Alumni Perks

At GPS, we are committed to supporting lifelong learning and professional development. Here is a list of perks as well as opportunities to stay involved.

“Certainly, one of the benefits of being a GPS alumnus is this free, lifelong access to career coaching, something that many other similar programs don’t provide, or if they do, charge a fee,” said David Robertson, director of Career Services. “We hope that our alumni will remember this important perk!”

Ongoing Career Support

GPS Specific
Life-long access to GPS Careers advising and GPSCareersAlumni are able to create a profile, register for events, search our employer and contacts database, and apply for current job and internship postings. 

UC San Diego Career Services
Connect with UC San Diego Career Services. You can join their online platform, Handshake, which will allow you to view job postings, find out about upcoming career fairs (no charge to attend for alumni), and for the first year after graduation, you can also schedule 1-1 advising with a UC San Diego Career Coach. 

Opportunities to Connect

GPS alumni span the globe far and wide. Join a club in your backyard and keep in touch on LinkedIn. Here are a few ways:

Volunteer and Stay Involved

There are plenty of ways to stay involved, both with GPS and UC San Diego. To tailor your experience and learn about current opportunities, contact Nurit Mandel. Standing opportunities include:

Hire GPS Students
If you’re hiring for a position with GPS skillset, contact a member of the career services team to assist in a resume collection.Consider hosting students at a site visit at one of our annual career treks to San Francisco/Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C. and San Diego. Interested in mentoring a student? Offer your insights to students through Alumni in Residence: mentor students through one-on-one career advising.

Refer and Recruit Prospective Students
The fall is a great time to speak to prospective students at our recruitment fairs. Considering sharing GPS with your staff/colleagues and participate in outreach to admitted students in the Winter and Spring.

Campus Perks

Interested in taking more classes? UC San Diego offers discount classes through any UC extension

Planning for your next trip? There are a ton of discounts for traveling.

Check out additional perks here