UCSB Career Services Blog

Gaucho Summer Experience Spotlight: Chelsea Martinez

Wondering what to do this summer? Get inspired by other Gauchos who took on summer experiences! Name: Chelsea Martinez Major: Chemical Engineering Location: Santa Clara, CA Employer: Intel Corporation 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 […]

Gaucho Summer Experience Spotlight: Sonia Patel

Wondering what to do this summer? Get inspired by other Gauchos who took on summer experiences! Name: Sonia Patel Major: Political Science Location: Washington D.C. Employer: Office of Congresswoman Julia Brownley 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 […]

Gaucho Intern Spotlight: Featuring Career’s Internship Scholarship Program 2018 Dream Award Recipients!

Learn more about the Summer 2018 experiences of our Dream Award Internship Scholarship recipients! Student Name: Daniela Expected graduation date: June 2020 Major(s): Chicana/o Studies and Sociology Organization Name & Internship Title: Building Healthy Communities: East Salinas Location of Internship: Salinas, CA Briefly describe a typical day at your internship, such as the type of […]

Gaucho Intern Spotlight: Featuring Career’s Internship Scholarship Program 2018 Debbie Fleming Internship recipients!

Learn more about the summer experiences of our two Debbie Fleming Internship award recipients! Student Name: Dami Expected graduation date: June 2020 Major(s): Psychological & Brain Sciences Organization Name & Internship Title: Habitat for Humanity- Construction & Marketing Intern Location of Internship: Carpinteria, CA & Goleta, CA Briefly describe a typical day at your internship, […]

Gaucho Intern Spotlight: Featuring Career’s Internship Scholarship Program 2018 Career Catalyst Recipients!

Learn more about the summer 2018 experiences of our three Career Catalyst recipients! Student Name: Ashley Expected graduation date: August 2018 Major(s): Environmental Studies Organization Name & Internship Title: School for Field Studies, Applied Techniques and Strategies towards Sustainability Field Researcher Location of Internship: Costa Rica Briefly describe a typical day at your internship, such […]

6 Tips for Freshman Pre-Health Success

by: Derek Musashe, PhD – STEM Career Counselor @ UCSB Stephen Chih (’18) has some words of wisdom for your own pre-health success! Stephen Chih (‘18) is just an easy guy to like. Always quick to smile and willing to laugh at anyone’s silly jokes, he never takes himself too seriously. He carries around his […]

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 […]

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