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					CAREER CENTER                                                                                                                                                                                                              W I N T E R                                               Q U A R T E R                                                       2 0 1 0

                                                                                                                                                                                             CAREER CENTER CALENDAR

academic year 2009-2010
                                                                       WINTER PROGRAMS
                                        Can’t make a workshop? Watch it in the Virtual Career Center • Available at
                                                                                                                                                                                             RADNELAC RETNEC REERAC

 FEDERAL WORK-STUDY STUDENTS:                   PRESENTATION SKILLS                           CAREER STATION                                       SAVE T H E D AT E                                                  CAREER WEEK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           February 8-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ENGINEERING & TECHNICAL CAREER FAIR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday, February 24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TEACHER JOB FAIR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Wednesday, March 3
 NEED TO EARN MONEY?                            A flawless presentation can often mean         Peer Advisors will be at the Bell Tower to
                                                the difference between being remembered       answer questions about resumes, website                                                                                       Various Times                                                                    10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.                                               4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 Do you have a Federal Work-Study award                                                       resources, upcoming programs and other                                                                                      Various Locations                                                                        HUB 302
 but not sure how to start earning your         as a great candidate or not being                                                                          Career Week                                                                                                                                                                                                                 HUB 302
                                                remembered at all. Basic coverage of          Career Center services.                                  February 8-12, 2010
 funds? Attend a work-study workshop                                                                                                                                                               A week of career related activities from panel discussions to                         Engineers and human resource staff from technical                            School districts will be present seeking
 before it gets too late! The Federal           presenting yourself, your media, and your     Every Wed. 11a-1p        Commons Mall
                                                ideas in professional situations.                                                                                                              workshops. Come join an event packed week to help jump start your                     companies will be on campus to answer students’ questions,                     soon to be or credentialed teachers. District
 Work-Study Orientation will cover                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   personnel will be collecting resumes and
 information and procedures for students        M    1/25      11-11:30a Career Center                                                       Engineering & Technical Career Fair             future. Meet employers, attend workshops, learn about different career                  discuss employment opportunities for internships and career
                                                                                                                                                         February 24, 2010                        paths. Log on to for a full schedule of events.                             positions, and provide company literature.                                conducting interviews for full-time
 participating in the Federal Work-Study                                                      CAREER MARATHON
 Program. Learn more about the online                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           teaching positions.
                                                                                              Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the                                                                                                                                                 RSVP & submit your resume in advance to the
 Placement Form, Letters of Clearance, job                                                    graduate & professional school preparation                                                      RSVP to the event of your choice, view the employers that will
 search instructions, academic credit and       BEGINNING RESUME WRITING*                                                                               Teacher Job Fair                         be present at the panels, and find out more detailed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              career fair employers of your choice. For                                   RSVP and view the career fair
                                                                                              themed “Career Marathon”. Staff from the                     March 3, 2010                                                                                                                   instructions and a list of attending employers,                                 employers attending. Visit:
 time-sheets. Students who have previously      Designed for students who do not have a       Career Center, Learning Center, & MHCP will                                                                information at:
 attended a Federal Work-Study orientation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           visit:                                 
                                                resume or who wish to start from scratch.     present back-to-back workshops on what it
 are welcome but not required to attend.        This interactive workshop will get you        takes to become the ideal candidate for                      Career Night

 WORK-STUDY ORIENTATION:                        started and provide you with resources to     graduate and professional school.                            April 14, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         EXPERIENCE AND EXPLORE

