United by the Past, Connected for the Future

As a UCR Alum, you have the support of your campus community for life. More than 136,000 Highlanders strong, UCR Alumni Association offers career services to engage, support, and unite a strong network of successful, influential alumni who can help you jumpstart or advance your career.

Upcoming Career Services Events

UCR Career Network

The UCR Alumni Association is committed to providing current students and alumni with meaningful networking opportunities. This is why we decided to introduce the UCR Career Network — a powerful tool that will allow students and alumni to tap into a community of Highlanders. We invite alumni to serve as mentors or connect with other alumni in their area or industry.

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Career Services for All Alumni

UCRAA offers a number of services to support the career paths of our alumni, from networking opportunities to campus events and job search tools. Consider our growing career services network a platform for even greater success in your future – and your lifelong connection to UCR. 

Career Guides

UCRAA Career Services has developed step-by-step guides for every stage of the career development process, available to all alumni and students. From building a career to personal branding and strategic networking, career guides give you modern tools for igniting your career success.


Career Videos

UCRAA offers engagement opportunities to our alumni, students, and other constituents to learn more about career fields they may be interested in from industry professionals. These events also allow for networking and Q&A. See recordings of past events below.

Alumni Careers      Life After College 



Career Coaches Network

The UCRAA Career Coaches Network exists to serve and support UCR Alumni as they define and excel in their career path. Are you looking to land your first job? Transitioning to a new industry? Looking to make vertical career moves? Our coaches are here for you. Learn more about them below and get going with personalized career coaching today!

Please note that partnered career coaches may offer a discount on their services to UCR alumni, but rates still apply. Prices will vary.

Sign up to receive special coaching discounts!


Payal Beri ’09
Payal Beri ’09

Payal brings extensive career coaching and counseling experience to her work with clients through her firm I-Connect. She provides career and professional development coaching including networking, career branding, interviewing, career transitions, and exploration coaching. 

Diane Dreher
Diane Dreher ’68

Diane is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and former college professor; she enjoys using positive psychology to help others discover their sense of calling. With her background in leadership consulting, she is committed to helping alumni explore new possibilities and flourish at every stage in their careers.

Career Coach Andrew Kumar
Andrew Kumar ’11

Andrew is the director of strategic partnerships at 2U. He has worked at Facebook and Google in human resources and recruitment and has extensive experience in online career branding, interview preparation, and negotiation, specific to the tech industry. 

Bernice Maldonado
Bernice Maldonado ’02

Bernice provides talent development and professional image coaching through her practice Growing Forward. Having pursued her education as a first-generation student, Bernice is committed to ensuring young alumni get high-impact career coaching to ensure their professional success and career growth.

Chaim Shapiro
Chaim Shapiro ’05

Chaim brings extensive experience in the career development field, serving both students and alumni in their career development. He's previously worked at various institutions including, but not limited to; Touro College; Pace University, WITS. and Hillel. Chaim has specific expertise in career branding, specifically LinkedIn.



Career Center

New UCR graduates automatically receive a 1-year extension on all Career Center services (except on-campus interviews). Additionally, all alumni are welcome to attend career workshops, job fairs and access the Handshake  platform free of charge.

Below are the services the Career Center offers once your 1-year extension has passed.


  • Get an effective 30-minute resume critique session, by phone or in-person
  • You must email your resume at least one business day before your appointment
  • Call (951) 827-3631 to set up an appointment with a counselor after you have purchased your resume critique session
  • All Alumni Association members receive one free resume critique

 Click HERE to fill out your request to purchase a Resume Critique. 


  • Online access to UCR Handshake (job search database, CareerShift, Focus 2, Imagine PhD) with no expiration date
  • Career counseling appointments
  • Counselor-selected career assessment exams ($20 per assessment)
  • On-campus interview services are not included
  • Expires one year from date of purchase

 Click HERE to fill out your request to purchase Highlander Package.

Leverage Your Highlander Heritage

  • Find your dream job with digital job search tools 
  • Enjoy a 20% discount on select Career Center services
  • Ignite your career with career counseling and resume support
  • Stay connected to UCR through special Highlander Alumni campus events
Become a member today to unlock extended career services and exclusive discounts!



Access Our Network: Employer Recruiting Services

Connect your organization to our strong network of alumni!
Job openings you submit will be posted on the Alumni LinkedIn Group of nearly 8,000 Highlanders, as well as other UCRAA social platforms. Employers can also post to the Career Center page to reach students and recent graduates.


Submit a Job Opening