Career Services


United by the Past, Connected for the Future

As a UCR Alum, you have the support of your campus community for life. Over 126,000 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.. 


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 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. 

Career Coach Andrew Kumar
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
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.

Sign up to receive special coaching discounts!

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.

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