The Career Connection is an initiative by the UCSB Department of Economics to assist students in their crucial transition from college to career. Through a number of practical, professionally oriented activities, Career Connection enables students to capitalize on the academic training they receive through the department’s regular curriculum. Career Connection maintains an active blog, which students and employers can use to promote events and career opportunities.
Career Connection assists with:
Career/CPA Advising. Staff in the Career Connection office is available daily to provide students with information and advice about a variety of career-related activities ranging from resume writing to career choice. A significant portion of staff time is devoted to advising students about options for fulfilling CPA licensing requirements.
Strategic Business Program. Career Connection organized and operates the Strategic Business Program (SBP), providing students with practical training in areas not covered in the Department’s academic courses. This program was primarily created to provide accounting students with additional course options to help them satisfy the new CPA licensing requirements. It also provides an opportunity to involve practicing professionals in the education of our students.
Fellowship Program. For many years, the Department has participated in internship programs with major public accounting firms. The staff of Career Connection now coordinates a fellowship program to further assist companies in identifying top candidates.
Career Connection is located in the Moss Adams LLP Suite (North Hall 2119), and is open Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
If you have any questions regarding the Career Connection, please contact us at (805) 893-2824 or via email.