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Internal Employee Career Development

Whether you’re a long-time staff member or it’s your first day on the job, University of California San Diego has programs and resources to help you get started, support your work, develop your skills and advance your career.

Are you the type that benefits more from in-person workshops and mentoring? Or do you prefer to use online resources? Either way, we have you covered.

Career Connection

Career Connection is primarily an in-person program, which helps UC San Diego staff interested in assistance with career planning, goal setting, job enhancement, and lateral or upward mobility. Learn more about the many facets of Career Connection and other career development offerings through Staff Education & Development.

My UC Career


My UC Career is a systemwide online self-directed portal that helps UC San Diego employees connect to resources for career management across all UC locations. My UC Career provides employees with instant access to the following six self-paced modules:

Begin Career Discovery

Use personal assessments to help identify values, personality, skills, and talents.

Job Search

Leverage the existing systemwide Job Board. With one search, employees can view all UC opportunities by job type, location, or career level. Create multiple alerts for new postings that are most interesting.

Resume

Build a new resume or revise an existing resume using the step-by-step online resume workshop to automatically build an accomplishment-based resume tailored to the identified career path. Access and view resume building guides and resume samples by position or type.

Tell Your Story

Create a pitch statement, cover letter and references to tell what you have to offer and how you can help the organization succeed. Use the step-by-step online workshop to automatically build each document. Access and view samples of each type of document.

Network and Research

Optimize social media presence and use research tools to help leverage your networks that uncover additional career opportunities.

Pre- and Post-Interview

Practice interview skills by recording video interviews using pre-recorded portal interviewers that ask you questions, review interview type guides, create a post-interview thank you note, and review the offer negotiation guide and decision making tools.

Accessing the My UC Career Portal

New Users and Registering for an Account


Returning Users and Accessing My UC Career


Additional information about My UC Career and other career development resources is available via the systemwide UCnet Professional Development webpage.