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UCLA Career Center

Prepare for your future career with one-on-one appointments, workshops, networking events, and more designed specifically for advanced-degree students.

Career Services

Plan for Your Future

Download the UCLA Career Preparation toolkit to help you get started with navigating your career decisions.

Learn About Our Virtual Services

Read more about how we’ve updated our services to meet your changing needs.

Discover Events Designed Just for You

Professional development workshops and networking events for both North Campus and South Campus advanced-degree students.

Schedule a One-on-One Career Advising Consultation

Schedule an appointment through Handshake. Weekday appointments can be booked up to three weeks in advance.

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Educational Articles

  • Career Exploration Career Exploration

    Your advanced degree allows you to consider a surprising number of career paths. Identify your skills, interests, and values and choose the one that’s right for you by exploring your alternatives early.

  • Networking Networking

    Networking will open doors to careers you didn’t know existed! Learn how to develop contacts and build relationships. Leverage your circle of connections to find the right job.

  • Job Search and Resumes Job Search, Resumes, and Cover Letters

    Thinking about a career beyond academia? Develop a strategy to tackle the job search. Learn to create resumes and cover letters that effectively convey your talents and experiences to employers.

  • Interviewing Interviewing and Negotiation

    Interviewing takes practice. We can help you prepare by sharing commonly-asked questions and helping you frame your answers appropriately. And when you get that job, we’ve got tips to help you negotiate your offer.

  • Academic Job Search Academic Job Search

    Applying for an academic job? We share our templates and tips to write effective CVs, research statements, teaching statements, diversity statements, and academic cover letters.