UCR’s Career Center is here to help current undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni on their career paths. A few of our services include: appointments for resume/CV building, career exploration, major choice, graduate/professional school planning, internship and job search, and building interviewing skills. We host information sessions with various employers, career panels, specialized job discovery events, and job fairs. Our staff also curate a job and internship board of employers actively seeking to hire students from UCR via Handshake. No matter where you are in your journey, we are here to provide guidance and resources that help you successfully prepare for and transition to a career in your desired field. To fully explore our services and resources, visit the UCR Career Center homepage.
The Career Center’s dedicated CNAS Career Specialist and Graduate Student Career Specialist are available for presentations to student organizations and classes. Please submit your request here.
Alumni Note: New UCR graduates automatically receive a 1 year extension of Career Center services, except on-campus interviews with employers. After 1 year, alumni retain access to Handshake and all alumni are welcome to attend our workshops and job fairs (events updated regularly). Additional services for alumni after 1 year are available for a fee; UCR Alumni Association members receive a 20% discount on all such services.
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Career Center Specialists
Career Specialist - Graduate Students
Vanessa Lee serves as the Graduate Student Career Specialist and has been with UCR Career Center since 2014. She supports all graduate students in finding their career paths, and collaborates with Industry Outreach Specialists in identifying the best opportunities to serve our graduate student population. With a background in vocational psychology and career development, Vanessa has been working in this field for 10+ years. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota’s (UMN) Psychology Department, and received her BA in psychology at UMN. Vanessa also serves as the Career Center’s International Student Career Specialist.
CNAS Career Specialist
Jennifer Tarnowski holds a B.S. in Geology with a minor in music from California State University, Fullerton; a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, specializing in earthquake seismology from University of California, Riverside; and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from California State University, Fullerton. Her diverse interests as an early-career scientist created a multifaceted experience, including academic research, volunteer work with the U.S. Geological Survey, exposure to national labs/research consortiums, and industry-related work. After a career pivot and dabbling in entrepreneurship, Jennifer transitioned into strategic Human Resources work at STEM-based companies. As an HR Business Partner, she provided input for hiring and recruitment practices, developed in-house manager training, shaped career paths for her division, communicated parameters for promotion, and provided strategic guidance for a corporate spin-off. Jennifer remains an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management and is devoted to helping STEM students achieve career-readiness and success as young professionals.
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American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
American Society for Cell Biology
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Society for Neuroscience
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
Ecological Society of America
Society for Conservation Biology (SCB)
American Phytopathological Society
Physical Sciences & Mathematics
American Chemical Association (ACS)
Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN)
American Association of Clinical Chemists (AACC)
Geological Society of America (GSA)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS)
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
American Physics Society (APS)
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
International Association of Mathematical Physics (IAMP)
American Mathematical Society
American Statistical Association (ASA)
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
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