Off-Campus Employment Resources



Handshake is the digital platform that UCSC uses to connect students and alumni with job search and career coaching resources. Through Handshake, you have access to many resources for searching for jobs, finding events, and getting in touch with our team here at Career Success. Click above for more information on how to use Handshake.


Going Global

  • Country Career Guides
  • USA and Canadian City Career Guides
  • Corporate profiles
  • Worldwide job and internship openings and a proprietary collection of H1B visa employer listings.
  • Professional career advice on:
    • the current employment outlook
    • hiring trends
    • job search resources
    • executive recruiters
    • staffing agencies
    • work permit regulations
    • salary ranges
    • resume/CV writing guidelines
    • professional and social networking groups
    • trade associations
    • interview and cultural advice.

Additional Job & Internship Search Sites

Local Job Boards

Locally focused, helping those seeking jobs in Monterey Bay, CA find jobs, careers and employment with local Monterey Bay employers.

Locally focused, helping those seeking jobs in Santa Cruz, CA find jobs, careers and employment with local Santa Cruz employers.

Locally focused, with an emphasis on the tech field, helping those seeking jobs in Santa Cruz, CA find jobs, careers and employment with local Santa Cruz employers.

Job Boards

Job resource site sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor links together state employment offices from all over the United States. Resources for job seekers include topics such as resume writing, networking, and interviewing as well as a job board to search for employment.

  • CalJOBS California Employment Development Dept.(EDD)

CalJOBSSM is your online resource for jobs, resumés, and labor information in California. Search for jobs and apply online, develop and post your resumé, post job openings, or access career resources, resumé tools, information about labor market and training programs, and more.

CareerBuilder has the largest online job board in the U.S. and powers a website called  CareerRookie, which has internships, part-time jobs and entry-level careers for recent grads.

Glassdoor has millions of jobs plus salary information, company reviews, and interview questions from people on the inside making it easy to find a job that’s right for you. is the only government sector job board created from the world's foremost fully integrated recruitment, selection and applicant tracking system called NEOGOV Insight designed specifically for public sector employers.

Indeed is the #1 job site in the world with over 200 million unique visitors every month. Indeed strives to put job seekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies. Every day, we connect millions of people to new opportunities.

Site is designed as a supplement both, What Color Is Your Parachute: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, as well as  The Job-Hunters’   Survival Guide: How to Find Hope and Rewarding Work, Even When ‘There Are No Jobs.” Both by Dick Bolles.

Leverage the world’s largest professional network to connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Jobs to harness the power of your network and get hired. LinkedIn Jobs surfaces insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.

Has one of the largest online job boards in the U.S. and also provides information on resume writing, interviewing, salary and company profiles is the leading job board for temporary, temp-to-perm and full time IT and Engineering professionals. 


Professional association with job board to search for positions in HR

The Federal government's official job list.  Employment search, information center, veteran information and forms.

Transitional Jobs & Overseas Opportunities

Don't want to commit to a career yet? Want a year-two year job to pay bills? Taking a year off? Make it productive!

Find opportunities and positions that are short-term high value experiences. Choose your area of interest

Social services/Non-Profit Opportunities | Leadership/Public Administration/Government | Teaching Environmental | Religious Based Social Service Opportunities |International Opportunities



If you have specific questions or concerns, contact a coach via email or phone