Events Calendar for UCI Students

We offer webinars, workshops, info sessions, career fairs and other types of events. Webinars and workshops are 50 minutes in length unless otherwise noted. Zoom details including the link will be available upon registration. Registration is provided through Handshake. For more information, please see our Eligibility Policy.

All Events

All Webinars, Workshops and Info Sessions are shown below. Career Fairs are listed separately.

 RegisterVirtual Drop-ins with Career Pathways Wednesday, June 26th 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

June 26, 2024 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Available to current UCI students only (alumni are not eligible for drop-in services - see https://career.uci.edu/alumni/services-for-alumni/) Talk with DCP career education staff through Zoom during virtual drop-ins to get your resume or cover letter reviewed or for some guidance around the internship and job search process. Virtual drop-ins are available on a first-come, first served basis for quick career questions. Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Drop-ins with Career Pathways Wednesday, July 3rd 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

July 3, 2024 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Available to current UCI students only (alumni are not eligible for drop-in services - see https://career.uci.edu/alumni/services-for-alumni/) Talk with DCP career education staff through Zoom during virtual drop-ins to get your resume or cover letter reviewed or for some guidance around the internship and job search process. Virtual drop-ins are available on a first-come, first served basis for quick career questions. Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterCreating Your First Resume Tuesday, July 9th 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

July 9, 2024 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Career Pathways, Training Room, Irvine, CA 92697, USA

Learn how to write a resume that gets you noticed at this in person session.

 RegisterVirtual Drop-ins with Career Pathways Wednesday, July 10th 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

July 10, 2024 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Available to current UCI students only (alumni are not eligible for drop-in services - see https://career.uci.edu/alumni/services-for-alumni/) Talk with DCP career education staff through Zoom during virtual drop-ins to get your resume or cover letter reviewed or for some guidance around the internship and job search process. Virtual drop-ins are available on a first-come, first served basis for quick career questions. Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual: Job and Internship Search Strategies Thursday, July 11th 2024, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

July 11, 2024 (2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT)

From networking techniques to tips on using Handshake, learn effective strategies to search for jobs and internship opportunities at this virtual webinar.  Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual: Applying to Graduate School Monday, July 15th 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

July 15, 2024 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Learn foundational tips about the graduate school application process, and factors to consider when selecting programs that are right for you.  Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterWhat Nonacademic Employers Really Value About Your PhD Grad Students Only Wednesday, July 17th 2024, 9:00 am - 9:45 am PDT

July 17, 2024 (9:00am - 9:45am PDT)

Hosted & Presented by Beyond the ProfessoriateMuch of the job search process is about persuasive communication: you want to convince a hiring manager that you’re the right fit for the job. So how can PhDs effectively communicate their skills and advanced training to employers?Join Beyond the Professoriate in this upcoming webinar where you’ll learn what employers look for in candidates, and how you can communicate your value as a PhD to employers.This webinar is designed for doctoral students, PhDs, and postdocs from all academic disciplines who are wondering:
What do employers look for in job candidates?
How do you determine what an employer wants?
How do I show I’m the right person for the job?
Register here: https://institutions.beyondprof.com/webinar-what-nonacademic-employers-really-value/

 RegisterVirtual Drop-ins with Career Pathways Wednesday, July 17th 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

July 17, 2024 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Available to current UCI students only (alumni are not eligible for drop-in services - see https://career.uci.edu/alumni/services-for-alumni/) Talk with DCP career education staff through Zoom during virtual drop-ins to get your resume or cover letter reviewed or for some guidance around the internship and job search process. Virtual drop-ins are available on a first-come, first served basis for quick career questions. Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Drop-ins with Career Pathways Wednesday, July 24th 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

July 24, 2024 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Available to current UCI students only (alumni are not eligible for drop-in services - see https://career.uci.edu/alumni/services-for-alumni/) Talk with DCP career education staff through Zoom during virtual drop-ins to get your resume or cover letter reviewed or for some guidance around the internship and job search process. Virtual drop-ins are available on a first-come, first served basis for quick career questions. Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual: Asking for Letters of Recommendation Wednesday, July 24th 2024, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

July 24, 2024 (3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT)

Thinking about applying to graduate school? Learn about how to ask for letters of recommendation at this webinar. Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Drop-ins with Career Pathways Wednesday, July 31st 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

