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UC MERCED CENTER FOR CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT

Whether you are a new graduate, considering a career change, pursuing professional networking, or seeking on-the-job career advice, UC Merced's Center for Career and Professional Advancement (CCPA) offers many resources to help you in your professional journey.  CCPA services, events and resources are available to UC Merced Alumni.  

 

CLAIM YOUR HANDSHAKE ACCOUNT

Handshake is the centralized Career Management resource for UC Merced alumni and students.  Make an appointment with your Career Specialist, Search for employment opportunities, access How To Career Guides, register for and attend employer recruiting events, career fairs, graduate school fairs and workshops and more!   

Claim your account utilizing your UC Merced Credentials at https://ucmerced.joinhandshake.com/login  Please allow for 2-3 business days for account approval. Questions?  Please email CCPA at careercenter@ucmerced.edu  if you have questions or need assistance claiming your account.

 

BOBCATS HELPING BOBCATS CAREER MENTORING PROGRAM

Bobcats Helping Bobcats is a collaboration between UC Merced Alumni Relations and the Center for Career and Professional Advancement.  The program provides opportunities for UC Merced Alumni to support the career success of current UC Merced students.  Alumni provide feedback on resumes, help students prepare for interviews, and offer general career and graduate school guidance based on their own professional journey. Learn more about becoming involved as a mentor by contacting Alumni Relations at: Alumni Volunteers or CCPA at careercenter@ucmerced.edu

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ALUMNI CAREER NETWORK

The UC Alumni Career Network is a high-impact, online series designed to provide UC alumni and community members with the insights, information, and connections to launch, grow and expand your career opportunities.  Visit to learn more:  https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/support-uc/connect/alumni-career-network  .