About the CDC

Our Mission

Core Purpose

To assist students with exploring career/major options, preparing them for their job search and connecting them to employment opportunities.

Vision Statement

Develop a holistic approach to career education that enables all students to thrive in the workforce of the future.

Mission Statement

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.

Value Statement

  • 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

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.

Collaboration

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

Excellence

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

Integrity

We act with honesty, respect and trust.

Inclusion

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.

Sincerely,
Manuel Pérez
Director

CareerLINK
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

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

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.”
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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.”

CDC Policies

Privacy Policy

Protecting your personal information is important to us. Please click here to view our privacy policy .

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.

Employer Policies

Employers, please review our Employer Services Guidelines for essential information critical to your recruitment on our campus.

Contact Information

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

CSULB Career Development Center Logos & Embedded Job Board Widget

Staff Directory

Erin Booth-Caro
Director

Vacant
Associate Director

Career Counselors and College Outreach

Jina Lee Flores
Lead Counselor

Rosa Trujillo
College of the Arts

Mathew Gonzales
College of Liberal Arts

Wayne Tokunaga
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Jina Lee Flores
College of Engineering

Robert Wendt
College of Education

Michelle Levy
College of Business Administration
Graduate Programs

Angi Carrillo-Humphreys
College of Business Administration
Undergraduate Programs

Michelle Trumbo
College of Health and Human Services

Program Coordinators

Tiffanie Graves
Lead Employer Services

Peggy Murphy Hayden
On-Campus Interviews (OCI)
Job Fair Events

Daniel Carlos
Internship Job Development Specialist

Terri Armstrong
Communications

Michelle Gomez
Employer & Job Development Specialist

Bert Rivera
Internship Job Development Specialist

Mariela Gutierrez
Internship Advisor

Jeanna Trammell
Internship Advisor

Workability IV

Monica Marquez-Savala
Coordinator

Melissa Burdi
Program Support Specialist

Administrative Support Staff

Loreta Careaga
Assistant to the Director & Fiscal Analyst

Dee Hyppolite
Administrative Assistant

Maribel McKinzie
Administrative Assistant

Analysts

Gabriel Wilson
Systems Analyst