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Career and Internship Advising

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning encourages students to start thinking about their career early in their academic program. The USP Department's Industry Liason Coordinator, Jennifer Eller, is available to help students and recent alumni with:

  • Internship and full-time job search process
  • Career exploration
  • Creating and revising resumes and cover letters
  • Interview preparation and post-interview follow-up
  • Utilizing and optimizing LinkedIn
  • Professional association involvement and networking
  • Finding a mentor
  • Continuing education
  • Graduate school personal statement reviews*

*Student who would like a review of their graduate school personal statement should also have their personal statement reviewed by the Writing Hub ( - request a meeting with an undergraduate tutor).

General Industry Liaison Coordinator advising appointment hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 9-11 a.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. All appointments are conducted via Zoom and are scheduled for 30 minutes.

<<<To request an appointment complete the Career and Internship Advising Appointment Request form.>>>


Steps students can take to prepare for their career include:

  • Create and update a resume that highlights projects, jobs, internships, cocurricular activities, academic highlights, and transferrable skills.
  • Create and update a LinkedIn profile and Tritons Connect profile.  Connect with peers, instructors, guest speakers, and professionals on these platforms.
  • Sign up for a Handshake account and subscribe to weekly email updates about job fairs, grad school panels, company/organization outreach events.
  • Intern with career related organizations and companies.
  • Review career related full-time job opportunities to learn more about potential career paths, employers, and the skills/knowledge employers are looking for. 
  • Utilize resources provided by the UCSD Career Center such as:
    • Assessments to explore strengths, personality types, and interest areas.  Being able to articulate your strengths and personality traits will help you in interviews and find jobs that are a better fit for you.
    • Tips for creating and polishing resumes and cover letters as well as preparing for an interview.
    • Resources for finding jobs, internships, and research opportunities. 
    • Drop in and career advising appointments with Career Center staff.