Career Services is committed to ensuring student success, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. Unfortunately, these factors can add additional stress to undocumented students when trying to gain experience, obtain post-graduation employment, and/or apply to graduate school.
For questions regarding Career Services, contact:
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is committed to providing a support and information base that validates each student's experience and nurtures a sense of participation, belonging, and empowerment. Through mentorship, academic programs, one-to-one counseling/advising, campus student support service referrals, and social/cultural programming, we strive to maximize a student's involvement and success in the campus academic community. In addition to assisting students through to graduation, EOP helps motivate and inform students to utilize services to enhance their preparation for the job market and/or graduate/professional school admission.
EOP focuses on serving those who are income-eligible and first-generation undergraduates.
Office of the Ombuds
The Office of the Ombuds at UC Santa Barbara provides confidential consultation services for any campus-related concern. The ombuds address workplace issues, interpersonal conflict, academic concerns, and many other problems, whether as a first step, last resort, or at any point along the way. The Office of the Ombuds is dedicated to ensuring fairness throughout the University and regularly makes recommendations for systemic change. The ombuds will listen to concerns, help clarify goals and interests, and help develop options to move forward. The ombuds may also make referrals to different offices on campus, coach a student on how to prepare for a difficult conversation, or help clarify UCSB procedures and policies.