Career Services for UCSC Alumni

The UCSC Career Center is pleased to offer a variety of services to our alumni. To take advantage of these services you must purchase a Career Center Access Card.

The fee is $100.00 for one year of services (listed below), including 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 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 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.
  • Career Resource Library and Computer Lab
    A comprehensive library is available to students on topics dealing with career assessment, the job search, interviewing, resume development, graduate school, internships and specific career fields. The computer lab allows students to apply online for jobs and search career resource materials.
  • 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.
  • FOCUS 2
    On-line Career Assessment is available to all UCSC Students and Alumni (access card not required). Focus2 is an interactive career & education planning system that combines self assessment, career exploration and decision making into one comprehensive program to help you map out a career path.
  • Career Advice Network (CAN)
    Open to all UCSC Students & Alumni - (access card not required), CAN is a group of professionals from various career fields who understand the value of "informational networking". Consisting primarily (but not exclusively) of UC Santa Cruz alumni, the members of the network help by sharing valuable information with current UCSC students and alumni.

    Students and alumni are able to learn from "direct sources" about a profession in which they might be interested. Connecting with the CAN members can be quite rewarding. Some of the things you might ask about are: educational preparation, job responsibilities, resume preparation, tips on breaking into the field, and leads to other resources.

    It is important to note that this is not a job service, but it is a valuable network used for making contacts, and learning about what is happening within a particular profession.

    The hundreds of members of the network have volunteered to answer questions and give career advice pertaining to their particular career field. Member profiles and contact information are kept in our in-house database and made available only to our students and alumni.

    "People" are your most important resource when it comes to getting help with your career development. The Career Advice Network is a group of people willing and waiting to help.

    To use the CAN program make sure to look at the Informational Interviewing Guide. It will help you prepare for your informational call or meeting. If you would like to join the CAN program follow the steps on the first screen of the CAN database.

    How to become a CAN member?
    Simply fill out a member profile online at careercenter.ucsc.edu/can/ if you have questions email canNetwork@ucsc.edu.

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:

PAY BY CREDIT CARD:

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 cc-jobs@ucsc.edu 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.

BY MAIL:

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.

IN-PERSON:

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.