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UCR is dedicated to serving as a springboard for students’ careers and their long-term well-being. As the recipient of the #1 in Social Mobility (US NEWS) for the third year in a row, UCR is dedicated to providing world-class support in propelling our students into the world of work. We provide opportunities for students to learn the necessary skills and competencies not just for their first job or graduate school, but for long-term career advancement and success as a leader in their field.

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New! - Funding for Professional Internships

Are you interested in doing a professional internship but worried about covering your living expenses? Good news! The Division of Undergraduate Education, in partnership with UCR Foundation Board Trustee Wally Bakare and Provost Elizabeth Watkins, is offering grants of up to $6000 each to students who secure a professional internship. These grants are being offered through the Tilga EXCEL+ Program Internship Fund.

Students in all majors are eligible to apply but funding is limited, so apply soon! Applicants must be a UCR undergraduate in good academic standing; have a signed offer letter for a professional internship; and complete a brief application that includes an explanation of the financial barriers to participating in the internship. Strong candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to their own professionalization, and preference will be given to students who are actively participating in the EXCEL+ Leadership and Career Readiness Program

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We aren’t preparing students just for a first job out of college or graduate school, but for a career of possibilities with a foundation in solid career-ready, leadership skills.


Learn More about the EXCEL+ program!

The EXCEL+ Career Readiness and Leadership program helps students articulate leadership skills they are already developing on campus, both in and out of the classroom and earn digital badges for career readiness competencies.

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LinkedIn Learning 

We’re pleased to announce that due to the combined efforts of UCR ITS, Education Abroad, ASCUR, and Undergraduate Education, LinkedIn Learning is now available to everyone on campus, including students, at no cost!

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