UCSB Career Services Blog

That’s a Woman’s Job: How Do Certain Careers Acquire a Gender?

Why do we think of a firefighter as a man and a nurse as a woman and not the other way around? Sarah Thebaud, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California Santa Barbara and Laura Doering, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Organization at McGill University examine the effects of gendered occupational roles on […]

Career visits LinkedIn

The Career Services Staff has been visiting with companies this summer to learn about specific company recruiting needs, to gain an glimpse inside of company headquarters, to meet with fellow Gauchos at these companies, and to gain a better sense of industry trends. All of the information garnered from these visits will help inform the […]

A message from graduating senior-Alexa Dickinson

In the fall of 2013, I came to UCSB undeclared and without any ideas about what major and career I would pursue. As all current and former college students know, people start asking you questions about what you’re going to do with your life about a month before you graduate high school and don’t stop […]

Congratulations to the 2017 Internship Scholarship Program Award Recipients!

Career Services and the Internship Scholarship Selection Committee are thrilled to announce the six recipients of the 2017 Internship Scholarship Program and to celebrate the career ambition and accomplishments of these undergraduates as they surpass barriers towards professional success. The 2017 award recipients for both the Career Catalyst and Dream Awards have landed impressive summer internship […]

College Graduation is a Time to Start Fresh

Be respectful to everyone. Don’t be condescending to those without college degrees. Anyone at an organization longer than you, has more experience. Learn from them. Do everything to be helpful. Not in your job description? Do it anyway. If you don’t, there are plenty of candidates for your entry-level job who will. (Exception: don’t get … … Continue reading →

Can You Change Your Mind About a Job After You’ve Accepted?

Kayla Villwock is the Intern Program Manager for SAS. After interviews with several top companies, you accept a job offer from Corporation A to begin a week after graduation. Then, XYZ Startup, a company that just began recruiting new college grads, interviews you and offers you a job to begin a week after graduation. You […]

What Is a “Good Fit” and Do You Have It?

How do you know if you’re a good fit for a company or if a company is a good fit for you? Here are a couple of things to consider: Culture: Think back to all the encounters you have had with a potential employer. Think about the e-mail correspondence. Think about how you felt at […]