The UCSB Alumni Association has special fee agreements with individual career counselors in California and throughout the United States. Through these agreements members of the UCSB Alumni Association receive a 20% reduction in the counselor's standard rates by presenting their membership card at the time of service.
The counselors have been approved by counseling professionals who work closely with UCSB Alumni Career Services. The Alumni Career Services advisory committee reviews the roster annually. All counselors are certified and have filed their credentials with the Association. The Association offers the names of several counselors so that members have options in choosing a career counselor with whom they feel compatible. A brief initial phone call to a counselor is an opportunity to ask them for such key information as:
- Their approach to career counseling (method, perspective, values, etc.)
- Any area of counseling in which they specialize
- Their standard fee for initial consultation, if any
- Their standard fees for follow-up meetings
- Their availability for new clients
Based on the results of phone inquiries, a member may choose to follow up in person with whichever counselor(s) seem appropriate.
For a list of participating career counselors visit the UCSB Alumni Association site.
The Alumni Association recently announced the launch of their new alumni database powered by Evisors. Alumni Advisor Network (link is external) allows students to connect with alumni for career chats, mock interviews, or resume critiques. This is a wonderful tool for students looking to connect with professionals for career discussions and informational interviews. Please consider becoming an Advisor and helping out your fellow Gauchos!