You may be taking classes or completing a certificate program for a variety of reasons: learning new skills, reinventing your career, enhancing a current position, or just attending classes for fun! Regardless of your reason for studying at UCI Extension, maximizing your time and financial investment is key.

This guide has been designed to be a personal, self-paced tool to assist you in three important areas of career planning:

  • Preparing for a new job search
  • Networking and relationship management
  • Communicating your value

When you’re ready, click one of the modules from the menu above. Or, if you’ve already been through the modules, feel free to browse the Resources and Toolkit for quick access to the worksheets and external resources found in the modules. You can return to this page at any time by clicking the Career Planning image at the top of the screen.