Freshmen and Sophomores

As you launch your academic career at Cal you may already be thinking about your post-graduation goals. The Career Center is here to help you every step of the way -- learning about career options, gaining skills and experience, finding internships, and applying for jobs or graduate school. Your first years at Cal are the ideal time to explore the possibilities. Start with the resources below.

Exploring Majors and Careers

Internships and Jobs

  • Internship Opportunities - Explore internship opportunities.

  • Handshake - Your gateway to online Career Center services and event sign-ups, exclusively for Cal students and alumni. Handshake grants one-stop access to hundreds of jobs and internships and On-Campus Recruiting (OCR), as well as access to other essential employment, internship and graduate school resources.

  • Career Fairs - Meet with employers in an informal setting; learn more about job and internship opportunities offered by companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

  • Part-time work opportunities - Suggestions for finding part-time work on campus and beyond.

Career Counseling

  • We have several types of appointments, depending on the nature of your questions and concerns. For more detailed information, please visit our Make an Appointment page.

Additional Resources


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