platforms.

Log on to the Career Center website and post a job for current students or recent graduates.

 

Career Center

 

A successful job search or career advancement plan requires a clearly defined target by industry and function. Career self-assessments (such as the Myers Briggs, CareerLeader, Strong Interest Inventory or Gallup’s Strengthfinder) offered at a 20% discounted rate by the Career Center, will get you started.  The Career Center also offers numerous other services worth exploring such as Career Fairs.

 

Members

Alumni Association members also receive up to 30% off job search services through FlexJobs. Sign in to your alumni benefits portal to access your savings or join today.