Career Services for UCSC Alumni

Alumni Career Center Access

Starting September 1, 2015, all graduating students will receive six free months of Career Center access, however does not include career advising. Access includes, job and internship listings through SlugQuest, entry to workshops and fairs, and access to online resources.

For alumni that need career advising, please purchase a Career Center Access Card. Career Advising is not included in the six free months of access.

The Career Center Access Card fee is $100.00 and includes up to two hours of advising.
See how to purchase details below.
An access card enables you to use the services listed below but not the On Campus Recruiting program via SlugQuest.  You can apply for positions directly through the employer.

Services Available:

  • Job & Internship Listings through SlugQuest
    UCSC is contracted with NACElink to manage job listings and internships. Job seekers may search the database 24 hours a day, upload and post resumes online and access numerous career resources. Please note that the on-campus jobs (ER system) are only available to current students.
  • Career Workshops
    Career workshops on Resume & Cover Letter Writing, Job Interviewing Techniques, Graduate School Application Process, and Selecting an Internship are offered each quarter. In addition, check the Career Center's Workshop Schedule for special focus workshops dealing with specific career and/or majors.
  • Admission to Career Fairs Sponsored by the Career Center
    Several fairs are held each year; usually one or two each quarter. These include career and internship fairs, the Graduate School Information Fair, as well as industry-specific fairs. Alumni admission to these fairs will be permitted only with a valid UCSC Access Card and a picture ID. Cards may be purchased at the Career Center at the 305 Bay Tree Building. Cards may not be purchased on the day of the fair. Please refer to the Career Center Upcoming Events web page for fair dates. If you have any questions, please contact the Career Center (831) 459-4420.
  • Career Advising
    Purchase of an Alumni Access Card entitles you to up to two hours of career advising (four 1/2 hour sessions). Additional time may be gained by purchasing another card for an additional $100 fee. "Express Appointments" with professional career advisers may be scheduled via SlugQuest. Express appointments now take the place of drop-in advising. You may also schedule individual appointments directly with any of our Career Advisers. Advisers can assist with applying to graduate/professional school, creating a resume, interviewing skills, selecting an internship, career assessment and the job search process.
  • Career Advice Network (CAN)

    Do you want to provide students and/or Slug alumni with career advice?

    The Career Center, in collaboration with University Relations, welcomes alumni to participate in the Career Advice Network (CAN). CAN enables students/alumni to search a database of advisors consisting of UCSC alumni from various fields. CAN members help by sharing career insights and information. Willing advisors can provide resume critiques, mock interview practice, or just have a causual career conversation.  Help a Slug land their dream job! Join the Career Advice Network today!

    If you would like to create an account or login, please go to the appropriate link below.

    Create an Advisor Account

    Login for those with accounts


    For questions about this program, contact Katie Linder at

How to Purchase a Career Center Access Card:

The fee is $100.00 for one year of services, including up to two hours of advising:


We have an agreement with the Bay Tree Bookstore to accept credit card payments using their on-line shopping cart. Click bookstore shopping cart link to proceed to the shopping cart (in a new window) and make your payment (If paying by credit card, make sure to select "Career Center" for shipping at the bookstore check-out - this will ensure that you are not charged for shipping. ), THEN: Please forward the confirmation email you get from the bookstore to and include all of the needed contact information listed below:

  • Student ID #
  • First Name
  • Middle Initial
  • Last Name
  • Birth date
  • E-Mail address
  • Phone Number
  • Mailing Address

You will receive your SlugQuest password via email, and your Career Center Access Card will be mailed to you within two business days. Contact the Career Center, not the bookstore, if you have any questions or issues.


Make the check out to UC Regents
On a separate sheet of paper include details for your Access Card Profile:

  • Student ID #
  • First Name
  • Middle Initial
  • Last Name
  • Birth date
  • E-Mail address
  • Phone Number
  • Mailing Address

Send the check with your profile information to:

University of California, Santa Cruz
Career Center - Front Desk
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

You will receive your SlugQuest password via email, and your Career Center Access Card will be mailed to you within two business days.


You can pay by check or cash
We will enter your profile information while you are waiting and your Career Center Access Card is issued to you immediately, and your SlugQuest password will be emailed within 24 hours.