Career Resources

Career Center 

As a student, you have access to the UCSC Career Center's Career Success Services, to help with every stage of your career development. Here are some of the services that the Career Success Team provides:

  • Career Coaching (30 minute appointments)  to help you with:
    • Exploring career options and developing your career goals
    • Finding internship and employment opportunities
    • Applying to graduate and professional school programs
    • Job search strategies including: resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills, and how to conduct a successful job search.
  • Drop In Advising (15 minute sessions, no appointment needed)
    • Resume and Cover Letter Critiques
    • Getting started with applying to Graduate School
    • Interview preparation help
    • Job and internship searching
  • Job and Internship resources
  • Workshops and presentations
  • Career events, including virtual and in person Career Fairs, employer information sessions, and other hiring events

Visit the Career Center website at careers.ucsc.edu for more information!


Graduate School FAQs


Student-Created Resources 

Clinical Psychology Graduate and Career Paths

Check out this helpful guide created by student Erika Pe, Career Center Divisional Liaision for Social Sciences, if you are interested in careers and graduate school paths for Clinical Psychology!

Clinical Psychology Career Guide

Research and Teaching Psychology Graduate School Path & Cognitive Science Graduate and Career Paths (coming soon!)

Guides for career and graduate school paths for Cognitive Science, and Research and Teaching in Psychology will be added to this page at a later date. When these resources are posted, an announcement will be made on the Psychology Department social media. Visit the UCSC Psychology Department Facebook page regularly and follow @ucscpsychology on Instagram to stay informed.

Workshop Resources

Psychology Department Peer Advisors create and present workshops for Cognitive Science and Psychology students on many topics, including those related to Career and Graduate school resources. See below to access past Workshop resources on these topics.

Paths to Careers in Clinical Psychology

Getting the Most Out of the Psychology Department & Your Future

How to Prepare for Graduate School

Developing Learning and Studying Strategies for Academic Success

Psychology Graduate School Panel

Psych Career & Graduate Q&A Notes

Cognitive Science/Psychology Grad School Q&A Presentation

Developmental Psychology Research & Academia Panel Notes

Graduate School and Careers for Psychology Majors Presentation