Whether you’re a long-time staff member or it’s your first day on the job, University of California San Diego has programs and resources to help you get started, support your work, develop your skills and advance your career.

Are you the type that benefits more from in-person workshops and mentoring? Or do you prefer to use online resources? Either way, we have you covered.

Career Connection

Career Connection is primarily an in-person program, which helps UC San Diego staff interested in assistance with career planning, goal setting, job enhancement, and lateral or upward mobility. Learn more about the many facets of Career Connection and other professional development offerings through Staff Learning and Development.

My UC Career

My UC Career is a systemwide online self-directed portal that helps UC San Diego employees connect to resources for career management across all UC locations. My UC Career provides employees with instant access to the following six self-paced modules:


Use personal assessments to help identify values, personality, skills, and talents.

Leverage the existing systemwide Job Board. With one search, employees can view all UC opportunities by job type, location, or career level. Create multiple alerts for new postings that are most interesting.

Build a new resume or revise an existing resume using the step-by-step online resume workshop to automatically build an accomplishment-based resume tailored to the identified career path. Access and view resume building guides and resume samples by position or type.

Create a pitch statement, cover letter and references to tell what you have to offer and how you can help the organization succeed. Use the step-by-step online workshop to automatically build each document. Access and view samples of each type of document.

Optimize social media presence and use research tools to help leverage your networks that uncover additional career opportunities.

Practice interview skills by recording video interviews using pre-recorded portal interviewers that ask you questions, review interview type guides, create a post-interview thank you note, and review the offer negotiation guide and decision making tools.

New Users and Registering for an Account Returning Users and Accessing My UC Career Additional information about My UC Career and other career development resources is available via the systemwide UCnet Professional Development webpage .