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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 helpful is the career center in helping students find jobs or internships?    Based on 99 responses

  • 51% Very helpful. They help you find jobs/internships and provide lots of tools and workshops.
  • 40% Somewhat helpful. The career center offers resources but not much individual attention.
  • 8% Somewhat ineffective. There are some resources, but you're pretty much on your own.
  • 1% Totally ineffective. They make little or no effort to help you find a job/internship.

How strong is the alumni network at your school?    Based on 101 responses

  • 28% Very strong. Alumni are involved in lots of events and do a lot of campus recruiting.
  • 49% Somewhat strong. There are some events and you can connect with alumni if you want.
  • 19% Somewhat weak. There are a few alumni events but no real connection with alumni.
  • 5% Almost non-existent. After graduation, alumni have little or no affiliation with the school.
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