These concise handouts and videos explain career-related subjects like how to write a resume, interview tips, and applying to graduate school. The library below includes digital versions (in PDF format) of the most current guides as well as links to several career advice videos (links open in new window). Visit the Division of Career Pathways (Student Services building 1) for hard copies of these guides. You can also find this information in our Career Toolkit.

How To’s

  • 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.

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  • How to Build Your Handshake Profile

    Learn how to get the most out of Handshake by creating a complete profile.

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  • All About Big Interview

    Learn all about Big Interview, the online system that combines training and practice to help you improve your interview technique and build your confidence.

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Applying for the Job

Applying to Graduate School

Internships

  • Internships

    Learn about how to find and maximize your internship. Includes worksheet for evaluating your internship.

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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.

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  • Choosing a Major

    Learn how to find the major that best fits your interests and intended career path.

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  • Finding a Campus Job

    Learn more about how to find a part-time job on campus. Includes information on the work-study program.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Transfer Student Guide

    Learn how to get started on your career path from your junior year and beyond.

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DCP Services

  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • Students

    Learn more about the services the UCI Division of Career Pathways provides, including individual career counseling appointments, drop in advising, workshops, and more.

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • Elevator Pitch

    Learn how to create a brief introduction and prompt questions or additional information.

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  • Networking

    Learn tips to help you become more confident in your networking skills.

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  • Networking for Ph.D Students

    Learn the best strategies for academic networking, including how to introduce yourself, discussion tips, and more.

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  • What is LinkedIn?

    Learn how to create a professional LinkedIn profile and tips for building your network and searching for job opportunities.

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