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


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    Emily White (She/Her)

    Executive Director, Career Success

  • Katy Elliott

    Business Analyst


  • 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

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    Valeria Lopez

        Interim Internship Coordinator, GANAS Career


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    Stacey Pratt (she/her)

    Internship Coordinator, CUIP


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    Agroecology Equity Coordinator

  • Makaida Bailey

    Student Employment Coordinator


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    Taylor Harrison (She/Her)

    Student Employment Project Specialist


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    Cara Emard

    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


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    Isis Fleming (She/Her)

    Events & Recruiting Specialist


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    Erin Busch (She/Her)

    Career Engagement Specialist - Engineering and Technology

    Academic Liaison: Baskin School of Engineering


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    Bridge Kennedy (They/Them)

    Career Engagement Specialist - Diversity & Equity

    Academic Liaison: EOP, Resource Centers, STARS


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    Michael Carmine (He/Him)

    Career Engagement Specialist - Business & Entrepreneurship

    Academic Liaison: Silicon Valley Extension


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    Holly Hoeksema

    Career Engagement Specialist - Arts & Communications

    Academic Liaison: Arts Division, Division of Humanities



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    Judy Jacobs (She/Her)

    Career Engagement Specialist - 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