About the CDC
To assist students with exploring career/major options, preparing them for their job search and connecting them to employment opportunities.
Develop a holistic approach to career education that enables all students to thrive in the workforce of the future.
The CSULB Career Development Center empowers students to become effective leaders of their personal career journeys. Through career counseling, employer connections, and professional development opportunities, we prepare them to become skilled and productive members of the local, national, and global workforce.
- Purpose - Driven by meaning and intentionality in our work.
- Equity - Committed to serving each member of our campus and community with fairness and dignity.
- Collaboration - Working together with students, faculty, staff, community partners, and employers to strengthen the value of career services.
- Growth - Continually learning innovative approaches and actively seeking diverse perspectives to guide our work and maximize our impact.
2017 – 2018 Annual Report Career Development Center
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.
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.
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.
|Student Accounts||Employers||New Employers||Jobs Posted||Full-Time||Internships||Internships Paid||Internships Unpaid||Part-Time||Other|
|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|
|2017 Fall Internship Conference||2018 Latina Connection Conference||Industry Spotlight - The Spirit of Entrepreneurship in the Arts||Industry Spotlight - Bio-Sciences||Expo - Science & Mathematics|
|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|
Career Counseling & Advising Career Fairs
Employer Information Sessions Job & Internship Postings
On-Campus InterviewsWorkshops & Classroom Presentations
WHAT EMPLOYERS ARE SAYING
“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.”
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING
“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.”
WHAT FACULTY ARE SAYING
“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.”
Student and Alumni Policies
The Career Development Center (CDC) acts only as a referral service and makes no particular recommendation regarding off-campus employers. We make no representations or guarantees about positions listed by the office. The CDC is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions or other aspects of off-campus employment. Due to the volume of jobs received by this office, we are unable to research the integrity of each organization or person that lists a job with us. Students and alumni are urged to use caution when applying for any job.
CareerLINK accounts are intended for the exclusive use of the registered user and cannot be shared with others. Violation of usage may result in loss of CareerLINK privileges.
Alumni Eligibility for Services
Only CSU Alumni are eligible for CDC services and programs.
Alumni from other CSU campuses do not qualify for a year of free service .
Alumni from another CSU may register with the CSULB Career Development Center by presenting a letter of reciprocity from the Director of the Career Center on their home campus.
Employers, please review our Employer Services Guidelines for essential information critical to your recruitment on our campus.
Contact and Hours
Career Development Center
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Brotman Hall, Room 250
Long Beach, CA 90840
Phone: (562) 985-4151 | Fax: (562) 985-1641
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8 AM - 5 PM
* Fall & Spring Semester: Tues extended hours to 7 PM
Drop-In Advising: Mon - Fri 11 AM - 4:30 PM
* Fall & Spring Semester: Tues extended hours to 6:30 PM
Closed Weekends & University Holidays
Career Counselors and College Outreach
Jina Lee Flores
College of the Arts
College of Liberal Arts
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Jina Lee Flores
College of Engineering
College of Education
Lead Employer Services
Peggy Murphy Hayden
On-Campus Interviews (OCI)
Job Fair Events
Internship Job Development Specialist
Employer & Job Development Specialist
Internship Job Development Specialist
Administrative Support Staff
Assistant to the Director & Fiscal Analyst