Quick Tips are concise handouts that help explain a variety of career-related subjects like how to write a resume, interview tips, and how to apply to graduate school. The library below includes digital versions (in PDF format) of the most current Quick Tips. Stop by the Division of Career Pathways for hard copies. You can also find this information in our Job Search Guide.
- All About Handshake
Learn all about Handshake, the resource that allows students to find jobs and internships, register for workshops and events, set up career counseling appointments, and more.
- How to Build Your Handshake Profile
Learn how to get the most out of Handshake by creating a complete profile.
Applying for the Job
- Accepting the Offer
Learn what to consider when presented with a job offer.
- Dress for an Interview
Learn how to dress for success and make a great first impression for your job interview.
- Federal Job and Internship Search
Learn about the many opportunities for current students and recent graduates in the federal government.
- Interview Techniques
Learn the top ten rules of interviewing, what to bring, and what to remember before, during, and after your interview.
- Job Hunting for International Students
Learn about the variety of resources available to international students looking for job and internship opportunities.
- Job Search Strategies
Learn the top five strategies for a successful job or internship search.
- Job Search Strategies for Veterans
Learn the top five strategies to present the skills you developed during your time in the military in a way that employers can understand and appreciate.
- Prepare for the Fair
Make the most of an upcoming career fair by learning tips on what to do before, during, and after the fair.
- Resume Help
Learn how to develop a resume. Includes formatting tips, areas to include, and how to adapt your resume into a CV.
- Resume Writing Strategies for Student Veterans
Learn how to highlight the skills you developed in the military in a manner that is relevant and accessible for civilian employers.
- Types of Interviews
Learn about the different types of interviews and what to expect for each.
- Write a Cover Letter
Learn how to craft a cover letter. Includes structure, tips, and an example cover letter.
Applying to Graduate School
- Application Checklist
Use this handy checklist to help stay on track with your applications during your junior and senior years.
- Applying to Law School
Includes law school application timeline (freshman and sophomore years, junior year, end of junior year/senior summer, early senior fall, and senior fall/winter) and application checklist.
- Business School FAQ
Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about attending business school.
- Considering Grad School
Learn about different considerations to keep in mind when considering graduate school.
- Grad School for Health Professions
Includes application timeline for freshman and sophomore years, junior year, summer before senior year, senior year – fall quarter, and senior year – winter and spring quarters.
- Law School Personal Statement
Your personal statement lends your voice to your application. Learn how to craft a statement that demonstrates your strong writing skills.
- Write a Statement of Purpose
Learn how to craft a personal statement that will set you apart from other graduate school applicants.
Learn about how to find and maximize your internship. Includes worksheet for evaluating your internship.
Planning Your Future
- Career Direction Resources
Learn about the Career Pathways resources that will help you discover your interests, connect to opportunities, and succeed in your career search.
- Choosing a Major
Learn how to find the major that best fits your interests and intended career path.
- Finding a Campus Job
Learn more about how to find a part-time job on campus. Includes information on the work-study program.
- Gap Year
Learn more about gap year – the transition period prior to pursuing graduate school or establishing a career, typically used to gain skills, prepare for exams, or obtain hands-on experience.
- Informational Interviews
Informational interviews are a great way to learn more about different career paths. Learn how to set one up and how best to prepare.
- Transfer Student Guide
Learn how to get started on your career path from your junior year and beyond.
- First-Generation Students
Learn about the many resources available both at the UCI Division of Career Pathways and outside of it that can help you capitalize your time and succeed at UC Irvine.
- OCI: On-Campus Interviews
Learn more about the On-Campus Interview (OCI) Program and how you can interview conveniently with employers right on campus! All OCI positions are posted on Handshake (uci.joinhandshake.com).
Learn more about the services the UCI Division of Career Pathways provides, including individual career counseling appointments, drop in advising, workshops, and more.
- Student Veterans
Learn more about the services the UCI Division of Career Pathways provides that can help student veterans translate their military experience into civilian terms.
Networking & Communication Skills
- Dining Etiquette
Learn dining etiquette tips for dining during pre-interview, interview, internship event, client meeting, company celebration, and social events outside of work.
Learn tips to help you become more confident in your networking skills.
- Networking for Ph.D Students
Learn the best strategies for academic networking, including how to introduce yourself, discussion tips, and more.
- What is LinkedIn?
Learn how to create a professional LinkedIn profile and tips for building your network and searching for job opportunities.