Career Roadmap

UC Santa Barbara offers a wide range of job opportunities as a leading public research university and the largest employer in Santa Barbara County. UC Santa Barbara faculty and staff strive every day for excellence in our commitment to teaching and education and also in our passion for public service and in making a difference.

Creating your Career Roadmap requires you to take a deeper look at your career goals, skills, needed knowledge, experience, and personal characteristics. It encourages you to take advantage of the many professional development opportunities available to you as a UC employee in your continuous process of acquiring new knowledge and skills that relate to your profession, your responsibilities, and your overall vision of success.

The UCSB Learning Center offers a wide array of instructor-led and online training courses and certificate programs. UC Santa Barbara also offers self-paced learning and development to all of its employees through our LinkedIn Learning campus subscription.

As a UC employee, you also have access to My UC Career, an online development portal is available to all UC employees seeking to advance their career.

The Working at UC website offers additional programs and resources to help you get started, support your work, develop your skills and advance your career.

Discover Your Career Path

My UC Career

Providing you with tools to learn more about your strengths, skills, and opportunities.

  • Discover Your Employment Preferences
  • In-depth Self-Assessments
  • Resume Development

Get started by logging into https://uc.yournextstep.com/GetStarted

Analyze

What do you love to do? The more you understand your interests, values, strengths...

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Set Goals

Set specific and measurable goals that are practical and realistic.

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Plan

Now it’s time to craft a plan of action.

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Implement

Now that you have a plan, here you will learn how to implement it.

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Evaluate

Now that you have all your tools at your fingertips...

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