 Th       1/14        12-1p       HUB 260       "grow" your resume as you continue     W     1/20 1:30p-5:30p HUB 379
                                                                                                                                                                                                    THINGS to do                        EXPAND YOUR NETWORK
                                                through school.
 F        2/19        10-11a      HUB 260
                                                                                        1:30-2:15 Resume Basics - Grad School Apps
                                                      1/12 4-4:45p Pentland HIlls C101 2:15-3:00 Grad School Exam Prep                         Health Professional School Fair                      at the NEW                           BOOST YOUR RESUME                               CAREER OBJECTIVES & GOALS:
 T     1/26      11:30a-1p        HUB 302
                                                F      2/5 11:15a-12p        HUB 260
                                                                                        3:00-3:45 Interview For Health Schools
                                                                                                                                                       & Conference
                                                                                                                                                           April 15, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                GET AN INTERNSHIP!                                                             About a year ago I would have never believed that I would have
                                                                                        3:45-4:30 Writing Personal Statement                                                                                                                                                                                            the opportunity to live out a "distant" dream; a dream of
                                                                                        4:30-5:30 Med School Applications                             Last Chance Job Fair                      1 SERVICES the ONLINE
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Check out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Learn more about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Internships by attending:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        traversing an arctic island with nothing but a backpack and a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tent. This past summer my dream quickly became a reality
                                                ADVANCED RESUME WRITING                                                                                     May 20, 2010
 INTERNSHIP PREP & SEARCH                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               when I applied for a youth ambassador position for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          INTERNSHIP PREP & SEARCH:

                                                This workshop is for students who have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        non-profit Impossible2possible. I remember sending in the
 Do you need assistance on how to make a
 career decision while possibly earning
                                                already attended the Beginning Resume
                                                Writing Skills workshop or who already
                                                                                              CAREER WEEK
                                                                                              A week of career related activities. Come                                                         2   Need a resume? Visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                    OPTIMAL RESUME
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •Monday, January 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HUB 260                                                             application thinking, "there is no way I could possibly come
 academic credit or even getting paid all at    have a resume. Workshop leaders will help     join in on a week of back to back events       INTERVIEW SKILLS                                                                                                                                                           close to qualifying," but I made the team! Not only did I gain
 once? To find out how, attend Internship                                                      to help jump start your future. Log on to                                                                                                              1p-2p
                                                you enhance your resume or prepare a                                             Do you REALLY know what it takes to be a                                                                     •Tuesday, January 26                                                      intense leadership skills and extreme outdoor knowledge, I
 Prep and Search!
 M    1/11     1-2p               HUB 260
                                                technical resume for a specific career
                                                field. [Please do not attend this workshop
                                                                                     for a full schedule of
                                                                                                                                 successful interviewee? If not, this workshop
                                                                                                                                 will take you on a journey to discover what
                                                                                                                                                                                                3 CENTER BLOG with
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Read the CAREER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pentland Hills B107/C101                                                    learned so much about myself as a team-member, individual,
 T    1/26     4-5p       Pentland Hills C101   unless you already have a resume!]            M -F 2/8 - 2/12 Various Locations you need to do in order to put your best foot                       entries from numerous                            4p-5p                                                              and as a citizen of this world. I had the rare opportunity to go to
                                                                                                                                 forward towards getting that job. It will guide                    authors!                                                                                                            Inuit (Eskimo) villages, observe the Aurora Borealis (another
 PANEL OF STUDENT INTERNS:                      Th     1/21       2-2:45p    HUB 260                                             you from what to wear, how to act, provide                                                               PANEL OF STUDENT INTERNS:                                                     dream I had!), witness environmental change on socially sensi-
 Th 1/21 12:30-2p            Tranfer Center     F      2/12       11:15a-12p HUB 379                                             you with sample questions, & ultimately                                                                      •Thursday, January 21                                                     tive peoples, and make friends that I will have for a lifetime. The
                                                M      3/1        2:15-3p    HUB 260          GRAD STUDENT WORKSHOPS
                                                                                              Workshops designed specifically for
                                                                                                                                 prepare you to give an excellent interview!                    4 Practice for your next
                                                                                                                                                                                                  interview with                                 Transfer Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        expedition was not just a once in a lifetime trip, it has turned
 Th 2/18 11a-12p                 HUB 268                                                      graduate students.                 W 1/27          11:15a-12p         HUB 268                         OPTIMAL INTERVIEW                                                                                                   into something so much more! It has inspired me to pursue
                                                                                              Community College Teaching Careers             Th 2/11        12-12:45p    HUB 379                                                                                                                                        more fieldwork and endurance competitions. Also the organiza-
                                                                                                                                             T 2/23         2-2:45p Transfer Center                                                             EMPLOYERS HIRING
                                                                                              Th     1/28     2-3p       HUB 260
                                                MAKING PROFESSIONAL
                                                                                              Non-Academic Job Search
                                                                                              W      3/3      10-11a HUB 260
                                                                                                                                                                                                5   Learn about different
                                                                                                                                                                                                    industries @ COMPANY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             •Thursday, February 18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tion has reached out and requested that I become it's volunteer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        coordinator. I can say with confidence that I love what I did and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    INSIDER INFORMATION                            HUB 268                                                              I definitely love what I will do!
 WHAT CAN THE CAREER                            In this workshop, we’ll help you recognize                                                   YIKES! I’M GRADUATING!*                                page
 CENTER DO FOR ME?                              your existing professional connections,                                                      This workshop helps you work smart, not                                                                11a-1p                                                                                                                      -Amanda Cobbs-Russell
                                                identify resources for building new           SPEND A QUARTER IN                             hard, on developing job search strategies to
 Come learn about what the Career Center
 has to offer. From Career Planning to Job      connections, and teach you how to
                                                appropriately approach professionals for      WASHINGTON, D.C. (UCDC)                        land a job before graduation! This is a hands
                                                                                                                                             on workshop so don't forget to bring your
                                                                                                                                                                                                6   Listen to PODCASTS at:
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Or visit and
 and Internship Search assistance, Drop-in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday, January 20
                                                advice and guidance.                          UCR’s Washington Center Academic               laptop! Seniors only.                                                                                  check out:                                                           C A R E E R M ARATHON                  1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. • HUB 379
 and Career Counselor appointments,                                                           Program combines course work, field                                                                                                                 Online Services                            GRAD
 workshops and the Career Resource Room,
 the Career Center is a valuable resource for
                                                                                  HUB 260
                                                                                  HUB 379
                                                                                              research and internship experience during a T
                                                                                              quarter’s residence in the nation’s capital. Th
                                                                                                                                                                              HUB 265
                                                                                                                                                                              HUB 379           7 SOCIAL MEDIA                                      SCOTLink                               SCHOOL                     Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the graduate and professional school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      preparation themed “Career Marathon”. Run! Don’t walk to take advantage of

