2017 – 2018 Annual Report

2017 – 2018 Annual Report Career Development Center

Go Beach

Vision Statement

To be recognized as the leader in providing effective practices and resources in delivering career decision making and job search services using a student-centered philosophy and seamless integration of technology. Through collaborative efforts with students, alumni, employers, faculty and staff the university becomes the talent source of choice for employers in the local, regional, national, and global marketplace.

Mission Statement

To educate and empower students through the process of self-discovery, exploration and personal development as they prepare for career success in the global workforce.

Value Statement

The “Values” listed below transcend and illuminate the ideals and services that the Career Development Center aspires towards in each interaction undertaken. We believe that putting our “Values” into practice creates long-term benefits for all those we serve.


We encourage a spirit of partnership in areas of common interest amongst the campus community, including the regional, national and international community.


We strive for quality, innovation and success in all programs and services.


We act with honesty, respect and trust.


We welcome and support individual and group diversity and inclusion in all our communications and interactions.

Student Engagement Through Collaboration

Dream, Become, Succeed

In 2016 – 2017 the Career Development Center team began the process of reimagining how our students are introduced to their career education and job search process. After listening to our students, faculty, staff and community partners, we embarked on a planning process to examine our approach and practice of delivering career education. This process has resulted in the development of the new Career Success Model specifically designed to help students discover their DREAM career, assist them to BECOME career ready, and SUCCEED in landing an internship and/or career employment. We believe this new approach in partnership with the campus community better supports the campus’ strategic priorities of Intellectual Achievement, Inclusive Excellence, and Public Good, as well as the campus’ Graduation Initiative, Student Engagement, Staff Success, External Support and Community Relations goals.

This 2017 – 2018 annual report is a snapshot of our story of reenvisioning career services and will become the foundation for us to continue to grow and improve career education in the years to come. We are now poised to better support students as they pursue their careers and livelihood. We are proud of the work we have accomplished and are excited to share our annual report. Our results showcase the strength of our partnership with the university and workforce community. There is still a great deal of work ahead, and we look forward to continued collaboration, evolution and excellence in providing career education to our students.

To learn more about the DREAM, BECOME, and SUCCEED Career Success Model please contact any of our Career Counseling team members.

Manuel Pérez

Student Accounts Employers New Employers Jobs Posted Full-Time Internships Internships Paid Internships Unpaid Part-Time Other
34,692 18,465 1,536 10,528 5,367 2,289 1,400 900 1,906 963
Career Services
Drop-in Sessions Career Counseling Appointments On-Campus Interviews Employers On-Campus Interviews Students Interviewed Info Sessions Employers Info Sessions Students Interviewed Class Presentations Class Presentations Student Attendees Workshops & Webinars Workshops & Webinars Student Attendees
2,970 2,558 92 892 62 1,138 208 6,293 171 2,974
Special Events
2017 Fall Internship Conference 2018 Latina Connection Conference Industry Spotlight - The Spirit of Entrepreneurship in the Arts Industry Spotlight - Bio-Sciences Expo - Science & Mathematics
165 94 101 148 123
Job Fairs
Employer Job Fair Attendees - Total Employer Job Fair Attendees - Fall 2017 2 Day Event Employer Job Fair Attendees - Fall 2017 Engineering Employer Job Fair Attendees - Spring 2018 Business & Healthcare Employer Job Fair Attendees - Spring 2018 Government & Social Service Employer Job Fair Attendees - Spring 2018 Educators’ Employer Job Fair Attendees - Spring 2018 Hospitality Employer Job Fair Attendees - Spring 2018 Summer & Part-Time
472 117 71 82 45 85 32 30
Social Media Followers
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest
4,808 1,750 1,204 920


Career Counseling & Advising Career Fairs

Employer Information Sessions Job & Internship Postings

On-Campus InterviewsWorkshops & Classroom Presentations


“Everyone at the Career Center made me feel like ‘We are glad you are here. Here is what we have to offer.’ Since then, we have consistently been attending the career fairs, and students are becoming more aware of who we are, which has allowed us to be successful at CSULB.“
Consolidated Electrical Distributors

“We love partnering with CSULB. They take time to understand where our business is heading and understand what services they can provide to make sure that we have a good partnership that will make sense.”


“I met with you twice near the beginning of August in regards to my resume and job search strategies at CSULB’s CDC. I wanted to thank you for your help, as tomorrow I start my first day at JLM Strategic Talent as a Jr. Business Analyst. I found the job through CSULB’s CDC Job Search Listings. I also firmly believe that my refined resume contributed to the process of earning this position. Thanks so much for your assistance.”

“Great experience [at the job fair]!!! I’m so happy CSULB provides this opportunity to our community of students. I can’t wait to attend future job fairs.”

“Things I learned after attending an Industry Spotlight Event: 1. I can succeed in my future and fulfill my aspirations and 2. Learning how to value myself, how to value my work and when to say no.”

“Two weeks ago you gave a presentation in my art class with Professor Glen. I saw how passionate you are about helping students apply for internships, and I was wondering if I can schedule an appointment with you. I also want to thank you for the amazing presentation! I look forward to hearing from you soon.”


“Many thanks on behalf of my students and myself for the extremely informative CDC workshop presentation, which provided valuable information that is pertinent to the students’ next steps beyond graduation.”