GauchoLink Information

GauchoLink is the official site for jobs, internships, and on-campus interviews. In addition, it serves as a gateway to subscription services that are free for UCSB students. Click on the image to the right to log into GauchoLink.

First time users should read the “First Time Logging In?” item below before beginning.

Advantages to using GauchoLink include:

  • It is the only place to access listings of work-study jobs for UCSB students;
  • Most of the jobs and internships listed are appropriate for college students; very few listings will require extensive experience;
  • Many of the listings are posted just for viewing by UCSB students, which means less competition for the positions.

GauchoLink is managed by career counselors and staff at UC Santa Barbara. While GauchoLink is an exclusive service for our UCSB community, it is part of a larger system used by career offices nationwide. Access is restricted to students with a current UCSB NetID and recent alumni who have purchased access from Career Services. We also welcome faculty and staff to use the system.

First Time Logging in as a Student?

You will not have access to GauchoLink until you officially register for classes at UCSB ... AND ... activate your UCSBnetID by setting up your UMAIL account. After you have completed these two tasks, you will be able to log into GauchoLink.
GauchoLink has joined the ranks of UCSB applications that allow you to log on with your UCSBnetID and it’s associated password! The same UCSBnetID/password combination that login that gets you into GOLD, your financial aid status page, your BARC page, etc., now gets you into GauchoLink. If you need any assistance, please contact the Career Resource Room peers by coming to Career Services or calling (805) 893-4414. If you need assistance with your UCSBnetID or forgot your password, please see the UCSB Identity Manager webpage

“Why doesn't GauchoLink save my email address? I’ve keyed it in several times!”

When you change your email in GauchoLink it sends a “verification link” to the new email account. You need to log into your email and click on the “verify link”, THEN close all of your browsers to completely log out of GauchoLink. The next time you log into GauchoLink your email should be reset. Please note that this ALSO applies to students logging onto GauchoLink for the first time.

What can you do with GauchoLink?

  • Find a part-time job: on-campus, work-study or off-campus
  • Obtain an internship
  • Search for a full-time job
  • Create and store resumes, cover letters, transcripts and other professional documents
  • View a calendar of upcoming events at Career Services
  • See which employers are coming to career fairs
  • Schedule on-campus interviews with employers who want to hire you for a career position
  • Find out which employers are hosting information sessions
  • Learn about what workshops are going on at Career Services
  • Put your scholarship, leadership, and citizenship skills to work

Find Full- or Part-Time Jobs & Internships

In GauchoLink, click on the Jobs, Internships, and On-Campus Interviews tab at the top of the page. Specify the position type you are searching for (Part-Time, Full-Time, Internship) by clicking on the dropdown menu. Then click search to see all current postings for that position type. Be careful about adding filters upon filters. Remember to use the "clear" key when you switch gears as you search for job opportunities.

Career Fairs - When and Who's Coming

In GauchoLink, click on the next Career Fair on the right side of the page under Attend Events. You will be directed to a page listing employers that are attending the fair and the positions they are recruiting for.

Employer Information Sessions

In GauchoLink, click on the Info Sessions, Workshops, and Events tab at the top of the page. Then click on the Information Sessions tab. You will be directed to a page listing session dates and times for specific employers.

Sign Up for On-Campus Interviews

In GauchoLink, click on the Scheduled On-Campus Interviews tab at the top of the page. Then click on the Schedule link under any Requested Interview to schedule an interview time.

Advanced Job Search

In GauchoLink, click on the Jobs, Internships, and On-Campus Interviews tab at the top of the page. Then click on Advanced Search to generate a more specific search for a position. Create a Search Agent under this tab by labeling it and specifying location and genre you are looking for, then schedule it to run and notify you (it is suggested that you are not too specific with your selections). Also, be careful about adding filters upon filters. Remember to use the "clear" key when you switch gears as you search for job opportunities

Event Calendar and Calendar Integration

In GauchoLink, go to Profile tab. Click Edit under Personal. Select Preference tab and click on Authorize button if you wish to synch events with your Google calendar.

In GauchoLink, go to Calendar tab. You have the option to view all career events (ex: fairs, workshops, info sessions) from either a day, weekly, monthly or year view

Create & Store Your Résumé & Other Documents

In GauchoLink, go to Documents tab. Click Add New button. Label your document (encourage you to be descriptive ex: Career Services resume). Select which document type and choose file you wish to upload into the system.

Problems? If you are having any problems with GauchoLink call (805) 893-4414 or stop by the Career Resource Room in Building 599, Mon - Fri 8:30am-4:30pm.

Disclaimer:  The job/internship postings to GauchoLink are made by employers without endorsement, direct or implied, by UCSB Career Services or the University. It is the responsibility of any job- or internship-seeker to be aware of the SAFETY TIPS FOR ONLINE JOB SEARCH, and to carefully research the potential employer before applying. Please report any concerns about potential employers or job postings to UCSB Career Services in person at our front desk, by phone at (805) 893-4412 or by email to: