AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Interested in science policy at the federal level? Get first-hand experience on policymaking while contributing your knowledge and analytical skills through this fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Career Services

Career Services is a key resource and trusted ally to UCSB graduate students and postdocs. They can support you in seeking out any career that fits your skills and interests to actualize your goals. Through a suite of specialized resources, tools, and information, they can help you get to you where you want to go.

CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Interested in science policy at the state level? Consider a fellowship from the California Council on Science & Technology to work with California state legislators and learn how the policymaking process works while providing scientific and technical advice on legislation.

Center for Science & Engineering Partnerships (CSEP)

CSEP hosts a number of ongoing opportunities for graduate students and postdocs through their Professional Development Series, including career talks, training workshops, and outreach opportunities.

Gaucho Network

Gaucho Network is a robust online community that connects UCSB alum with each other to expand their professional networks.


Glassdoor helps you find a job and company you love by providing company reviews, salary and benefit info from employees, interview questions from candidates, and more.

Graduate Student Resource Center

UCSB's go-to resource for career and professional development programming for grad students and postdocs, the Graduate Student Resource Center offers over 150 events every year, as well as one-on-one advising services and campus referrals.

Imagine PhD

A career exploration and planning tool for the humanities and social sciences featuring assessments, resources, and personalized career planning tools.

Individualized Professional Skills (IPS) Program

Designed to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars fill in the funding gaps for pursuing opportunities that support their professional development in a variety of career trajectories, the program provides awards up to $1000 to eligible applicants who wish to individually tailor their career paths with outside professional development opportunities.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning (formerly is an online learning platform that features thousands of video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. All UCSB employees have free unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning.


myIDP (Individual Development Plan) is a tool for young scientists to evaluate and prioritize their interests and strengths, both personal and professional, and translate them into actionable items for their career planning. Part of Science Careers, an AAAS site and online publication that “is dedicated to being the world leader in matching qualified scientists with jobs in industry, academia, and government.”

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Interested to teach outside of higher education? Consider joining the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), which advocates for independent schools, non-profit private schools that are self-determining in mission and program.

UCSB Technology & Management Program

A program here at UCSB that provides driven, innovative, and entrepreneurial students from all majors on campus with a solid foundation in business principles and professional skills vital to their success after graduation.

Versatile PhD

The Versatile PhD mission is to help graduate students, ABDs, and PhDs identify, prepare for, and excel in professional careers. As a UCSB graduate student or postdoctoral scholar, you have access to premium content on the VPhD website free of charge, including discussion forums, job postings, and career profiles written by PhDs who were hired ​outside of academia.