The Career Center is much than “the place to go to find a job” when you’re ready to graduate. In fact, we’re here for you from the first day you arrive at UCLA! Throughout your academic career the Career Center can help you learn about yourself, build skills, and form a professional network. The world of work is full of career options and with so many choices, it can be challenging to focus, but no worries - we're here to help you!
During your first year at UCLA, the Career Center will introduce you to an amazing array of career possibilities and help you explore the link between academic majors and employment options. If you’ve already chosen your dream job, we can help you develop skills and strategies to get you where you want to go.
Students who use our services are better prepared for the world of work. By being proactive and visiting the Career Center, you can:
FOCUS 2 is here for you!
An online career and education planning tool
Not sure what to major in, thinking about changing majors, or trying to figure out what occupations are a good fit for you? FOCUS 2 can help! With 5 research based assessments to identify your work interests, personality, skills, values, and leisure interests; FOCUS 2 generates a list of occupations that match your assessment results. Wondering what you can do with your major? FOCUS 2 makes connections between UCLA majors and occupations. Interested in learning more about an occupation? View one of over 1,200 detailed occupations. Not sure where to begin? FOCUS 2’s career readiness activities will get you started. So sit back and relax in the comfort of your own home and build your career plan today.
New Users Self Registration URL: https://www.FocusCareer2.com/Portal/Register.cfm?SID=800
Login to BruinView™ to get your FOCUS 2 access code, then create your own FOCUS 2 account.
Returning Users URL: https://www.FocusCareer2.com/Portal/Login.cfm?SID=800
Looking for more specialized career information? Make an appointment with a career counselor, browse our extensive career library, or attend one of our many educational career workshops. You can sign up for counselor appointments and workshops through BruinView™.
TO SCHEDULE YOUR FIRST CAREER COUNSELING APPOINTMENT, up to two weeks in advance, use BruinView™. Please note that a BruinView™ account is required in order to register. In BruinView™ , you can select from the available time slots and you will be scheduled to see a career counselor who becomes your ongoing counselor. If you need additional appointments, you can make those follow-up appointments directly with that same counselor.
SAME-DAY APPOINTMENTS (formerly Drop-Ins) are available Monday through Thursday, from 11am to 4pm and Friday, from 11am to 3pm. Daily appointments are posted in BruinView™ at 9 am each day and remain open until filled. A BruinView™ account is required in order to register. When you sign up in BruinView™ for the same-day appointments, you will be seeing the counselor on assignment at that time.
Interested students are invited to attend specialized sessions focused on business career opportunities.
Internships & International Opportunities: Students seeking leads and ideas for internships or international programs are welcome to schedule a career counseling appointment or same day appointment through BruinView™. All career counselors share advice on how to conduct an effective job search, choose the options that best fit your goals, and apply for opportunities.
In addition, the UCLA Career Library Internship & International Zone connects Bruins to a wide range of internships, fellowships and "experiential learning" options in the U.S. and abroad. Prospective interns or world travelers can always explore the Zone's many self-service resources 9-5 Monday through Friday. One of these resources, our "Opportunity Lists," highlights top employers and programs in over 50 fields such as Consulting, Healthcare, Public Service and Teaching Abroad. Students and subscribing alumni can access these lists anytime on BruinView™ by filling out a brief info request form at: surveymonkey.com/s/inforequest.
The Internship & International team also welcomes email questions regarding internships or working abroad. We invite Bruins of all majors and class level to contact us anytime:
- For internships, fellowships and research in the USA: email@example.com
- For fellowships, teaching programs, and volunteering abroad:firstname.lastname@example.org.
PhD and Master’s Students:
Note: Graduate students are welcome to take advantage of any of the standard career counseling and same day appointments opportunities listed above, and...
Career Center Drop-In Counseling at the Graduate Student Resource Center (Student Activities Center, B11): Tuesday and Thursday, 11am to 12pm.
Note: International students are welcome to take advantage of any of the standard career counseling and same day appointments opportunities listed above, and...
Career Center Drop-In Counseling at Dashew Center, Conference Room, Mondays, 4-5pm
Targeted drop-in will be offered for students with an interest in attending law school. Talk with a career counselor about law school related issues including application process, decision making, and LSAT. Appointments are posted per academic quarter.
Download: Career Development Process
Specialty Drop-In Counseling Schedule
please send an email
with your full name and UCLA student
ID number or call 310.206.1915.
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