July 31, 2024 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Available to current UCI students only (alumni are not eligible for drop-in services - see https://career.uci.edu/alumni/services-for-alumni/) Talk with DCP career education staff through Zoom during virtual drop-ins to get your resume or cover letter reviewed or for some guidance around the internship and job search process. Virtual drop-ins are available on a first-come, first served basis for quick career questions. Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Drop-ins with Career Pathways Wednesday, August 7th 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

August 7, 2024 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Available to current UCI students only (alumni are not eligible for drop-in services - see https://career.uci.edu/alumni/services-for-alumni/) Talk with DCP career education staff through Zoom during virtual drop-ins to get your resume or cover letter reviewed or for some guidance around the internship and job search process. Virtual drop-ins are available on a first-come, first served basis for quick career questions. Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual: Creating Your First Resume Wednesday, August 7th 2024, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

August 7, 2024 (2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT)

Learn how to write a resume that gets you noticed at this in person session. Topic: Creating Your First ResumeTime: Aug 7, 2024 – 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual: Prepare for the Interview Tuesday, August 13th 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

August 13, 2024 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Make the best impression with interviewers by gaining tips on how to prepare for the interview at this virtual meeting. Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterAcademic Job Market Bootcamp Grad Students Only Monday, August 19th 2024, 9:00 am PDT - Friday, August 23rd 2024, 9:45 am PDT

August 19, 2024 (9:00am PDT) - August 23, 2024 (9:45am PDT)

Hosted & Presented by Beyond the ProfessoriateGet ready for the academic job market by attending the 2024 Academic Job Market Boot Camp with Beyond the Professoriate.Designed to help you stand out as a candidate, these workshops will demystify the various documents that make up an application package. You’ll learn strategies you need to clearly and confidently communicate who you are as an educator and scholar to hiring committees.These virtual workshops are designed for doctoral students, PhDs, and postdocs from all disciplines who want to strengthen their application package.Can’t make it live? Replays will be available — register in advance to receive notification.
August 19: Cover Letters
August 20: Research Statements
August 21: Teaching Statements
August 22: Teaching Portfolios
August 23: Diversity Statements
Register today at: https://institutions.beyondprof.com/academic-job-market-bootcamp-2024/

 RegisterHow to Find a Part-Time Job Monday, August 19th 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

August 19, 2024 (1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT)

Career Pathways, Training Room, Irvine, CA 92697, USA

Get tips on using Handshake and Division of Career Pathways resources to effectively search for part-time jobs.

 RegisterVirtual Drop-ins with Career Pathways Wednesday, August 21st 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

August 21, 2024 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Available to current UCI students only (alumni are not eligible for drop-in services - see https://career.uci.edu/alumni/services-for-alumni/) Talk with DCP career education staff through Zoom during virtual drop-ins to get your resume or cover letter reviewed or for some guidance around the internship and job search process. Virtual drop-ins are available on a first-come, first served basis for quick career questions. Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual: Job and Internship Search Strategies Wednesday, August 21st 2024, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

August 21, 2024 (3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT)

From networking techniques to tips on using Handshake, learn effective strategies to search for jobs and internship opportunities at this virtual webinar.  Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual: Advanced Resume Writing Monday, August 26th 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

August 26, 2024 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Get tips on how to take your resume to the next level.Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Drop-ins with Career Pathways Wednesday, August 28th 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

August 28, 2024 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Available to current UCI students only (alumni are not eligible for drop-in services - see https://career.uci.edu/alumni/services-for-alumni/) Talk with DCP career education staff through Zoom during virtual drop-ins to get your resume or cover letter reviewed or for some guidance around the internship and job search process. Virtual drop-ins are available on a first-come, first served basis for quick career questions. Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual: How to Find a Part-Time Job Tuesday, September 3rd 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

September 3, 2024 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Get tips on using Handshake and Division of Career Pathways resources to effectively search for part-time jobs. Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Drop-ins with Career Pathways Wednesday, September 4th 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

September 4, 2024 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Available to current UCI students only (alumni are not eligible for drop-in services - see https://career.uci.edu/alumni/services-for-alumni/) Talk with DCP career education staff through Zoom during virtual drop-ins to get your resume or cover letter reviewed or for some guidance around the internship and job search process. Virtual drop-ins are available on a first-come, first served basis for quick career questions. Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterHow to Set Yourself Up for Career Success Grad Students Only Wednesday, September 11th 2024, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

September 11, 2024 (9:00am - 10:00am PDT)

PhDs and postdocs are busy. There’s so much to do NOW that it’s hard to think long term.

