Master's and PhD Students, and Postdoctoral Scholars

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Career Services for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

The ICC offers services to UC Davis Master's students, PhD students, Postdoctoral scholars, and recent graduate program alumni:

Advising appointments

Career Advisors with expertise in assisting advanced degree holders can help you with all aspects of your career search. Make an advising appointment today. Advising appointment availability is in the Career Center section of the UC Davis Handshake online platform.

  • Confidential one-on-one advising on
    • Career exploration
    • Job or Internship search
    • Curriculum vitae (CV) or Resume review
    • Cover letter review
    • Interview preparation
    • Job negotiation
    • LinkedIn profile review
    • Career planning and goal setting

Workshop and Panel events

Event information is in the Events section of the UC Davis Handshake online platform.

Recruiting and Networking events

Event information is in the Events section of the UC Davis Handshake online platform.

  • Internship and Career Fairs
  • Networking mixers
  • Company Information Sessions

Resume Review+

See the ICC website for the Resume Review+ instructions and submission form

  • Online resume, CV, or cover letter review through Google Docs. Get initial feedback from a graduate student peer advisor within 5 business days.

Career Treks (site visits to employers)

  • Previous treks have been to Tech companies, State agencies, BioPharma, etc.

ICC GradCareers Newsletter

To receive event reminders, job postings, and more, sign up for the ICC's Weekly Newsletter for Masters, PhDs, and Postdoctoral Scholars.

Special Note for Postdocs

Postdocs must request a Handshake account. Use your UC Davis email address and follow the instructions to request a student account. After you have made the request, email to expedite the approval process. Once approved, edit your profile and set your school year to "postdoctoral studies" to gain appointment access.