Are You a Graduate Student? Start here.

Our office provides many different services for graduate students. Whether you need help securing meaningful opportunities, applying and interviewing, developing professional skills, or exploring personal and professional goals and interests, we can help. 

Access Career Services on Handshake

Handshake is the digital platform that UCSC uses to connect students and alumni with job search and career coaching resources.

Why should you sign up for Handshake?

  • Make career coaching appointments
  • Access all virtual fairs, events and workshops 
  • See our full calendar of events, and register for externally-hosted events from other schools and employers
  • Browse job and internship listings from vetted employers based on your major, experiences and interests

Click the link above to learn how to use Handshake.



We have a team of professional staff who can answer your questions, discuss options, and help you discover more opportunities. Click the link above to learn more about our coaching services.


Whatever step in the process you’re on, we can help. Browse our resources below, and make an appointment with a coach or come in for drop-in advising to discuss further. 

Career Planning

Explore career options and find your path. 

Job Searching & Building Relationships

Find the right job for you, and the right people to help you pursue it.

Getting Hired 

Get ready to apply for and get hired at your dream job. 

Contact Us

General inquiries


Student Employment, Onboarding, and Blue Cards

Coaching Staff & Peer Coaches