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.

 RegisterIntegrating Accessibility Into a Computing Career Tuesday, December 6th 2022, 10:30 am - 11:30 am PST

December 6, 2022 (10:30am - 11:30am PST)

Learn about careers in making technology accessible for people with disabilities!

In this panel, we will hear from panelists who have computing backgrounds and have found ways to integrate accessibility into their jobs in industry, in the non-profit sector, and in academia. Join us for this webinar to learn about why you might want to follow in their footsteps, and how to join them on their mission to make technology truly accessible to all.

Panelists:
Dr. Erin Buehler, Senior UX Researcher, Google
Kirk Crawford, Product Manager, Internal Revenue Service
Dr. JooYoung Seo, Assistant Professor, IUIC

Moderated by Dr. Stacy Branham, Associate Professor, UCI

 Register Grad Students: Lessons Learned from 2022 and Ways to Plan for 2023 Hosted by Beyond the Professoriate Wednesday, December 14th 2022, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST

December 14, 2022 (9:00am - 10:00am PST)

Join the Beyond the Professoriate team as we examine what we’ve learned about the job market and job searching in 2022 — and how we can employ best practices for a successful 2023.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

• Identify strategies and skills that helped job seekers on the market this year.
• Outline a manageable plan to aid in your career development.
• Evaluate the steps you need to take next year in your professional development and career transition.
• Identify resources in the Beyond Prof training platform that can help you in your job search.

Please note: You must be logged into the Aurora platform via UCI's institutional access to register for the event.

 RegisterDCP Internship Month Kick-Off Table Thursday, January 12th 2023, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PST

January 12, 2023 (11:30am - 1:00pm PST)

Ring Road, Student Center Ring, Irvine, CA 92697, USA

Stop by the Division of Career Pathways table on ring road to connect with staff in person, receive more information about Internship Month, and learn about the different resources and opportunities you can utilize at the Division of Career Pathways and across campus! 

 RegisterIn-Person: Creating a Resume for Your Internship Search Thursday, January 12th 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

January 12, 2023 (2:00pm - 3:00pm PST)

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

Attend this in person introductory resume building workshop to help kick off Internship Month 2023! This event will be hosted in the Division of Career Pathways Training Room. The DCP Career Education staff will facilitate a workshop to help you get started on crafting your resume to help you prepare for open internship opportunities.  

 RegisterVirtual Drop-ins with Career Pathways Friday, January 13th 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

January 13, 2023 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PST)

Talk with DCP career education staff virtually during the drop-in hour if you would like more guidance around the internship and job search process. You can use this time to get your resume and cover letter reviewed or discuss your internship search. 

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual: Using Handshake and the Career Fair to Discover Internship Opportunities  Friday, January 13th 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

January 13, 2023 (2:00pm - 3:00pm PST)

During this workshop you will learn about the various resources to help you identify relevant internship opportunities. We will also use this time to help you prepare for the upcoming in-person career fair taking place the following week in person on ring road. 

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterIn-Person: Prepare for the Fair Tuesday, January 17th 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

January 17, 2023 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PST)

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

Get ready for the Winter In-Person Internship and Career Fair, a day long fair for UCI students to connect and network with employers. Join this in-person workshop to learn how to navigate the career fair with employers and plan a strategy for a successful career fair experience.

 RegisterVirtual: How to Negotiate Your Salary For Graduate Students Only Thursday, January 19th 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

January 19, 2023 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PST)

Salary negotiation can be intimidating, but it is one of the most important conversations to have at the beginning of your career. Come develop your confidence and skills in this hands-on salary negotiation workshop where you will learn preparation tactics, practical behavioral strategies and receive additional resources to help you prepare.

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual: Student Internship Panel – Learn from your Peers about Internships  Thursday, January 19th 2023, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm PST

January 19, 2023 (4:30pm - 6:00pm PST)

Learn first-hand from UCI students about the internship experience. Questions about finding internships, application process, interviewing, how to make the most of the internship will be explored!

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Drop-ins with Career Pathways Friday, January 20th 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

January 20, 2023 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PST)

Talk with DCP career education staff virtually during the drop-in hour if you would like more guidance around the internship and job search process. You can use this time to get your resume and cover letter reviewed or discuss your internship search. 

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual: Prepare for the Virtual Career Fair Wednesday, January 25th 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

January 25, 2023 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PST)

Get ready for the Virtual Career and Internship Fair, a virtual fair hosted by Handshake for UCI students to connect and network with employers. Join this virtual webinar to learn how to navigate the career fair with employers and plan a strategy for a successful career fair experience. 

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Drop-ins with Career Pathways Friday, January 27th 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

January 27, 2023 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PST)

Talk with DCP career education staff virtually during the drop-in hour if you would like more guidance around the internship and job search process. You can use this time to get your resume and cover letter reviewed, take a self-assessment, and discuss your career plans. 

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterIn-Person: Resume Lab Monday, January 30th 2023, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

January 30, 2023 (3:00pm - 4:00pm PST)

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

Bring your laptop and drop-in any time during our labs for hands-on help! 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 at our in-person Resume Lab.

 RegisterVirtual: Prepare for the In-Person Career Fair Tuesday, January 31st 2023, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

January 31, 2023 (3:00pm - 4:00pm PST)

Get ready for the In-Person Winter Career Fair, a day long fair for UCI students to connect and network with employers. Join this virtual workshop to learn how to navigate the career fair with employers and plan a strategy for a successful career fair experience.