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     graduate school
 students.                                      Th     2/25       3p-4p           HUB 260                                                  M        3/1       10-11:30a       HUB 260                                                           Internship Page
 Th      1/7      11-11:45a        HUB 260
                                                                                              To find out more attend an information
                                                                                              session or visit:                                                                                                                                                    EVENTS                     the wealth of information available all under one roof. Staff from the Career
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Center, Learning Center, and Medical and Health Careers Program will present
 M       2/1      11:15a-12p       HUB 260                                                    T    1/19 2-3p          Olmsted 2316                                           Career                                                                                                                                   back-to-back workshops on what it takes to become the ideal candidate for
                                                                                              W    1/20 11:30a-12:30p Olmsted 2316                                           Center                                                      LIVE, LEARN, INTERN!                                                         graduate and professional school. RSVP today!!!
                                                CONVERSATION SKILLS                                                                               Veitch Student Center, NW Wing
                                                In a recent survey, over 400 employers                                                                    (951) UCR 3631
                                                indicated that the ability to hold a
                                                professional conversation is what separates
                                                                                              PART-TIME JOB SEARCH /
                                                                                              BEGINNING RESUME WRITING *
                                                                                                                                                                         ATTENTION                               YIKES! I’M GRADUATING!                          Jan. 19 • 1p - 2:30p
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HUB 265
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Feb 11 • 2p - 3:30p
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            HUB 379
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                March 1 • 10a - 11:30a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       HUB 260
 The Job Search workshop will provide you       a star job candidate from the rest of the     Attend two workshops in one! This                                Hours:                                                                    This workshop helps you work smart, not hard, on developing job search strategies to land a job before graduation! This is a hands on
 with extensive resources and information       pack. In this workshop we’ll share with you
                                                the secret to holding great conversations
                                                                                              interactive workshop will get you started
                                                                                              and provide you with resources to "grow"
                                                                                                                                                            M-F, 8am-5pm
                                                                                                                                                  Except Wednesdays, 9am-5pm                       SENIORS                               workshop so don't forget to bring your laptop. Seniors only.
 on where and how to look for opportunities.
 Build your skills to obtain great results.     and provide you with ample opportunity to     your resume as you continue through                          Drop-in hours:
 T      1/12     11-11:45a         HUB 260
                                                practice effective communication
                                                                                              school as well as learning strategies to
                                                                                              search for a job.
                                                                                                                                                  M-Th, 11am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
                                                                                                                                                          F, 11am-12pm                                                 THANK YOU TO OUR ALLIANCE PARTNERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • EDSI • ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR • FEDERATED INSURANCE • GEICO • KAPLAN TEST PREP
 M      2/1      2:15-3p           HUB 260      W       2/3      2:15-3:15p       HUB 260     T       1/19        11a-12p       HUB 260           Letters of Reference hours:                                        • INLAND EMPIRE UTILITIES AGENCY • PRINCETON REVIEW • SOREN McADAM CHRISTENSON •TARGET • 
 Th     2/25     10-10:45a         HUB 260      Th      2/18     2-3p             HUB 260     M       2/22        1-2p          HUB 260                  M,W,F: 1pm-4pm &                      The UCR Career Center acknowledges and thanks our 2009-10 Alliance Partners for their financial contributions which help the Career Center to provide premier career services to UCR students. Alliance Partner
                                                                                                                                                      T, Th: 9:00am-12:00pm                    companies join with the Career Center in providing professional assistance to UCR students in the areas of career development, career employment and internship opportunities. Through their generosity the Career
 *BYOL: Bring Your Own Laptop                                                                                                                                                                  Center is able to also provide special programming such as: peer advising, virtual workshops, podcasts and other on-line resources.
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                            CALENDAR OF EVENTS
                            STNEVE FO RADNELAC
                         For program updates, go to Students are welcome to attend any programs regardless of major. Don’t forget to RSVP at!

