Career Counseling Services

CE3 First Generation Career Pathways

First Generation Career Pathways was developed to address the post-graduation career needs of first-generation and low-income students in today's competitive job market. We highlight the career resources and services provided by the Centers for Educational Equity & Excellence (CE3), give unique offerings, as well as collaborate with campus partners to best support the professional development of our students. Career Pathways provides strengths-based and culturally responsive career counseling to CE3 students. We provide our constituents with workshops on key areas of need for first-generation students such as resume review, personal branding, candid career conversations, and Linkedin guidance. Additionally, we connect students to equity-minded external companies and nonprofits organizations to create accessible pipelines for post-graduate resources and opportunities. Finally, Career Pathways offers a semester-long career mentorship and personal branding course to a cohort of 35 students via our new program, Career Connect.

UC Berkeley Career Center

The UC Berkeley Career Center offers a wide range of services and resources geared towards career planning and the pursuit of graduate/professional school. Check out the video to the right to learn more about the resources you have access to as you think of your careers during and beyond UC Berkeley. Be sure to sign up for their Handshake portal to get access to search for jobs/internships & connect with Career Center counselors.

You can also set up an appointment to meet with EOP’s Career Center liaison Heidi Yu during her Satellite Advising at EOP by going to this link.

For more information about events from the Career Center, please visit their website.

UC Berkeley Career Center Spring 2021 Virtua Services

Career Center Resources for EOP Students!

Resources & Opportunities

Career Exploration

These tools and resources are useful in exploring your interests while exploring various career pathways. Not sure where to start? Try one of the links below!

-First Destination Survey: See Where Graduates Work and Go to School After Graduating

-My Major Map: Major Maps are a new resource to help undergraduate students discover academic, co-curricular, and discovery opportunities at UC Berkeley based on intended major or field of interest.

-Candid Career: See What Others Have Done

-Know Yourself: Reflect on Your Interests, Skills, Values

career hexagon infographic that contains: abilities, skills, relationships, goals, values, interests

Professional Development Resources

Below are various resources that can support you in your professional journey:

-Interested in graduate or professional school? Connect with more Graduate and Professional School Resources here

-Fellowships are short-term opportunities lasting from a few months to several years. They focus on the professional development of the fellow and are sponsored by a specific organization seeking to expand leadership in their field.

-Helpful resource with suggestions about alternative options to gain experience beyond internships

-Build a Professional Community through the Berkeley Career Network and gain tips on how to connect with alumni and employers through informational interviewing.

COOP: Overcoming Underemployment

COOP closes the social capital gap by recruiting and investing deeply in diverse, low-income, and first-generation grads from the City University of New York, California State Universities, and other urban public colleges.

COOP’s flagship program is the Digital Apprenticeship. Peer cohorts of 16 motivated, underemployed grads meet nightly for 16 weeks (200 hours) to learn technical skills, build community, and jumpstart careers in digital marketing, data analytics, and tech sales.

Each cohort is led by a team of four captains, “near-peer” COOP alumni who serve as coaches, mentors, and guides on top of busy day jobs at local ad agencies and tech companies. In parallel, COOP helps these same employers meet, interview, and hire more and more diverse candidates.

EOP Job & Internship + Virtual Career Fair Tips

Learn more about Job/Internship Search + Virtual Career Fair tips and workshop.

How to Tell Your First Gen Story to Get Hired

Previously Recorded on: Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021

View Recording Here

In this video Oscar Garcia, UC Berkeley alumnus and Chief Empowerment Officer at Aspira Consulting, delivers an empowering workshop on how to tell your unique story as a first generation college student to future employers. Oscar discusses how to build and maintain meaningful connections through networking and how to best market yourself in the job search.

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EOP Job and Internship Search and Virtual Career Fair Workshop

career center event on how to tell your first-gen story to get hired held Feb 2, 2021 at 4-5PM