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Career Discovery Series: Social Impact Careers Wednesday, February 1st 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST

February 1, 2023 (4:00pm - 5:30pm PST)

The Career Discovery Series brings together alumni and professionals to share details about their career paths and job duties, as well as tips for breaking into specific industries.

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual: Professional and Dining Etiquette For Graduate Students Only Thursday, February 2nd 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

February 2, 2023 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PST)

Proper etiquette is essential for making a favorable impression. Whether interviewing for an academic job, networking at a conference, or simply having lunch with future employers, knowing the basics of dining etiquette can help alleviate some of the stress and nervousness you may be feeling. Come and learn helpful tips on how you can make the most of these opportunities!

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Drop-Ins with Career Pathways Friday, February 3rd 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

February 3, 2023 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PST)

Talk with DCP career education staff virtually during the drop-in hour if you would like more guidance around the internship and job search process. You can use this time to get your resume and cover letter reviewed or discuss your internship search. 

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Career Discovery Series: Sustainability Careers Tuesday, February 7th 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST

February 7, 2023 (4:00pm - 5:30pm PST)

The Career Discovery Series brings together alumni and professionals to share details about their career paths and job duties, as well as tips for breaking into specific industries.

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual: How to Find a Part-Time Job Wednesday, February 8th 2023, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST

February 8, 2023 (4:00pm - 4:30pm PST)

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

We will be hosting this workshop via Zoom where you can access the workshop anywhere as long as you have internet access. Students have the ability to ask questions throughout the webinar via chat box feature. Please note, this is NOT an in-person workshop, so all participants will join the webinar remotely.

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Career Discovery Series: Cybersecurity Careers Thursday, February 9th 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST

February 9, 2023 (4:00pm - 5:30pm PST)

The Career Discovery Series brings together alumni and professionals to share details about their career paths and job duties, as well as tips for breaking into specific industries.

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Drop-Ins with Career Pathways Friday, February 10th 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

February 10, 2023 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PST)

Talk with DCP career education staff virtually during the drop-in hour if you would like more guidance around the internship and job search process. You can use this time to get your resume and cover letter reviewed or discuss your internship search. 

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual: Are You LinkedIn? Tuesday, February 14th 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

February 14, 2023 (2:00pm - 3:00pm PST)

Get tips on how to build a strong profile and make the most of LinkedIn at this virtual webinar.

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Career Discovery Series: Exploring the Gap Year Wednesday, February 15th 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST

February 15, 2023 (4:00pm - 5:30pm PST)

The Career Discovery Series brings together alumni and professionals to share details about their career paths and job duties, as well as tips for breaking into specific industries.

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual: How to Prioritize Wellness During a Job Search For Graduate Students Only Thursday, February 16th 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

February 16, 2023 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PST)

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Career Discovery Series: Careers in the Creative Economy Thursday, February 16th 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST

February 16, 2023 (4:00pm - 5:30pm PST)

The Career Discovery Series brings together alumni and professionals to share details about their career paths and job duties, as well as tips for breaking into specific industries.

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Drop-Ins with Career Pathways Friday, February 17th 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

February 17, 2023 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PST)

Talk with DCP career education staff virtually during the drop-in hour if you would like more guidance around the internship and job search process. You can use this time to get your resume and cover letter reviewed or discuss your internship search. 

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Career Discovery Series: Allied Health Therapist Careers Wednesday, February 22nd 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST

February 22, 2023 (4:00pm - 5:30pm PST)

The Career Discovery Series brings together alumni and professionals to share details about their career paths and job duties, as well as tips for breaking into specific industries.

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterIn-Person: How to Find a Part-Time Job Thursday, February 23rd 2023, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm PST

February 23, 2023 (3:00pm - 3:30pm PST)

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 Friday, February 24th 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

February 24, 2023 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PST)

Talk with DCP career education staff virtually during the drop-in hour if you would like more guidance around the internship and job search process. You can use this time to get your resume and cover letter reviewed or discuss your internship search. 

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual: Salary Negotiation Thursday, March 2nd 2023, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST

March 2, 2023 (1:00pm - 2:00pm PST)

Come learn tips and strategies regarding the salary negotiation process at this virtual webinar.

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Drop-Ins with Career Pathways Friday, March 3rd 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

March 3, 2023 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PST)

Talk with DCP career education staff virtually during the drop-in hour if you would like more guidance around the internship and job search process. You can use this time to get your resume and cover letter reviewed or discuss your internship search. 

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual: Understanding Your Job Offer Tuesday, March 7th 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

March 7, 2023 (2:00pm - 3:00pm PST)

Join this webinar to hear tips on what things to think about and consider when deciding on whether to accept a job offer.

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Drop-Ins with Career Pathways Friday, March 10th 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

March 10, 2023 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PST)

Talk with DCP career education staff virtually during the drop-in hour if you would like more guidance around the internship and job search process. You can use this time to get your resume and cover letter reviewed or discuss your internship search. 

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Drop-Ins with Career Pathways Friday, March 17th 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

March 17, 2023 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Talk with DCP career education staff virtually during the drop-in hour if you would like more guidance around the internship and job search process. You can use this time to get your resume and cover letter reviewed or discuss your internship search. 

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

 RegisterVirtual Drop-Ins with Career Pathways Friday, March 24th 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

March 24, 2023 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Talk with DCP career education staff virtually during the drop-in hour if you would like more guidance around the internship and job search process. You can use this time to get your resume and cover letter reviewed or discuss your internship search. 

Zoom webinar details available upon registration.

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.