But what will you do after your PhD? Have you started exploring career options yet? It’s important to think about these questions early because a job search can take 6+months.

This webinar will help you make goals and set priorities so that you can be successful in your program AND prepared to launch your career. It is designed for doctoral students, PhDs, and postdocs from all academic disciplines who are wondering:
• How do I find time to add job searching to my already busy to-do list?
• How can I make choices about coursework and research now that will set me up for future success?
• What do non-academic employers want to see in PhDs transitioning out of academia?

Register here: https://institutions.beyondprof.com/events/

Hosted and Presented by Beyond the Professoriate

 RegisterVirtual Drop-ins with Career Pathways Wednesday, September 11th 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

September 11, 2024 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Available to current UCI students only (alumni are not eligible for drop-in services - see https://career.uci.edu/alumni/services-for-alumni/) Talk with DCP career education staff through Zoom during virtual drop-ins to get your resume or cover letter reviewed or for some guidance around the internship and job search process. Virtual drop-ins are available on a first-come, first served basis for quick career questions. Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterHow to Manage Your Overwhelm This Academic Year Grad Students Only Wednesday, September 25th 2024, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

September 25, 2024 (9:00am - 10:00am PDT)

Feeling overwhelmed? You’re not alone. So many doctoral students and postdocs struggle to maintain a work/life balance. Teaching! Research! Publishing! Conferences! Job searching! Sometimes we may also neglect our personal lives, which can take a toll on our mental health.

This webinar on time management will give you the tools and strategies you need to strike a balance between the expectations of your program and your personal life/values. It is designed for doctoral students, PhDs, and postdocs from all academic disciplines who are wondering:
• How do I balance research, teaching, and the other demands of my doctoral program or postdoc position?
• How do I find time to work on job searching while also honoring other commitments such as family, relationship, exercise, etc?
• How do I maintain a healthy work-life balance?
• What are some time-management techniques that can work for me?

Register here: https://institutions.beyondprof.com/events/

Hosted and Presented by Beyond the Professoriate

 RegisterHow to Network When You Don’t Have a Network Grad Students Only Wednesday, October 9th 2024, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

October 9, 2024 (9:00am - 10:00am PDT)

Studies show that up to 85% of jobs are filled through networking and referrals.

But what do you do if you don’t have a network? What if the only people you know are academics? This interactive webinar will show you how to build a network of professionals working in career fields that interest you. You’ll learn how to network authentically and how to avoid common networking mistakes.

This webinar is designed for doctoral students, PhDs, and postdocs from all academic disciplines who are wondering:
• How do I network in a way that feels genuine (rather than awkward or self-serving)?
• Where do I begin networking?
• What tools can I use to help grow my network?
• How do I approach professionals working in fields of interest when I don’t know them?

Register here: https://institutions.beyondprof.com/events/

Hosted and Presented by Beyond the Professoriate

 RegisterAcademic Publishing Grad Students Only Wednesday, October 23rd 2024, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

October 23, 2024 (9:00am - 10:00am PDT)

To land a tenure-track job, you’ve got to publish. To be successful, you need to know where to submit your work and what academic publishers are looking for in submissions. This webinar will explain the academic publishing process. You’ll learn tips and strategies to help you be successful as a scholar.

This webinar is designed for doctoral students, PhDs, and postdocs from all academic disciplines who are wondering:
• How do I know when my research is ready to be published?
• How do I draft and revise my own work to improve its chances of publication?
• How does peer review work?
• What is an expected timeline for academic publishing?

Register here: https://institutions.beyondprof.com/events/

Hosted and Presented by Beyond the Professoriate

 RegisterHow to Write a Resume That Hiring Managers Will Actually Read Grad Students Only Wednesday, November 6th 2024, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST

November 6, 2024 (9:00am - 10:00am PST)

PhDs and Postdocs often approach resume writing as a self-reflective exercise — they “convert” their CV into a resume and focus on their academic accomplishments. But if you’re trying to catch a hiring manager’s attention, this is a failed strategy.

Instead, PhDs and postdocs should treat their resume as a persuasive document, designed to convince a hiring manager to contact you for an interview. An effective resume focuses less on your list of accomplishments and more on describing how you can solve a hiring manager’s problems.

