Career Counseling

UCSB Career Services Overview

What can career counseling do for you? Here are a few possibilities of what Career Services can help you to do:

Career Services has a lot of information on our website to help you with all of the above ... and more. Career Services is here to help! See us by choosing one of the following options:

10-Minute Drop-In Advising Sessions are available Monday through Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No prior appointment is necessary. It is first-come-first-serve and is best for answering quick questions about career options, internship/job search strategies, salary negotiation or graduate school exploration. It is a convenient way to get your resume and cover letter critiqued. Summer hours 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

30-Minute Career Counseling Appointments are available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m by calling (805) 893-4412 to schedule an appointment. Please note we do not schedule same day appointments. These appointments are best for exploring deeper questions about career/internship/job search, mock interviews, and graduate school preparation.

30-Minute Graduate School Statement Review Appointments are available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m by calling (805) 893-4412 to schedule an appointment. Please send a final draft of your graduate school statement to the assigned counselor two working days prior to your appointment. Also visit Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS) for additional assistance. 

Please note that the staff at Career Services cannot help you with course selection, evaluating your progress toward a degree, or other academic advising issues. For these needs, please see an academic advisor in your major and/or your college.

Who We Serve

We serve currently enrolled UCSB undergraduate and graduate students in paid and registered status with the Registrar's Office. For recent graduates, we provide a 1-year grace period from the last quarter in which you were registered at UCSB. If you do not fall into this category, please see information for Alumni.

Specialty Areas

Our career counselors are generalists - which means that any counselor can help you. In addition, each of our counselors has some expertise in certain areas. Our front desk staff will be happy to help direct you to the counselor who covers your major.

Amanda Asquith – Coordinator for Student Experience

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  • Anthropology
  • Communication
  • East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies
  • French and Italian
  • Germanic, Slavic, and Semitic Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Latin American and Iberian Studies
  • Spanish and Portuguese

John Coate – Assistant Director; Coordinator, Graduate Student Services

Maddie Foster – STEM

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  • STEM
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Computing Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

Derek Musashe – STEM

Maya Salmon – Coordinator, Career Resource Room; Peer Program; LGBQ

JoAnn Salvador – Economics/Accounting, Math, & Statistics; MBA

Lana Smith Hale – Graduate Students

Molly Steen – Sociology, Psychology, & Humanities; Undergraduate Students interested in K-12 Teaching; Graduate Students

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  • Graduate Student issues; Teaching Degrees (K-12)
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Education Minors (Teaching/Education/Applied Psych)
  • English
  • Linguistics
  • Medieval Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology & Brain Sciences
  • Religious Studies
  • Renaissance Studies
  • Sociology

Emily White – Associate Director; Engineering; Veteran Services