CNAS Undergraduate Academic Advising Center

Career Preparation

Careers in your Major

What could you do with your degree? Visit this Career Center link if you would like more insight into the various careers that are applicable to your major. Each category provides typical job titles, the nature of the work, employers that commonly hire in the field, and the training required.

Career Resources

Browse through the Career Center's site where you can find valuable information about Career Fairs, campus employment and internship opportunities, and professional school admission. You can also get help with writing your resume, finding out what sort of jobs you can get with your degree, or sign up to attend a skills workshop.

Academic Resource Center (Graduate School Exam Prep)

If you're planning to apply to graduate school, you will need to take an entrance exam.  The Academic Resource Center offers exam prep seminars throughout the academic year.  Please visit the ARC's website for more info: http://arc.ucr.edu/workshops/gep/index.html  

CNAS Centers and Institutions of Research

With over 14 centers and institutes of research, CNAS is internationally renowned for its research in: pest and disease sciences, environmental sciences, conservation biology, genome biology, materials science, and nanotechnology.

Health Professions Advising Center

The Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC) provides information, advising, and support for students who aspire to graduate/professional programs in the health professions and wish to enhance their academic and extracurricular preparation.  Professional staff and peer mentors are available to guide students as they plan their pre-health professions course work, health related experiences, service work, and research in preparation for applying to programs.  Services are available to students in any major interested in any health profession. 

California Teach - Science Mathematics Initiative

This program was designed to increase the number of highly qualified teachers in science and mathematics annually into California classrooms. SMI can help you develop and expand professional networks, prepare to apply for a teaching credential program, receive teaching-related advising, participate in professional development activities, and prepare for California standardized credentialing exams.

Internship Opportunities

Experiential learning acquired through internship opportunities can help you solidify your career aspirations and reach your professional goals.  You can visit the Career Center to learn more about internship opportunities available to all UCR students, and you can also refer back to this page to view various opportunities made available specifically to CNAS students.  See the newest opportunities below:

Internship Description: Riverside County Parks is seeking an Interpretive Unit Intern to work with a Parks Interpreter to design a new educational program. The Parks Preservation & Education group is dedicated to stewardship of District cultural and historic resources. Interpretive staff is equally focused on natural history and environmental education: www.rivcoparks.org/

Essential Duties:  The Intern will design a field trip that meets current (K-6) State Common Core Standards in Science, as well as, addressing the standards set forth in the Environmental Educational Initiative. Programs will also need to adhere to interpretive guidelines for children. The desired outcome would be to offer new field trip choices to local schools in the 2014-2015 school year, with hopes of a new program being designed around the features, functions and values of the Santa Ana Watershed.

Benefits:  This internship will provide a student with the opportunity to take classroom learning and apply it in a real world setting. Although this is a great internship for students considering a career in education, all stu-dents interested in educating K-6 students, science, and making a difference should apply! This is your chance to be creative and make an impact in a child's life. Internships are excellent ways to network with professionals and can potentially lead to full-time employment after graduation!

Qualifications:  Must have experience working with and teaching children and have a basic environmental, general and/or natural science background. Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and Word and be self-motivated and self-driven.

Application Instructions:  Interested candidates who meet the minimum requirements should e-mail a detailed resume in Word format to: Lora Lopez at lplopez@rc-hr.com Deadline to apply is April 6th, 2014 by midnight

Note: Please include relevant qualifications on your resume. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Riverside, CA 92521
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Advising Center Information

CNAS Undergraduate Academic Advising
1223 Pierce Hall

Regular office hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am- 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Tel: (951) 827-7294 or (951) 827-3102
Fax: (951) 827-2243 or (951) 827-2798
E-mail: cnasstudent@ucr.edu