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Career Connection

Career Connection helps UC San Diego employees interested in assistance with career planning, goal setting, job enhancement, and lateral or upward mobility.

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All UC San Diego staff employees are eligible to join Career Connection. Email Career Connection, or call (858) 822-2633, to request a registration form.

Free services

The following free career development services are available to UC San Diego employees who are part of the Career Connection program:

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Career Development Workshops

Career development workshops (PDF) provide the knowledge and tools required for successful career planning. Check out our new workshop calendar.

Visit UC Learning Center (login required) and search for “Career Connection” to enroll in upcoming workshops at these locations:

  • Hillcrest Medical Center
  • Health System - La Jolla
  • School of Medicine
  • SIO
  • UC San Diego campus

Staff Mentorship Program

The Staff Mentorship Program matches employees with mentors who can provide career assistance based on specific interests and experiences.

Matches are made twice yearly in April and October.

SkillScan Online: Career Driver & Express versions

SkillScan Online is an interactive and engaging process for identifying transferable skills and applying the results to:

  • Career planning
  • Career change
  • Professional development
  • Self-marketing for job search

Two versions are available: Career Driver and Express (designed for mobile devices).

Internship Initiative

Internship opportunities allow UC San Diego career employees to work part-time in other UC San Diego departments to obtain skills and knowledge needed for career enhancement. See Current Internships.

Informational Interview

Informational interviews can be arranged to allow research and information gathering about UC San Diego jobs and departments.

To sign up as an information provider or to ask for a referral, contact Career Connection, (858) 822-2633, with the job title or field that you're interested in.

Promotion Project

The Promotion Project provides training funds to encourage UC San Diego departments to hire and train UC San Diego career employees for openings in selected job classifications.

Advancement opportunities are created for UC San Diego employees while offering monetary support for training within the first six months of the appointment.

Career Consultation & Resume Review

Individual career consultations and resume reviews can help you clarify and achieve your career goals.

Mock Interview

Mock interviews are an excellent way to prepare for an upcoming interview.

To arrange one, contact Career Connection, (858) 822-2633, with:

  • Your resume
  • A job posting you are interested in (a file, not a link - since those can expire)
  • What you want to work on for interviewing
  • Days/times that will work for you

We usually require that you take the Job Interviewing Skills (login required) workshop (or its equivalent) beforehand, since to get the most out of a mock interview you should treat it as if it were a “real” interview, rather than spending the time going over interviewing tips and techniques.

My Career at UC San Diego

My Career at UC San Diego is a portfolio of resources related to:

  • Transfer and promotion opportunities
  • Compensation
  • Career development
  • Training

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Career Connection is sponsored by the Human Resources divisions of Equal Opportunity/ Staff Affirmative Action and Talent Acquisition and Outreach Services.

Note: This page has a friendly link that's easy to remember: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/careerconnection

Notice: The information on this page summarizes provisions of university policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Refer to the Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and local implementing procedures or applicable collective bargaining agreement for full text of referenced information.