United by the Past, Connected for the Future
As a UCR Alumnus, you have the support of your campus community for life. Over 126,000 Highlanders strong, the UCR Alumni Association offers career services to engage, support and unite a strong network of successful, influential alumni who can assist you with your career.
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. Explore resources below to help you achieve even greater success in your future – and develop your lifelong connection to UCR.
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.
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.
Career Coaches Network
The UCRAA Career Coaches Network exists to serve and support UCR Alumni as you define and excel in your 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!
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.
Andrew Kumar ’11
Andrew is a career coach at General Assembly (a startup dedicated to closing the global skills gap through education). 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 ’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 ’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.
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Career Center Services
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 and job fairs.