                         MONDAY                               TUESDAY                               WEDNESDAY                                THURSDAY                                  FRIDAY
                J    INSTRUCTION BEGINS                                                5    Information Table:                 6     What Can The Career Center        7                                  8
                A                              4
                                                                                            Princeton Review                         Do For Me?
                N                                                                           10a-2p, Commons Mall                     11a-11:45a, HUB 260
     WEEK 1

                U                                                                           Information Table:
                A                                                                           Kaplan Test Prep
                R                                                                           10a-2p, Commons Mall
                Y                                                                           Career Station
                                                                                            11a-1p, Commons Mall

               Internship Prep & Search        11 Job Search Skills                    12 Career Station                       13 Work-Study Orientation               14                                15

               1p-2p, HUB 260                       11a-11:45a, HUB 260                     11a-1p, Commons Mall                     12p-1p, HUB 260
                                                    Beginning Resume Writing*                                                        Major Choice Workshop
     WEEK 2

                                                    4p-4:45p, Pentland Hills B107/C101                                               2p-3p, HUB 268

                                                                                                                                                                             BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP*

               MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.          18 Part-Time Job Search/                19 Career Station                       20    Panel Of Student Interns          21 Making Professional            22
               HOLIDAY                              Beginning Resume Writing*               11a-1p, Commons Mall                     12:30p-2p, Transfer Center             Connections
                                                    11a-12p, HUB 260                        CAREER MARATHON                          Advanced Resume Writing                11a-12p, HUB 260
     WEEK 3

                                                    Yikes! I’m Graduating!                  1:30p-5:30p, HUB 379                     2p-2:45p, HUB 260                      Careers In Food Manufacturing &
                                                    1p-2:30p, HUB 265                                                                                                       Distribution
                                                                                                                                                                            1p-2:30p, HUB 302N

               Presentation Skills             25   Work-Study Mini-Job Fair           26 Career Station                      27     Community College Teaching        28                                29
               11a-11:30a, Career Center            11:30a-1p, HUB 302                      11a-1p, Commons Mall                     Careers (Grad Students Only)
                                                                                                                                     2p-3p, HUB 260
                                                                                            Interview Skills
     WEEK 4

