UCSB Career Services Blog

I graduated college… now what?

It’s quite easy to get accustomed to the easy-going lifestyle at UCSB. I mean, when the weather is great, the classes are intriguing, and the beach is (literally) in your backyard, it’s hard to find things to complain about. But then, June 16th comes around and all of the sudden, yesterday you were eating Freebirds […]

Congratulations to the 2018 Internship Scholarship Program Award Recipients!

Career Services and the Internship Scholarship Selection Committee are thrilled to announce the eight recipients of the 2018 Internship Scholarship Program and to celebrate the career ambition and accomplishments of these undergraduates as they surpass barriers towards professional success. The 2018 award recipients for the Career Catalyst, Dream, and newly created Debbie Fleming Internship awardees  will be […]

Graduates of Y Combinator, Bay Area Start Up Accelerator, Share Their Stories with UCSB

Hello Gauchos! As part of a busy May full of networking opportunities, Career Services was pleased to welcome 3 successful entrepreneurs, graduates from established start-up accelerator Y-Combinator, to speak on their respective journeys in the start-up world. At our Y-Combinator Discussion and Networking Event, students from all majors and all years were present—the common thread […]

Gaucho Summer Experiences Spotlight: Andy Ludovina!

Wondering what to do this summer? Get inspired by other Gauchos who took on summer experiences! Name: Andy Ludovina Major: Communication Location: Santa Barbara, CA Employer: UCSB Career Services and Lagoon Designs The first opportunity I had the pleasure of was working on-campus at Career Services as a Career Peer Advisor. My responsibilities included advising […]

Global Accounting Firm, Mazars USA, Looking to Grow in LA – Diana’s Employer Digest

Our resident Employer Outreach Manager, Diana Seder, has just recently returned from a very productive meeting with Mazars USA, the American branch of global audit, accounting and consultancy group headquartered in Paris, France with offices in 79 countries. Diana was able to gain some fruitful insight into how Mazars is looking for some bright Gauchos […]

A Day in the Life of a Gaucho at Procore

Name: Fouad Abdul-Baki Major at UCSB: Economics & Accounting, Business Communication Minor Date of graduation: June 2017 Current Job Title: Business Development Representative, Mid-Market What motivated you to work at Procore? Throughout undergrad and the TMP program, I always heard how up-and-coming and disruptive Procore is. During the interview, I was drawn to the company […]

Gaucho Summer Experiences Spotlight: Juliet Fong!

Wondering what to do this summer?  Get inspired by other Gauchos who took on summer experiences! Name: Juliet Fong Major: Biology Location: Taipei, Taiwan Employer: National Taiwan University Hospital 1. Briefly describe a typical day at your internship/research/volunteer experience, such as the type of training you received or project you worked on. Any highlights or […]

Be a Proactive Gaucho!

Finishing my first year of college I felt great. I joined Greek Life, participated in Intramural Sports, volunteered over 18 hours for Adopt-A-Block, and even got a job at Career Services for my second year here at UCSB! Despite my involvement during my first year I still wasn’t sure what I wanted to do once […]

Yardi Systems – Employer Spotlight

How would you like to work for a global software company who has 40+ offices that span across seven different countries and not have to leave Santa Barbara? That’s right, you don’t have to leave Santa Barbara to work for a leading company in property management and asset management software. Yardi Systems is located less […]

Women in Finance

Communication Major in Finance? Working as a Career Peer at Career Services I have many opportunities to work events on campus. One opportunity I decided to take advantage of was to work as the “check in” peer for an event called Women in Finance . After I checked everyone in (almost all economics and accounting […]

Gaucho Summer Experiences Spotlight: Madeline Asta!

Wondering what to do this summer?  Get inspired by other Gauchos who took on summer experiences! Name: Madeline Asta Major: Economics & Global Studies Employer: Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Washington D.C. Briefly describe a typical day at your internship/research/volunteer experience, such as the type of training you received or project you worked on. Any highlights […]

Gaucho Summer Experiences Spotlight: Dana Yuen!

Wondering what to do this summer?  Get inspired by other Gauchos who took on summer experiences! Name: Dana Yuen Major: Mechanical Engineering, 3rd year Employer: Nothrop Grumman Briefly describe a typical day at your internship/research/volunteer experience, such as the type of training you received or project you worked on. Any highlights or favorite moments? Throughout […]

Charles Tuan, UCSB Gaucho and Second Lieutenant in the US Marines

    Name: Charles Tuan Major: B.S., Financial Mathematics & Statistics, Class of 2017 Hometown: Piedmont, CA Second Lieutenant Charles Tuan was born and raised in Piedmont, California.  Charles stayed active throughout high school, playing football and lacrosse while playing the viola for the Piedmont High School orchestra.  After being accepted to University of California, […]

My Pre-Health Experience!

I arrived at UCSB in 2014 with an interest in going into the healthcare field, but was rather lost in how to get myself there. My interest stemmed from my volunteer experience from high school where I had the opportunity to work with a team at a local hospital in San Diego, CA, to provide […]

My Summer Leadership Program experience with the Big 4!

I am currently a third year Economics and Accounting student, and I was a Summer Leadership Program participant for three of the Big 4 public accounting firms. I attended the programs in San Francisco for Ernst and Young, Deloitte, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. All three of the programs were in July within a two week period and […]

Gaucho Intern Spotlight: Featuring Career’s Internship Scholarship Program 2017 Recipients

  Student Name: Sydney Expected graduation date: June 2019 Major(s): History Organization Name & Internship Title: University of California Office of Federal Government Relations Legislative Intern Location of Internship: Washington, D.C. Briefly describe a typical day at your internship, such as the type of training you received or project you worked on. Any highlights or […]

Be careful out there! Learn how to recognize fraudulent jobs.

Handshake (UCSB’s official site for jobs, internships, and on-campus interviews) and other online job systems have made it easier for you as job seekers to find positions posted by employers seeking candidates. Unfortunately, the same technology makes it easier for scammers to create fraudulent positions to take advantage of you. Career Services wants to re-emphasize […]

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 […]

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