Jobs & Internships

Location
La Jolla, CA
Undergrads
21,983
Tuition (in-state)
$36,095 ($13,217)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Jobs & Internships

Facts & Statistics

Career Center
Career Services and Academic Internship Office
(858) 534-4355
career.ucsd.edu
Employment Services?
Yes
Placement Services?
Yes
Other Career Services
  • Advising
  • Alumni services
  • Application essays
  • Career exploration
  • Graduate school information
  • Internship supersite
  • Interviewing
  • Job search
  • Networking
  • Reference letters
  • Résumé and cover letter help
  • Work-study information
Advice on Finding a Job/Internship
Make sure you start looking early for jobs and academic internships, there are lots of deadlines and programs fill up very quickly. It's a good idea to do at least one or two internships for experience, references, and to see if you really would like that kind of job.
Firms That Most Frequently Hire Grads
  • Biogen Idec
  • Boeing
  • IBM
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Scripps Research Institute
Grads Entering Job Market
  • 1 Year: 67%
  • 2 Years: 76%
  • 6 Months: 65%

Student Polls

How strong is the alumni network at your school?    Based on 95 responses

  • 5% Almost non-existent. After graduation, alumni have little or no affiliation with the school.
  • 19% Somewhat weak. There are a few alumni events but no real connection with alumni.
  • 46% Somewhat strong. There are some events and you can connect with alumni if you want.
  • 29% Very strong. Alumni are involved in lots of events and do a lot of campus recruiting.

How helpful is the career center in helping students find jobs or internships?    Based on 93 responses

  • 1% Totally ineffective. They make little or no effort to help you find a job/internship.
  • 8% Somewhat ineffective. There are some resources, but you're pretty much on your own.
  • 40% Somewhat helpful. The career center offers resources but not much individual attention.
  • 52% Very helpful. They help you find jobs/internships and provide lots of tools and workshops.
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