UCSB Career Services Blog

Gaucho Summer Experience Spotlight: Stephanie Taylor

Wondering what to do this summer? Get inspired by other Gauchos who took on summer experiences! Name: Stephanie Taylor Major: CCS Chemistry and Biochemistry Location: University of Chicago Employer: UChicago Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Physics 1. Briefly describe a typical day at your internship/research/volunteer experience, such as the type of training […]

Summer 2019 Update: Skills Matter More than Majors

by Kate Ramsower, Career Peer Advisor @ UCSB For many college students, often times the question, “What are you majoring in?” or “What are you planning on doing with your major?” can bring about a great deal of stress and anxiety. There exists a common misconception that a student’s major serves as a direct path […]

Gaucho Summer Experience Spotlight: Rosalia Hernandez

Wondering what to do this summer? Get inspired by other Gauchos who took on summer experiences! Name: Rosalia Hernandez Major: Actuarial Science Location: Oregon State University Employer: Research for Undergraduates Summer Institute of Statistics 1. Briefly describe a typical day at your internship/research/volunteer experience, such as the type of training you received or project you […]

Summer 2019 Update: How Will Automation Affect Your Career?

by Shaye Ramirez, Career Peer Advisor @ UCSB As a UCSB student, one of your main concerns might be what your future looks like. Whether it includes continuing your education to earn a higher degree or going straight into a career after graduating with your Bachelor’s, knowing what jobs are predicted to grow or decline can […]

Gaucho Summer Experience Spotlight: Andrew Zhang

Wondering what to do this summer? Get inspired by other Gauchos who took on summer experiences! Name: Andrew Zhang Major: Computing Location: Pasadena , CA Employer: NASA JPL 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 favorite […]

Career Services Proudly Presents the 2019 Internship Scholarship Program Award Recipients!

Congratulations to the 2019 Internship Scholarship Award Recipients! Career Services and the Internship Scholarship Selection Committee are thrilled to announce the award recipients of the Internship Scholarship Program and to celebrate the career ambition and accomplishments of these undergraduates as they surpass barriers towards professional success. The 2019 award recipients have landed impressive summer internship and research […]

Gaucho Summer Experience Spotlight: Shaye Ramirez

Wondering what to do this summer? Get inspired by other Gauchos who took on summer experiences! Name: Shaye Ramirez Major: Psychological and Brain Sciences Location: Koroinasau School District, Fiji Employer: VESA 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 […]

Ever Consider A Finance Rotational Program?

Hardi Vajir is an UCSB alumna who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics-Accounting in March 2019 She worked on-campus as a peer advisor in both the Economics Departments as well as Career Services while remaining active participating in TedxUCSB.  While studying abroad in Scotland, Hardi successfully landed a full-time job offer to work […]

Hire UC Event

Hire UC: A Career Fair showcasing University of California Alumni The strength of the UC system was on full display last week as the first ‘Hire UC’ Career Fair took place on Thursday, May 2nd in South San Francisco. All 10 UC’s participated as well as close to 80 firms from around the Bay Area. […]

Recruiting Trends

Recruiters talk trends in hiring Recently I’ve participated in two Recruiting Conferences (the annual ERE conference in San Diego and URx in San Francisco) and have come out feeling that there are some important and consistent themes across the hiring landscape that are important for students to understand. Applicant Tracking Systems—ubiquitous in recruiting. Get used […]

A Day in the Life of a Gaucho at Amazon Alexa

Name: Abel Flores Prieto Major at UCSB: Physics Date of graduation: June 2018 Current Job Title: Knowledge Engineer What motivated you to work at Amazon Alexa present company? Being able to reach so many people through my work is what motivated me to work at Amazon. Especially when my family uses the things I develop/create. […]

Gaucho Summer Experience Spotlight: Giselle Langley

Wondering what to do this summer? Get inspired by other Gauchos who took on summer experiences! Name: Giselle Langley Major: Communication and Film & Media Studies Location: Santa Clarita, CA Employer: Princess Cruises 1. Briefly describe a typical day at your internship/research/volunteer experience, such as the type of training you received or project you worked […]

Special Guest Spotlight: Emmy-Winning Producer, Talent Executive, and Content CEO

Meet Larry Shapiro: CEO of Ensemble Digital Studios Tell us about yourself and your career journey. I have a successful 20+ year track record of managing and producing creative in all forms of media and pioneering the convergence between next gen talent and traditional Hollywood. As CEO of Ensemble Digital Studios, I manage talent and […]

Gaucho Career Spotlight: Computer Science

Meet Raymond: Vice President of Data Management @ Interactive Labs Basic information about Raymond: Raymond graduated with his B.S. in Computer Science in 2009 and currently works as Vice President of Data Management at Interactive Labs remotely and travelling full time. Describe a day in your current position. I start my day generally with a […]

Gaucho Career Spotlight: Computer Engineering

Meet Veena: Solutions Architect @ Amazon Web Services Basic information about Veena: Veena graduated with her B.S. in Computer Engineering in 2018 and currently works as a Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services in Washington, D.C. Describe a day in your current position. Usually, I meet with Amazon Web Services’ customers in the public sector […]

Gaucho Career Spotlight: Electrical Engineering

Meet Cicero: Hardware Engineer @ Cisco Basic information about Cicero: Cicero graduated with his B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2016 and currently works as a Hardware Engineer at Cisco Systems in San Jose, California. Describe a day in your current position. I am a Hardware Engineer on the ODVT (Optical Design Verification Test) team. We […]

A Day in the Life of a Gaucho at Continental

Name: Matthew NarioMajor at UCSB: Financial Mathematics & Statistics              Date of graduation: June 2017Current Job Title: Financial Analyst What motivated you to work at your present company? There are so many reasons why I chose Continental and continue to do so.  I have a great mentor who I am constantly learning from.  I love my […]

Gaucho Summer Experience Spotlight: Yiluo Li

Wondering what to do this summer? Get inspired by other Gauchos who took on summer experiences! Name: Yiluo Li Major: CCS Physics Location: Pasadena, CA Employer: Caltech 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 favorite moments? […]

A Recruiter’s Perspective: Continental

Name: Lily Poon Title: Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist Company: Continental Why do you enjoy recruiting Gauchos? I love the vibe when I’m on campus. When we’ve attended career fairs, the students have clearly done their homework and looked up our company. They are sophisticated and mature while being self aware of their own limitations. UCSB […]

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