The UCR Career Center is here to help current undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni through all phases of their career paths. No matter where you are in your journey, we are here to provide support and resources that help you successfully prepare for and transition to a career in your desired field. You can connect with us individually, at events, and by exploring our website!
Schedule an appointment with your Career Specialist for support with choosing a major, creating or editing your resume, finding and applying for jobs and internships, and graduate school questions!
Attend an event
Each quarter, we host skill-building workshops and opportunities to meet with employers at panels, information sessions, and career fairs! Take a look at our upcoming events and register to save your seat!
Meet Our Specialists
The Career Center’s dedicated CHASS Career Specialist and Graduate Student Career Specialist are available for presentations to student organizations and classes. Please submit your request here.
Alumni Note: New UCR graduates automatically receive a 1-year extension of Career Center services, except for on-campus interviews with employers. After 1 year, alumni retain access to Handshake and all alumni are welcome to attend our workshops and job fairs (events updated regularly). Additional services for alumni after 1 year are available for a fee; UCR Alumni Association members receive a 20% discount on all such services.
We look forward to working with you!
Humanities, Arts, Policy & Education
Kimberly Kampen (she/her) serves at the UCR Career Center as a Career Specialist for students in the Humanities, Arts, Education, and Public Policy majors. She possesses extensive experience in career development services both inside and outside of higher education. Prior to higher education, Kimberly established a career in business, particularly within fashion merchandising and brand management. She spent years on this extensive career curve that allowed her to work with many creative professionals in the fashion business industry, specifically with a focus on visual communications, brand experience, and marketing. Throughout her career in the fashion business, Kimberly dedicated time to supporting the undocumented and LGBTQ communities in LA and Riverside Counties. Through volunteer/service work, she discovered that a professional pathway in higher education would allow her to further pursue this passion and work with students from these communities, contributing to advocacy on a much greater level. Upon discovering career services and student affairs in higher education, Kimberly sought out her MS in Higher Education & Student Counseling and made a complete career shift. Kimberly began her journey at UCR’s Career Center in January 2020 and has since been co-directing the Butterfly Project Career Development Program in partnership with Ana Coria, Program Coordinator of UCR’s Undocumented Student Program. Kimberly looks forward to continuing to support CHASS students along their career journeys!
Kristen Roberts (she/her) is the Career Specialist for students in the Social Sciences at the UCR Career Center. She has served UCR students in various roles at the Career Center since 2014. Prior to her current position, she served as the Interim Assistant Director of Employer Relations and the Senior Success Coordinator where she supported both students and employers. She is passionate about supporting students in the social sciences as they explore career options and consider how their identities and personal experiences influence those options. Kristen is a co-facilitator of the ORBITS Career Development Program that supports first-generation college students and the Operation VETS Career Development Program in partnership with the Veterans Resource Center. Kristen studied chemistry at Illinois Wesleyan University and earned her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Georgia Southern University. Kristen is excited to continue supporting students in the social sciences during their time at UCR!
Vanessa Lee, Ph.D.
Graduate Students & International Students
Vanessa Lee serves as the Graduate Student Career Specialist and has been with UCR Career Center since 2014. She supports all graduate students in finding their career paths and collaborates with Industry Outreach Specialists in identifying the best opportunities to serve our graduate student population. With a background in vocational psychology and career development, Vanessa has been working in this field for 10+ years. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota’s (UMN) Psychology Department and received her BA in psychology at UMN. Vanessa also serves as the Career Center’s International Student Career Specialist.
Currently Available Jobs
When exploring career options, reviewing professional associations can help identify trends within the field, connect with professionals, and find internships, fellowships, and jobs. Click on your area of study below to see a sample of professional associations related to major. Many of these organizations have paid memberships for students and professionals, but also provide a variety of resources at no cost.
If you want to search a comprehensive database for other options, please visit CareerOneStop Professional Assocation Finder.
- Association of Digital Humanities
- Professionals in Human Resources Association
- K-12 Education Associations
- American Historical Association
- Association of College & Research Libraries
- Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
- Federation of State Humanities Councils
- Linguistic Society of America
- Social Sciences