This webinar is designed for doctoral students, PhDs, and postdocs from all academic disciplines who are wondering:
• What do I need to include in my resume?
• What are common mistakes PhDs make on the resume?
• How can I apply more effective strategies to ensure my resume catches the attention of the hiring manager?

Register here: https://institutions.beyondprof.com/events/

Hosted and Presented by Beyond the Professoriate

 RegisterHow to Prepare for a 1st Round Interview for a Faculty Job Grad Students Only Wednesday, November 20th 2024, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST

November 20, 2024 (9:00am - 10:00am PST)

You’ve submitted your faculty job applications and are now anxiously awaiting to hear back about interviews. Maybe you’ve already booked your first screening interview and you’re wondering what to expect. What kinds of questions will be asked? How should you prepare for a virtual interview?

Join us for this upcoming webinar on how to prepare for first round interviews. This webinar is designed for doctoral students, PhDs, and postdocs from all academic disciplines who are wondering:
• What is the typical format of a 1, round interview?
• What types of questions can I expect to be asked?
• What is the best way to answer common questions that will help me stand out as a candidate?

Register here: https://institutions.beyondprof.com/events/

Hosted and Presented by Beyond the Professoriate

 RegisterWhat We Learned in 2024 and Lessons for 2025 Grad Students Only Wednesday, December 11th 2024, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST

December 11, 2024 (9:00am - 10:00am PST)

Layoffs, return to office, generative AI. Everything about today’s job market feels like it’s in flux. So how have the events of 2024 impacted job options for PhDs?

Join the Beyond the Prof staff as we reflect on what we learned in 2024 and how you should approach your job search in 2025.

This webinar is designed for doctoral students, PhDs, and postdocs from all academic disciplines who are wondering:
• What were the big job market trends affecting PhD hiring in 2024?
• What sectors of the economy are growing and which are shrinking?
• Given the year that’s been, what modifications do I need to make in my job search?
• What factors will affect PhD job searching in 2025?

Register here: https://institutions.beyondprof.com/events/

Hosted and Presented by Beyond the Professoriate

Event Descriptions

Career Labs

  • Resume Lab

    Resume Lab
    Bring your laptop and drop in any time during our labs for hands-on help! A few tablets will be available on a first-come, first served basis. Whether you’re writing your first resume or just need help with tailoring it to a specific job, drop by for assistance with your resume questions.

  • Cover Letter Lab

    Cover Letter Lab
    Bring your laptop and drop in any time during our labs for hands-on help! A few tablets will be available on a first-come, first served basis. Bring a specific job posting to this hands-on working session where career advisors will provide individual help with your cover letter.

  • LinkedIn Lab

    LinkedIn Lab
    Bring your laptop and drop in any time during our labs for hands-on help! A few tablets will be available on a first-come, first served basis. Get a quick overview on LinkedIn and stay for an informal, open working session to build your LinkedIn profile.

  • Finding a Part-Time Job Lab

    Finding a Part-Time Job Lab
    Bring your laptop and drop in any time during our labs for hands-on help! A few tablets will be available on a first-come, first served basis. Get practical tips on effectively using Handshake to search for jobs and internships, setting up your profile, and making the most of Handshake.

  • Handshake Profile Lab

    Handshake Profile Lab
    There will be a quick 5 minute overview on our Building Your Handshake Profile Quick Tip handout at the beginning of the session, but otherwise this is an informal, open working session. Bring your laptop and drop in any time during the lab for hands-on help! A few Microsoft Surface tablets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for students who need a laptop.

General Workshops

  • Resume

    Creating Your First Resume
    Learn how to put together a first-rate resume in this workshop covering what to include, proper formatting, and how to tailor your resume to a job description.

    Technical Resume Writing
    Get tips on how to highlight your relevant skills, technical and extra-curricular experiences to make an impactful impression for technical positions.

    Identifying Your Professional Skills
    Gain insight into the top skills employers are seeking and how to translate your experiences to demonstrate your qualifications.

  • Interview

    Interview Techniques
    Ace the interview with tips on how to prepare and what to do during an interview.

    General Tips for the Technical Interview
    Learn what to expect and get tips on how to prepare for a technical interview.

  • Internships

    How to Get an Internship
    From internship search strategies to making the most of your internship, get ready for internship success!

    Internship 101
    Learn about internships, how to structure your experience, and what to do to make the most of your internship.

  • Job Search

    How to Find a Work-Study or Part-Time Job
    Get tips on using Handshake and DCP resources to effectively search for work-study or part-time jobs.

