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Student Services Building, Suite 230
What do you want to do with the rest of your life? At the UC Merced Center for Career and Professional Advancement, we provide programs, professional expertise, assessments, and other resources to help you answer this question. We offer individual appointments with our staff, unique workshops to get you where you want to be professionally, full-time, on-campus, and volunteer opportunities, and visits with off-campus employers. Past events have included the Conversations with Entrepreneurs Speaker Series, panels on graduate school and professional opportunities, and a Hack-a-Thon to develop technical skills for real-world settings. Our staff is committed to the success of every Bobcat. The Center also assists students interested in pursuing graduate or professional school and can assist with program selection and personal statement review. Contact the Center for Career and Professional Advancement to schedule an appointment.
Campus Student Employment
From assisting with website creation to organizing large events to training and mentoring fellow students, UC Merced offers hundreds of on-campus employment opportunities. Whether it is assisting with cutting-edge research or being an orientation leader, student employment allows for the development of professional and social skills while earning money to help fund school expenses. The Center for Career and Professional Advancement coordinates the posting of these positions, which include Federal Work-Study positions. All jobs postings can be found online through the Center for Career and Professional Advancement website hire.ucmerced.edu.
Gaining professional experience as a student is one of the best ways to understand what you want after graduation. Our internship programs provide students with the opportunity to obtain career-related work experience in local, regional and national, profit and nonprofit organizations. Students may complete internships, some of which may be paid, during the academic year or summer. Past internships have included opportunities in high-tech, non-profit, media, consumer products, and research centers.
UC Center Sacramento (UCCS)
Immersion in the State Capitol while earning academic credit and learning about public policy or journalism is just what the UC Center Sacramento program offers. The program includes rigorous coursework as well as professional experiences while living, interning and conducting research in the State Capitol. Offered during academic and summer terms, students enroll in classes while working 24-40 hours per week in internship placements. For more information, please visit uccs.ucdavis.edu or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.