                                                    Applying To The HACU Internship
                                                    Program, Feat: USDA                     11:15a-12p, HUB 268                      Employer Coffee Chat
                                                    2p-3:30p, HUB 268                                                                2p-4p, Olmsted
                                                                                            Recession Proof Jobs & Industries
                                                    Internship Prep & Search, Feat:         2:15p-3:30p, HUB 260
                                                     4p-5p, Pentland Hills B107/C101
                E    What Can The Career       1    Mechanical Engineering:            2    Information Table:               3       Careers In Finance & Banking      4    Beginning Resume Writing*     5
                     Center Do For Me?              Medical Devices                         Kaplan Test Prep                         11a-12:30p, HUB 269                    11:15a-12p, HUB 260
     WEEK 5

                     11:15a-12p, HUB 260            4:15p-5:30p, HUB 269                    10a-2p, Commons Mall
                U    Job Search Skills                                                      Career Station
                     2:15p-3p, HUB 260                                                      11a-1p, Commons Mall
                R                                                                           Conversation Skills, Feat: INROADS
                Y                                                                           2:15p-3:15p, HUB 260

CAREER WEEK                                     8                                      9                                       10                                      11                                 12
               Starting Your Career In A            Career Station                          Career Station                           Career Station                         Advanced Resume Writing/Applying
               Non-profit Organization               11a-1p, Commons Mall                    11a-1p, Commons Mall                     11a-1p, Commons Mall                   To The Federal Government/KSAs,
     WEEK 6

               2:15p-3:30p, HUB 367                 Social Media 101                        Opportunities Abroad                     Interview Skills, Feat: Technip        Feat: USDA
                                                    12p-12:45p, Career Center               11:30a-1p, HUB 355                       12p-12:45p, HUB 379                    11:15a-12p, HUB 379
                                                    Making Professional Connections         Careers In Forensic Psychology           Yikes! I’m Graduating!*
                                                    2p-3p, HUB 379                          1:30p-3p, HUB 355                        2p-3:30p, HUB 379
                                                    Starting Your Careers In The Sciences   Information Session: International       ASQ Networking Dinner & Mock
                                                                                            Education Programs                       Interviews
                                                    3:30p-5p, HUB 379                       1:30p-2:30p, HUB 379                     Registration @4:30p, HUB 379
               PRESIDENTS DAY HOLIDAY          15   Preparing For Engineering          16 Career Station                      17     Panel Of Employers Hiring         18   Work-Study Orientation       19
                                                    & Tech Job Fair                         11a-1p, Commons Mall                     Interns                                10a-11a, HUB 260
                                                    5p-6:30p, Bourns 205/206                                                         11a-1p, HUB 268
     WEEK 7

                                                                                            Pathways To Nursing
                                                                                            1:15p-2:30p, HUB 269                 Conversation Skills
                                                                                            Landing The Perfect Engineering Job, 2p-3p, HUB 260
                                                                                            Feat: EDSI
                                                                                            5p-6p, Bourns A265

               Part-Time Job Search /          22 Interview Skills, Feat:              23 ENGINEERING & TECHNICAL              24 Job Search Skills                    25                                 26
               Beginning Resume Writing*            County Of Riverside                     CAREER FAIR                              10a-10:45a, HUB 260
               (FYSS)                               2p-2:45p, Transfer Center               10a-2p, HUB 302
     WEEK 8

               1p-2p, HUB 260                                                                                                        Making Professional Connections,
                                                                                            Career Station                           Feat: Target
                                                                                            11a-1p, Commons Mall                     3p-4p, HUB 260
                                                                                            Exploring Teaching Careers
                                                                                            2:15p-3:30p, HUB 260
                                                                                            Information Session: Kiewit Pacific Co.
                                                                                            5p-6p, HUB 379
                     Yikes! I’m Graduating!*   1                                       2    Non-Academic Job Search          3                                         4                                  5
                M    10a-11:30a, HUB 260                                                    (Grad Students Only)
                A                                                                           10a-11a, HUB 260
     WEEK 9

                     Advanced Resume Writing                                                Information Table: Kaplan Test Prep
                R    2:15p-3p, HUB 260
                C                                                                           10a-2p, Commons Mall
                H                                                                           Career Station
                                                                                            11a-1p, Commons Mall
                                                                                            TEACHER JOB FAIR
                                                                                            4p-7p, HUB 302
                                               8                                       9                                       10                                      11   INSTRUCTION ENDS             12
     WEEK 10