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California State University, Long Beach
Student receiving Career advise on choosing a Major

Career Counseling

Career counseling is a systematic approach to facilitating the career-decision making and job search PROCESS. It is a partnership between you and your career counselor designed to assist you in making important decisions about your major, career, job search or graduate studies.

NOTE: Recent CSULB graduates continue to have access to all of the services of the CDC without fees for one year after graduation. Other CSULB alumni who wish to use the services may do so on a subscription basis.

Listed are ways in which you can get connected to a Career Counselor:

Important: You must Activate your BeachLINK account to schedule appointments or to use CDC services. Please bring your student ID for easy check in.

Individual Career Counseling

Professional career counselors are available to assist you on an individual basis with a range of career related concerns, such as:

  • Choosing or changing your major
  • Administering and interpreting career assessments
  • Deciding on and developing a career plan
  • Developing job search strategies
  • Building a resume and preparing for an interview
  • Considering and exploring graduate/professional school
  • Changing careers

To make an appointment with a Career Counselor, call (562) 985-4151 or stop by the CDC located in Brotman Hall, 250

CDC Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8AM - 5PM

Drop-In Career Advising

Got a quick question on a major or career-related matter? Need your resume critiqued? Drop-in advising is a 10-15 minute advising session available on a first-come, first-served basis in the CDC's Career Resource Library. No appointment necessary.

Drop-In Advising Hours:
Monday - Friday
11AM- 4:30PM

Online Career Guidance

  • Online career guidance is a service for CSULB students and alumni who are not able to visit the CDC in person.
  • Online career guidance can provide you with answers to many questions or refer you to resources which may be helpful.
  • Our goal is to respond to your query within two business days.

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