Experience Expo

The Experience Expo is a collaborative two week event that seeks to create awareness of the variety of ways students can engage in professional development. Through a collection of workshops, fairs, and other events, hosted by multiple departments on campus, students can explore opportunities, connect with professionals from on and off campus, and create success. This event is open to all majors and degree levels, and includes programming for undergraduate and graduate students.

Click the tabs below for details, participate, and get equipped to shine during your search for experience!


Experience Expo Kick-Off & The Networking Game

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, January 17: 6–8 p.m.
LOCATION: Merage School Auditorium

The evening will begin with a presentation from Brian Cho, Class of 2007, followed by over an hour of networking with professionals from a variety of fields. Refreshments provided. Opportunity drawing for networking participants. Visit http://bit.ly/2j09pX7 to register! Click here for full details.

Getting into Grad School Chat

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 18: 11–11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Career Center

What kind of experience is best for your grad school application? How can you market yourself as a top grad school candidate? Join Career Counselor, Michelle Mallen, for this group chat. Bring your questions and join the conversation. Click here to RSVP! 

Practice Fair

DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 19: 1–3 p.m.
LOCATION: Career Center

At the Practice Fair, each student will be able to receive tips and guidance on what to do before and after the fair, have their resume reviewed, deveop their elevator pitch with a career counselor, and practice their pitch with recruiters. Participation in this event will increase students' confidence and success at the three fairs the following week and beyond.

Student Leadership & Involvement Fair

DATE/TIME: Monday, January 23: Noon–2 p.m.
LOCATION: Student Center Emerald Bay rooms

The Student Leadership and Involvement Fair will be jointly hosted by the Career Center and the Office of New Student and Leadership Programs. Students will learn about leadership positions including internships, peer programs, or other types of leadership positions available right here at UCI. All UCI departments that offer leadership opportunities are encouraged to attend. Over 25 departments have already registered. Find more information at studentlife.uci.edu/leadership. Click here for a list of participating departments.

Queer & Hired Panel

DATE/TIME: Monday, January 23: 6-7 p.m.
LOCATION: Career Center Training Room

Participate in a discussion with recruiters from Queer-friendly companies.

Community & Public Service Fair

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 25: Noon-3 p.m.
LOCATION: Student Center Pacific Ballroom

The Community and Public Service Fair, hosted by Student Life & Leadership, will feature over 70 non-profit and social service agencies offering volunteer and/or internship positions. Business casual attire is suggested. Bring multiple copies of your resume. Get ready for this event by participating in the Practice Fair or attending a Prepare for the Fair Workshop. Click here for the list of participants

Internship & Career Fair

DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 26: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
LOCATION: Student Center Pacific Ballroom

The Internship & Career Fair will feature employers from a variety of industries seeking to identify talented UCI students for part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities. Click here to RSVP and view registered employers! 



Interview Techniques

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, January 17: Noon-1 p.m.
LOCATION: Career Center Training Room

Nervous about an upcoming interview? Eliminate that interview anxiety through this prep session. Discover the techniques and tips to out shine the competition.

Are You LinkedIn?

DATE/TIME: January 17: 2-3 p.m.
LOCATION: Career Center Training Room

Learn how to effectively use LinkedIn in your job search. Part of the challenge of any job search is finding employers and making connections with people in your target industry. LinkedIn is a valuable resource you can use to research industries, meet recruiters and get connected.

Your 1 Min. Elevator Pitch

DATE/TIME: January 18: Noon-12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Career Center Training Room

Learn how to craft your 1-minute introduction to use at Career Fairs and any professional event. Leave an impression with others by effectively introducing yourself.

Technical Resume Writing

DATE/TIME: January 18: 1-2 p.m.
LOCATION: Career Center Training Room

You have less than a minute to impress recruiters with your resume. Learn how to highlight your experiences, technical and extra-curricular, and make an impactful first impression.

Networking for Those Who Hate Networking

DATE/TIME: January 20: 3-4 p.m.
LOCATION: Career Center Training Room

Are you uncomfortable talking to strangers? Unsure of how to make connections with others? Do you feel uncomfortable talking about yourself? Learn successful strategies for making connections and improving your networking skills to assist you in your job search.

Graduate Students: Your Elevator Pitch & Leveraging Transferable Skills

DATE/TIME: January 20: 1-2 p.m.
LOCATION: Career Center Training Room

Learn to identify your transferable skills to create your elevator pitch.

Advanced Resume Writing

DATE/TIME: January 23: 2-3 p.m.
LOCATION: Career Center Training Room

Take your resume to the next level. Learn how to tailor your content to the job description so employers see how your background suits their needs.

Your 1 Min. Elevator Pitch

DATE/TIME: January 24: 12:30-1 p.m.
LOCATION: Career Center Training Room

Learn how to craft your 1-minute introduction to use at Career Fairs and any professional event. Leave an impression with others by effectively introducing yourself.

Resume Basics

DATE/TIME: January 24: 2-3 p.m.
LOCATION: Career Center Training Room

Employers can identify great resumes from poor ones in 15 seconds or less! Learn the “secrets” of writing a first-rate resume that will ensure you get that interview.

Prepare for the Fair

DATE/TIME: January 25: 1-2 p.m.
LOCATION: Career Center Training Room

You’ve got your resume and want to go to the Career Fair, now what? What do you do when you give your resume to an employer? Get great tips on how to make a good impression at the Career Fair.

After the Fair

DATE/TIME: January 27: 11 a.m.-Noon
LOCATION: Career Center Training Room

Learn what next steps to take after you've attended a Career Fair.


Sacramento Internship Program (SIP)

DATES/TIMES AT THE CAREER CENTER: January 11: Noon-1 p.m., January 12: 4-5 p.m., January 17: 4-5 p.m., January 23: 1-2 p.m.
LOCATION: Career Center Training Room

LOCATION: Student Services II 1010AB

The Sacramento Internship Program at the University of California, Irvine is a program that gives outstanding UCI students an opportunity to intern in the California state capital.

Learn more at www.career.uci.edu/sip

Job Shadow Program (JSP)

DATES/TIMES: January 11: 11 a.m.-Noon, January 19: 11 a.m.-Noon, January 24: 11 a.m.-Noon, January 27: Noon-1 p.m.
LOCATION: Career Center Training Room

The Job Shadow Program pairs students with professionals in Orange County and beyond for an opportunity to spend one day in the workplace during Spring Break in a career field of their interest.

Learn more at http://www.career.uci.edu/job-shadow-program/index.html

ANTrepreneurial Events

ANTrepreneur Center

New Venture Competition

The 2017 New Venture Competition at the Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Paul Merage School of Business and UCI Applied Innovation is one of the nation's premier new venture competitions offering all UC Irvine students, staff, and researchers the opportunity to form a team, create a startup, and potentiallly fund their idea all within six months. Click here for more information.

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