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School of Social Ecology
We Are All In for Preparing Our Students for the Future…

Support the Field Study Career Summit on Giving Day!

In the past five years alone, studies show ⅔ of college grads struggle to begin their careers after school.

The UC Irvine School of Social Ecology develops future leaders equipped with solid communication, critical thinking, analytical, technological, and interpersonal skills through experiential field study opportunities.

Since 1970, Field Study has been a requirement for students seeking a baccalaureate degree from Social Ecology and is an element of the school’s commitment to training future leaders. Through concurrent coursework and field placement, these prepare students to tackle the pressing issues confronting business and community leaders locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.

This Fall we will host our Field Study Career Summit where current Social Ecology students and alums will have the opportunity to participate in a day-long summit focused on developing their professional career trajectory and ensure that our students are well-prepared to embark on their professional career path.

The Field Study Career Summit will provide School of Social Ecology students and alumni with access to workshops and panel discussions focused on five key areas:

  1. Making Yourself Marketable: Learn about essential interview skills to help navigate the job interview process effectively and successfully. Get help writing a resume and professional summary that will maximize your experience and skill set. Students will be able to get a professional headshot and assistance with building a compelling LinkedIn profile.

  2. Career and Internship Fair: Join our community partners at their booths and learn about internship and employment opportunities.

  3. Soft Skills Development: Soft skills are a set of personal attributes and abilities that allow individuals to effectively interact with others in a professional setting. At their core, these include the ability to collaborate effectively, manage time and communicate with clarity, among others. The ability to navigate complex interpersonal dynamics and build strong relationships is the key to success. The Career Summit soft skills workshops will help participants develop their soft skills and become more confident in communication, teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving.

  4. Putting Your Degree to Use: Hear from recent grads and long-time alums on how they are putting their School of Social Ecology degree to practice and what knowledge they have found helpful in their career. Listen to Field Study site partners on opportunities they have for students and employment opportunities.

  5. Building Your Network: Put those soft skills to work and join us for our social hour! Students, alumni, field study partner sites and professionals from key companies will be in attendance.

Help us help our students become successful in their future career path and support the Field Study Career Summit with a gift to the Field Study Program on Giving Day!

Social Ecology Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 56
2 TX 1
2 NV 1
Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
School of Social Ecology Pete Fischler and Amy Ng $5,000 Match
Thanks to a generous commitment from Pete Fischler and Amy Ng, every gift made to the Social Ecology Field Study Program will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000!
$5,000 MATCHED
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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