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UCLA Career Center

Find answers to your career questions through one-on-one appointments, developmental programs, and more.

Career Services

Start Planning Your Future

Get started exploring career options and practical steps to help you navigate the career process.

Learn About Our Virtual Services

View a full list of virtual services such as drop-ins, appointments, and workshops.

Register for a Career Education Workshop or Program

Enhance your career knowledge and job search efforts by signing up for one of the many targeted programs offered throughout the year.

Schedule a One-on-One Career Advising Consultation

Schedule a 30 minute appointment through Handshake. Weekday appointments can be booked up to three weeks in advance.

Virtual Drop-In Sessions

Have a quick question? Visit the Career Center virtual drop-in room for resume/cover letter reviews, and to ask questions about job/internship search strategies, or interview preparation tips. 15-minute drop-in sessions are available Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 am - 2:00pm.

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Workshops

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Watch Career Workshops On Demand

We’re bringing career services to you. Access 50+ career education workshops on everything from career planning to job and internship search strategies to graduate school preparation and more.

Pre-Health and Pre-Law

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Pre-Health Services

Learn about Pre-Health services across the university. Find resources, tips and guidance to help you succeed.

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Pre-Law Services

Explore legal careers and get guidance on the law school application process.

Leadership, Training, and Development

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Get hands-on practice developing the skills you need for your next big step. We offer a range of experiential learning opportunities and unique internship programs that will help prepare you for career success.

Programs

Career Ready Bootcamp Students

Career Ready Bootcamp

Building a brighter future begins at UCLA's Annual Career Ready Bootcamp - a three-day professional and career development camp for UCLA undergraduate students.

ECEC for freshmen & transfer students

Early Career Engagement Certificate Program

Get a head start on your career by enrolling in the Early Career Engagement Certificate Program (ECEC) designed especially for first year and transfer students.

DC Fellows

UCDC Summer in Washington Internship Program

The UCDC Summer in Washington Program offers Bruins a ten-week Summer internship in Washington DC where you’ll build skills and grow your professional network.

UCLA Career Peers

UCLA Career Peers

UCLA Career Peers are a team of Undergraduate interns dedicated to advancing the career readiness of fellow Bruins through events, workshops, and one-on-one advising.

Educational Articles

  • Two students Career Planning and Exploration

    Career Development is a lifelong process. Early career planning and exploration will help maximize your career journey. Embrace opportunities to explore your interests, values, and skills.

  • Academic Job Search Graduate and Professional School

    Thinking about Graduate School? Here's how to decide if it is the right fit for you!

  • Resumes and Cover Letters Resumes and Cover Letters

    Your resume is a powerful marketing tool to land an interview. Employers typically scan a resume for 15-30 seconds, so craft a resume that is clear, concise, and demonstrates how you meet their needs.

  • Student using a laptop Job and Internship Search Strategies

    The job search process is a job itself. An effective job search will incorporate a variety of strategies.

  • Students talking to a recruiter On-Campus Recruitment

    Policies and guidelines for students engaging in On-Campus Recruiting.

  • Successful Interviewing Successful Interviewing

    The interview is the most important part of an employer's selection process, but there's no need to get butterflies if you're prepared to effectively present your passion and fit for the position.

  • Negotiating Compensation Negotiating a Compensation Package

    Knowing how to negotiate will make this conversation less daunting.

  • Job Offers Evaluating Job Offers

    At least half of your waking day will be spent at work. Take time to evaluate how the position fits into your short and long-term lifestyle.

  • Your First Position Your First Position

    Transitioning from student to an intern or full-time employee is one of the most exciting times of your life!