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Welcome to careers&us!  We are a community of UCSB students that is dedicated to exploring who we are as people, as students, and as future professionals. By joining our group, you will access monthly opportunities through UCSB Career Services to discover yourself in unique ways and become the professional you desire to be. 

We feature a new way to ask yourself, "WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE?" through an event every month!

*** HOW TO JOIN ***

STEP 1. Login via your UCSBnetID in the upper right corner, and then search for "careers&us" to return to this page.
STEP 2. Click "Join Now" in the upper right corner! 

CONGRATULATIONS!! You are now a member of the best student org on the UCSB campus!


OUR PROMISE

We offer our members opportunities to reflect on their unique qualities, specifically pertaining to academics and careers.  While we cannot promise you a dream job or a vacation house in Tahiti, we are committed to spreading awareness about strategies that promote self-knowledge.  

By participating in our group, we hope that you feel more confident about who you are as a student and a professional, that you can identify your unique qualities, and that you are ready to GET EXPERIENCE!  We promise to provide you with meaningful ways to learn about yourself BEFORE making big life decisions. 


OUR VALUES

  • We believe that there is no single "right" way to plan for the future or evaluate the efforts we make in life.  Self-knowledge is a key skill for success in our ever-changing 21st century, and it is our mission to help student members move forward through sustained self-reflection. 
  • We reject the question, "What are you going to do with your life?" when imagining our future careers.  Instead, we ask a specific & constructive question every month, and provide activities that help answer it. 
  • We value openness, honest reflection, and confidentiality within our community.  Reflect and respect!
  • We are college students and human beings, which means we like to PLAY!  Many of our events will involve games or activities that get us thinking and having fun at the same time.  When we're lucky, we even get food!

FAQs

"Who is eligible to become a member?"
We welcome all current undergraduate and graduate students of UCSB!  The activities in this group are ideal for students who want to learn more about themselves, because they help inform decisions on academic majors and careers.  

"Why should I participate?"
In a recent Gallup poll of 80,000 U.S. workers, only 32% identified themselves as "engaged" in their jobs, all while full-time employees invest an average of 47 hours at work EVERY week.  We want Gauchos to be engaged and fulfilled contributors.  Self-assessment is the first step to pursuing your path.

"I'm more aware of my unique qualities than anyone I know.  I just want to see what types of careers exist.  Should I join careers&us?"
careers&us focuses primarily on self-awareness, which will enhance your ability to pursue majors and careers that suit you best.  We still encourage you to join, but if you are looking to do specific research on majors and careers, it's best to start with the career planning section of the Career Services website.


THE FINE PRINT

By joining careers&us, I understand that the focus is to support my self-awareness for improved major and career exploration, and that it will be my responsibility to research actual majors and careers further.  I agree to be respectful of other group members and keep information confidential. I understand that all photos/videos taken at careers&us events are property of UCSB Career Services and could be used for promotional purposes only. I also understand that any information I provide in writing is considered confidential and viewable only to the involved staff members of UCSB Career Services.

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Description

Interested in learning more about yourself? Want to find the major and career that is for you? Join careers&us, the UCSB campus organization dedicated to finding a new way to ask yourself, “What are you going to do with your life?” every month!

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Career/Professional

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