    Job Search Strategies
    From networking techniques to tips on using Handshake, learn effective strategies to search for jobs.

    Your 1-Minute Elevator Pitch
    Get guidance and practice on how to introduce yourself at career fairs and professional events.

    Building Your Network
    Learn strategies for making connections and improving your networking skills.

    Prepare for the Fair / Prepare for the STEM Fair
    Make the best impression with recruiters by gaining tips on how to prepare for the career fair.

    Negotiating the Job Offer
    Gain confidence in negotiating a job offer by understanding the components of the offer and learning strategies for success.

    Are You LinkedIn?
    Learn how to build your profile and effectively use LinkedIn in your job search, including finding employers, researching industries, and making connections.

    Job Search Correspondence
    Learn techniques to craft effective cover letters, thank you letters, and professional email communication related to the job search process.

    CPT and the Internship Search for International Students
    Co-presented by the Division of Career Pathways and the International Center, this workshop explains what Curricular Practical Training is as well as how to search for internships.

    OPT and the Job Search for International Students
    Co-presented by the Division of Career Pathways and the International Center, this workshop explains what Optional Practical Training is as well as how to search for jobs.

Special Workshops & Events

  • Graduate & Law School Workshops & Events

    Graduate & Law School Week includes many of the following workshops along with the Law School Fair and Graduate & Professional School Fair. Click here to see example week.

    Graduate School Chat
    Get an overview of graduate school resources and chat with a career counselor about your graduate school questions.

    How to Finance Graduate School
    Think you won’t be able to afford graduate school? We’ll show you how!

    Applying to Graduate School
    Learn how to find which universities and programs are right for you, as well as details about the application process.

    Writing an Effective Personal Statement for Graduate School
    Learn how to craft a strong personal statement.

    Pre-Law Workshop
    Do you have an interest in someday applying to law school? If so, join us for a workshop focused on setting you up for success to apply. Topics that will be covered include: essential undergraduate skills to develop, how to become a competitive law school applicant, and what kinds of experiences to target.

    Applying to Law School
    Learn about the law school application process and what it takes to be a viable candidate.

    GRE Strategy Session
    An expert instructor will cover the content of the GRE, walk you through sample questions, and share examples of proven test-taking strategies.

    Law School Admissions Panel
    Learn about the law school selection and admissions process from a panel of experts.

    Applying to a Graduate School in Psychology Panel
    Get advice on how to become a viable candidate for graduate psychology programs.

  • Internship Week Workshops & Events

    Internship Week is a collection of webinars and events geared toward helping students find and make the most of their internship opportunities. Click here to see example.

  • Career Discovery Series & Student Success Career Panels

    The Career Discovery Series and the Student Success Career Panels are career panels that aim to educate students on different career possibilities to consider. Click here to see example topics.

  • Health Professions Workshops & Events

    Pre-Health Week includes many of the following workshops along with the Health Professions Fair. Click here to see example week.

    The Pre-Med Journey
    Gain insight on the medical school admissions process, including developing a competitive application, effective interviewing tips, and letters of recommendation.

    Writing a Winning Personal Statement for Medical / Health Professional School
    Learn how to build a powerful narrative about your accomplishments for admission to health professional schools.

    Preparing for the Medical / Health Professional School Interview
    Ace the medical / health professions interview with tips on how to prepare and what to expect.

  • Graduating Senior Career Launch Week

    Graduating Senior Career Launch Week is a week-long series that will prepare you to launch your job search. Click here to see example week.

Grad Student Workshops

  • Resume / CV

    GRAD – Resume Writing
    Take your resume to the next level. Learn how to tailor your content to the job description so employers see how your skills and experiences suit their needs. Plus, we’ll discuss the purpose, format, and content of a targeted cover letter.

    GRAD – Writing a CV
    This workshop explains the purpose, format, and content of the Curriculum Vitae. Learn how to create and critique your academic CV and how to tailor your CV to different institution types and highlight your best assets.

  • Interview

    GRAD – Preparing for the Academic Interview
    Learn about the various types of positions available, where to look for positions, and get an overview of the entire academic job search process. This session is full of tips and resources to help you successfully navigate the academic job search.

  • Job Search

    GRAD – Job Search Strategies for Grad Students
    Learn how to research and understand the job market. Discover how to narrow your search, locate jobs, and market yourself to business and industry.