How to Find a Job or Internship

Are you ready to start your job search? Before you get started, make sure you:

  1. Research the job market
  2. Prepare your application materials (including resume/CV and cover letter)

Once you've taken these steps, you are ready to start your job search! Here are some of the most common ways to look for a job:

  • Handshake – Browse job postings, upload your resume to your profile, and submit applications, all within this career development platform.
  • Internship and career fairs – Attend multiple fairs on campus each year to network with company recruiters and hand out copies of your resume.
  • Networking – Approximately 80% of jobs are obtained through networking. Learn how to network online or in-person using your networking pitch.
  • Online job search – Search online job sites and company websites. Submit your resume online and post on job boards.
  • Meet employers here on campus – Sign up to interview with employers while they are recruiting at UC Davis, and attend information sessions hosted by companies visiting campus.