Are you looking for a job after graduation, such as a post-doc or teaching position? Are you looking for an internship over the summer? Do you want to learn how to be a better teaching assistant?
If your answer is yes to any any of these, then you should know about some resources that will be a big help in your future endeavors.
Center for Career and Professional Advancement (CCPA)
This is the primary resource for learning about internships, information sessions, and talking with career specialists.
On July 1st, 2019, UC Merced partnered with the career management service Handshake, which has replaced the former manager CATLink. Using this service, you can build your own professional profile tha connects you to the industries that you seek. Use this to find internships and jobs, connect with employers, and discover your future career. Employers use this service to communicate with job seekers and post about openings in their companies.
Handshake is also the new hub for on-campus employer visits and other career center events at UC Merced. All events organized by the Center for Career and Professional Advancement (CCPA) will be advertised through Handshake.
Students and Alumni can sign up for this service through https://ucmerced.joinhandshake.com. You may need you UC Merced login credentials to be added to the network.
CCPA has recently provided a system that will allow you to practice for your upcoming job interviews. Learn more about StandOut here.
Professional Clothing Closet
Due to COVID restrictions the Professional Clothing Closet is closed until further notice. Information about this service can be found here.
Center for Engaged Teaching & Learning (CETL)
For graduate students who are TAs for the semester, CETL has references to resources available to you. If you are a new TA interested in learning how to improve your experience and learn new strategies, check out the list of TA resources. Finally, a 6-week certificate program on Pedagogical Foundations, will be offered in Spring 2020, so stay tuned for more information if you are interested in signing up.
You can ask for individual consultations with CETL staff members for information regarding TAships, student evaluations, SATAL services, and other classroom practices.