Career Services for UCSC Alumni

Career Advice Network

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

First Destination Survey

Every year the Career Center sponsors a survey to ask graduating seniors about their post-graduation plans broadly, collecting more specific information if they have secured a job (including job title and salary) or have been accepted into a graduate or professional degree program. Survey results are made available online.

Alumni Career Center Access 

The UC Santa Cruz Career Success Team is currently offering virtual services to recent Alumni (up to 4 years) in the form of career coaching at no cost (until June 10th, 2021). All Alumni can use Handshake to find job and internship listings, events, and access to online resources. The Career Center is happy to extend the use of its online tools, at no cost, to all UC Santa Cruz alums. Learn more here. The Career Center has a wealth of online resources and guides to help you land your dream job.

The following services are free for alumni:

  • Job & Internship Listings through Handshake
    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 careers and/or majors.
  • Career Fairs
    Many Fairs happen per academic year! These include career and internship fairs, the graduate school fair, and industry-specific fairs. Alumni admission to these fairs is permitted with your Handshake account. Please refer to the Career Center Upcoming Events page for fair dates or Handshake. If you have any questions, please contact the Career Center at (831) 459-4420.

Career Coaching

Now through June 10th, 2021, due to current challenges, recent UCSC Alumni (past 4 years*) now have free access to Drop-In Advising and Career Coach appointments.

* Data shows that Alumni services are most helpful within four years of graduation.

 After June 10th, 2021, Alumni who have graduated within two years have free access to Career Coaching appointments. All alumni have access to Alumni Career Coaching through Alumni Relations.