About Us

Our Mission

Prepare students for what they want to do with their lives by developing relevant career skills.

Our Vision

Banana Slugs changing the world, wherever they are, however they can.

Our Services

Our office works to support undergraduate and graduate students, as well as UCSC alumni. Career Success offers career coaching for students and alumni. We hold career fairs and work with on-campus and off-campus partners and employers to set up recruitment events, on-campus info sessions, workshops, and more. Our office also connects students with experiential learning opportunities on campus. We coordinate the Chancellor's Undergraduate Internship Program (CUIP), the Professional Career Development Program (PCDP), and the GANAS Career Pathways Project. Career Success also manages hiring for on-campus positions and supervises the onboarding process for all new hires. Finally, our website acts as a hub for career resources, including printable handouts and checklists, informational grad school and employment guides, and collections of job boards and external resources.

Meet Our Team


    Administration

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    Emily White (She/Her)

    Executive Director, Career Success
         ewhite5@ucsc.edu

  • Katy Elliott

    Business Analyst
    katye@ucsc.edu

     

  • Allison Goyena

    Allison Goyena (She/Her)

    Administrative Specialist
  • Tracy Murray

    Tracy Murray (She/Her)

    Corporate Development & Alumni Career Programs Manager

  • Experiential Learning Team

  • Dr. Veronica Heiskell (She/Her)

    Director, Experiential Learning & Student Employment
    vheiskell@ucsc.edu

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    Alma Orozco (She/Her/Ella)

    Internship Coordinator for HSI and EOP Initiatives
    alrooroz@ucsc.edu

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    Stacey Pratt (she/her)

    Internship Coordinator, CUIP

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    Vacant

    Agroecology Equity Coordinator

  • Makaida Bailey

    Student Employment Coordinator

    majbaile@ucsc.edu

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    Taylor Harrison (She/Her)

    Student Employment Project Specialist

    taeharri@ucsc.edu    

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    Vacant

    LAEP/Work-Study Coordinator

       

  • Experiential Learning Team: ucscel@ucsc.edu

    Student Employment Team: studentemployment@ucsc.edu


  • Career Engagement Team

  • Eric Curiel

    Eric Curiel (He/Him)

    Associate Director of Career Engagement

    ecuriell@ucsc.edu

  • Rebecca Tivang (She/Her)

    Career Engagement Specialist

    Industry Communities: Law & Gov., Education & Human Services

    Academic Liaison: Division of Social Sciences

    rtivang@ucsc.edu

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    Erin Busch (She/Her)

    Career Engagement Specialist

    Industry Communities: Engineering and Technology

    Academic Liaison: Baskin School of Engineering

    esbusch@ucsc.edu

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    Bridge Kennedy (They/Them)

    Career Engagement Specialist - Diversity & Equity

    Industry Communities: Environment & Sustainability 

    Academic Liaison: EOP, Resource Centers, STARS

    bridgekk@ucsc.edu

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    Michael Carmine (He/Him)

    Career Engagement Specialist

    Industry Communities: Business & Entrepreneurship

    Academic Liaison: Silicon Valley Extension

    mcarmine@ucsc.edu

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    Isis Fleming (She/Her)

    Events & Recruiting Specialist

    ioflemin@ucsc.edu

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    Vacant

    Career Engagement Specialist

    Industry Communities: Arts & Communications

    Academic Liaison: Arts Division, Division of Humanities 

     

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    Vacant

    Career Engagement Specialist

    Industry Communities: Sciences & Health

    Academic Liaison: Division of Physical & Biological Sciences

     

     


  • General Inquiries

  • Email: csuccess@ucsc.edu

    Phone: (831) 459-4420

  • Recruiting, Fairs and Events

    (831) 459-5107 slugtalent@ucsc.edu
  • CUIP Internship Program

    (831) 459-3973 cuip@ucsc.edu
    Website: CUIP Website
  • Work-study Contact

    ucscel@ucsc.edu