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#109764 Graduate Career Advisor, Finance Program Rady

Extended Deadline: Wed 2/2/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/08/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/25/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

  • This position is open until filled. First Review Date: June 25, 2021.


The Rady School of Management provides business education through its many graduate business degree programs, PhD program, and undergraduate business program.

The Rady School's values are excellence, innovation, collaboration and integrity. The Rady School is a highly participatory, high energy, upbeat student-centric environment with high-achieving students and an engaged, team-oriented staff.

The Graduate Career Advisor provides individualized and group career advising to Masters of Finance graduate business students at the UC San Diego Rady School of Management. The position guides and advises students in the selection of appropriate career goals via exploration of professional interests, skills, expertise, previous employment background, industry job prospects, and local and global employment opportunities.

The Graduate Career Advisor guides the job search from planning and self-assessment to individualized job search strategies and action plans. The position advises on job search activities from initial matriculation through job acceptance, offering information on OPT/CPT options for international students. The position tracks student progress by keeping meticulous records, documenting data regarding job search outcomes and while maintaining employment records in the 12Twenty data base.

The Graduate Career Advisor plans and delivers career development/job search programming and workshops focusing on resume writing, interview skills, job search strategies, and other presentations geared to career development and job/internship searches. The position also individually coaches graduate business students on writing cover letters and resumes, preparing for job interviews, and salary negotiation. This position coaches Masters of Finance graduate business students, many of whom are from China and a cultural awareness and ability to coach international students is required.

Although the majority of the responsibilities are student-focused, the Graduate Career Advisor also interacts with employers sharing the benefits of hiring Rady School graduate business students, plans and conducts employer visits/treks, and integrates/invites employer participation in student-focused campus workshops, panel discussions, and conversations.

Must be willing and able to travel locally (rare).

Workshops, special events, career fairs, graduation are occasionally held in the late afternoons or early evenings during the week (rarely on the weekends). Additionally, conversations with employers in China occasionally require off-hours phone calls due to time zone issues.

If you are looking for a Careers position in a team of qualified, collaborative colleagues, apply for this UC San Diego position.

  • Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.


  • Experience quickly and effectively assessing job search needs. Experience promoting a variety of job search techniques appropriate to career goals.

  • Experience providing useful career resources and advice within a short time frame in person, online, and in a group setting. Proficiency with online career-focused systems and software.

  • Proven experience in a goal-oriented career counseling environment; experience monitoring job search progress, reaching out to clients to promote job search progress.

  • Demonstrated experience collecting and documenting job search status, job offer/acceptance data.

  • Experience providing both individual coaching sessions and workshops on resume building, interview skills, job search goal-setting and job search strategies to high achieving clients/students.

  • Experience building rapport with employers and corporate recruiters; experience developing or identifying internship opportunities.

  • Proven experience providing career advising regarding the banking/financial/consulting/business employment; or exposure recruiting students for these industries.

  • Excellent written communication skills. Experience editing resumes, cover letters and advising others on how to write effective resumes, cover letters, business correspondence, etc.

  • Professional, polished, business demeanor. Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills. Rapport-building skills.

  • Experience researching employment trends in a variety of industries to benefit student job search and activities; experience summarizing information and data, generating reports, preparing executive summaries. Ability to learn MBA CSEA standards and apply to employment outcomes.

  • Bachelor's degree required preferably in student affairs, coaching, career advising, student affairs with minimum four (4) years functional career advising experience or industry experience, or a combination of experience and education. Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations pertaining to hiring practices.


  • Experience providing career advising to graduate business students.

  • Experience with OPT/CPT process.

  • Masters degree in career counseling or related career coaching credential preferred.

  • Conversational Mandarin and/or Cantonese (to hold conversations with employers)


  • Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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