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My Career at UC San Diego: Explore Options

Explore options

Find tools and resources to help you explore and review your career options.

Exploring and reviewing your career options is an important step in creating a career plan that furthers your professional development.

Information about jobs at UC San Diego

  • Job Bulletin — Be sure to bookmark this listing of open positions (updated daily) and check back often.
  • Classification Criteria/ Series Concepts — View a listing of UC systemwide staff job titles and specifications, including general qualifications for the various job classifications.
  • Career Tracks — Take a look at the Career Tracks systemwide families and functions matrices which show clear development paths, and similarities and differences among specialties and classification levels.
  • Job Description Library — View approved job descriptions searchable by job description number, title, department, or vice chancellor area to gain more in-depth knowledge of staff positions at UC San Diego.
  • Title and Pay Plan — Search a listing of all approved titles with information regarding salaries, premium overtime eligibility and bargaining unit designation.

Planning your professional development

Learn about educational benefits

  • Educational Benefits — Learn about a variety of educational benefits and opportunities to support your continuing education, including:
    • Reduced fee enrollment
    • Discounts on courses
  • Staff Financial Assistance — Obtain information on funding for training and development programs that enhance job skills and assist you in reaching your career goals.

Staff development policies

Gathering more information and gaining more experience

  • Informational Interviews — Gather information about UC San Diego jobs and departments by visiting departments and talking with people who are pursuing careers of interest to you.
  • Internships build skills through on-the-job training to enhance your professional portfolio and further your career mobility.
  • Mentorship — Find out how you can be matched with a mentor who can assist you with developing and implementing your career plan.
  • Career Connection Career Development Workshops (search “Career Connection,” and select the Calendar view) — Obtain career development help in a classroom setting with an instructor and other UC San Diego employees:
    • Career Planning
    • Career Information Panel
    • Networking Tips
    • Transferrable Skills Tune Up
  • Assessment and Planning Worksheet (PDF)