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There are a number of ways that we support students' growth and development--both online and in person--to prepare for meaningful and impactful careers. In every aspect of our work, student success is our first priority.

Our services are available to all registered UCSB students, as well as alumni based on status (please see our Alumni page for eligibility). Use this page to explore the many services we offer to students and learn how to gain access.

Career Advising

Individual Sessions With Career Experts


Do you need a quick career chat? Visit drop-in for individual assistance on demand, available at Career Services with Career Peers and Career Counselors.

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How to Access Drop-In:

Drop-In is available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. during the academic year in the Career Resources Room (CRR) within the Career Services building (open from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.). Service is on a first-come, first-served basis through 3:45 p.m.; please plan ahead during busy periods before career fairs. 

Additionally, graduate students are able to meet with a Graduate Student Career Peer by checking GradPost for Drop-In Hours at the Graduate Student Resource Center (GSRC) or emailing careergradpeer@sa.ucsb.edu.


Are you looking for a deeper career conversation? Schedule an advanced appointment with a Career Counselor who specializes in assisting you with your individual goals or needs.

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How to Schedule an Appointment:

Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. during the academic year and can be scheduled by visiting the Career Services building or by calling (805) 893-4412. Appointments are offered via in-person, phone, or video meetings. Please note our appointment policies for no shows and late arrivals.

Get familiar with our Career Education Team and find the Career Counselor best suited for your goals.


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Career Information and Resources

Tips and Insights for Success





We empower students to prepare for their future by consulting powerful sources of information. With access to reliable resources and insights, Gauchos can make informed decisions and move forward with confidence.

Career Services Website

Explore our website for all of your career needs, guided by Starter Topics and Specialized Topics; access subscriptions to Vault, Big Interview, GoinGlobal, and more

Discovery Assessments

Take an assessment to help you connect with your core self and uncover your personality, interests, strengths, and values for informed career decisions

Career Path Guidance Emails

Subscribe to your future and receive emails from a Career Counselor who specializes in your interests; every email features success tips, jobs, and events

Manuals and Print Resources

Review our books and print resources on various career topics, including informational manuals for undergraduate students and graduate students


Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events


We offer a dynamic lineup of career events year-round. Ranging from premium career fairs and recruitment events, to educational workshops and speaker panels, we provide students with hundreds of career events to attend throughout the year.


Engaging Opportunities We Offer


Internship Scholarship Program (for Undergraduate Students) >>

Increases access for students to participate in experiential learning and career exploration, supporting preparation for the job market and offsetting financial hardships associated with unpaid internships

Graduate Student Internship Fellowship Program >>

Supports graduate students in obtaining internship opportunities to gain industry experience that complements their studies

Career Clothing Closet Program >>

Provides professional attire to the student community for use in interviews, networking events, and the workplace


Gaucho Job Shadow Program >>

Pairs students with professionals in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Bay Area for an opportunity to spend a half -day or full day in the workplace during Spring Break

On-Campus Interview Program >>

Connects students with interviews at UCSB with employers looking to hire for positions nationwide

Workforce Recruitment Program >>

Supports students with qualifying disabilities through opportunities to interview and obtain positions in federal government

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Let Us Know Your Thoughts


We want feedback from UCSB students about how we can help you succeed in your career. To provide your suggestions or input about our services, fill out this anonymous feedback form.

Contact Us



Office: M–F 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Drop-In: M–F 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Call for Hours During University Breaks

Phone and Email

(805) 893-4412
Students: careerhelp@sa.ucsb.edu
Recruiters: employer.services@sa.ucsb.edu
Events: careerevents@sa.ucsb.edu

Mailing Address

Career Services, Bldg. 599
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California 93106-7140




Career Services is located in Building 599, the pink building next to Storke Tower

Directions and Parking

See Visit UCSB and Campus Maps; convenient parking in Lot 22 (permit required)

Our Team

Meet the Team at Career Services


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