Countdown to Summer is a week of events and workshops to help students with the job and internship search and prepare for summer. The series takes place from Monday, May 3rd through Friday, May 7th. Please find more information below on each event and links to register in Handshake. We hope you will join us!

Countdown to Summer 2021

MONDAY, MAY 3

  • Planning and Applying to Graduate School Webinar

    DATE/TIME: Monday, May 3: 1–2 p.m.

    Join us for a session that will focus on the graduate school application process and factors to consider when selecting which universities and programs are right for you.

    (No recording available)

  • Beyond Jobs and Internships: Make the Most of Your Summer Webinar

    DATE/TIME: Monday, May 3: 2–2:30 p.m.

    Join us to hear different opportunities to make the most of your summer such as learning about personal finances, finding short-term projects, attending professional development conferences and so much more!

    (No recording available)

  • Prepare for the Virtual Career Fair Webinar

    DATE/TIME: Monday, May 3: 5–6 p.m.

    Get ready for the Virtual Internship & Career Fair, a day-long fair for UCI students to connect virtually with employers. Join this webinar to learn how to navigate the virtual environment with employers and plan a strategy for a successful online career fair experience.

    (No recording available)

TUESDAY, MAY 4

  • Prepare for the Virtual Career Fair Webinar

    DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 4: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Get ready for the Virtual Internship & Career Fair, a day-long fair for UCI students to connect virtually with employers. Join this webinar to learn how to navigate the virtual environment with employers and plan a strategy for a successful online career fair experience.

    (No recording available)

  • LinkedIn: Building a Great Profile and Virtual Networking Webinar

    DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 4: 12–1:30 p.m.

    Presented by Ryan Zervakos, LinkedIn Senior Manager

    In this session, you will learn how to build a strong LinkedIn profile and techniques to build connections virtually.


    2021 LinkedIn Building a Great Profile and Virtual Networking

  • Navigating the Job Search: Virtual Employer Panel

    DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 4: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Navigating your career search can be a challenge, especially during uncertain times. You are invited to learn from alumni recruiters from various industries who will talk about how to maneuver through your job/internship search during this unprecedented time.

    Confirmed panelists:

    • Grace Kim, Talent Acquisition Partner at Liferay
    • Kiana Drake, Regional Recruitment Manager at City Year
    • Kiley Smith, Partner Talent Programs at Salesforce. UCI alumni, 2014


    Navigating the Job Search: Virtual Employer Panel

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5

  • Career Conversations & Advice with UCI Alumni Dana Asendio-Schneider

    DATE/TIME: Wednesday, May 5: 12:00–1:00 p.m.

    Join this moderated Q&A session with Dana Asendio-Schneider ’10, Associate Manager, Project Manager with Edwards Lifesciences. In this session, Dana will share advice she learned from her time as a student and career advice and ways to prepare for the job search.

    (No recording available)

  • The Basics: How to Find a Job or Internship

    DATE/TIME: Wednesday, May 5: 2–3:00 p.m.

    From networking techniques to tips on using Handshake, learn effective strategies to search for jobs and internships.

    (No recording available)

  • Diversity in the Workplace: Virtual Employer Panel

    DATE/TIME: Wednesday, May 5: 4-5:00 p.m.

    Hear professionals share personal experiences and journeys in embracing their individualism and diversity in the workplace and advice for students to be their authentic selves during the job and internship search.

    Confirmed panelists:

    • Aileen Bustos, Recruiting Coordinator, Early Career Programs and Diversity Outreach at DreamWorks Animation. UCI alumni, 2019
    • Evette Rivera, Special Agent at FBI
    • Thomas Badilla, Diversity Recruiter at Peace Corps

    (No recording available)

THURSDAY, MAY 6

  • Spring Virtual Career Fair

    DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 6: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

    Ready your resume and Handshake profile because it’s that time of year again! Register for the Spring Virtual Career Fair, where employers from all different industries will be recruiting students for part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities! Whether you’re looking for something now, taking a gap year, or want to explore internship options, take advantage of this opportunity to connect with recruiters directly! Open to students from all majors and backgrounds. 

      Handshake’s Virtual Career Fair format will allow you to:

      • Meet with employers. Interact with recruiters through video, audio, or chat.
      • Never wait in line. Pre-schedule One-on-One or group sessions with employers you’re interested in or join an open session the day-of.
      • Make an impression. Bring your unique perspective to the table, ask great questions, and follow up with recruiters after the fair.

      Don’t forget to review the list of employers and build your schedules to meet with employers when registration opens.

      Student Registration Opens: April 26 at 8 a.m.

       

      The Division of Career Pathways team is here to answer any questions. Don’t hesitate to email us if you have any questions or pop in to our Day of Support Zoom Drop In (Link Coming Soon)

      Career Fair Attendance Policy
      UC Irvine Career Pathways Career Fairs are for all currently enrolled UCI students and UC alumni registered for UCI Career Pathways Alumni Services. Career Pathways Graduate and Professional School Fairs are open to all UCI students, UC alumni, and community members. UCI faculty and staff are encouraged to visit all our fairs to learn about opportunities for their students.

      Register on Handshake

    • Following Up After the Fair Webinar

      DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 6: 3:00-3:30 p.m.

      Join the workshop to learn how to follow up with employers after the virtual career fair to stand out from the other candidates.

      Register on Handshake

    FRIDAY, MAY 7