Students

The Career Development Center is available to assist students with career exploration, development and implementation tailored to your unique talents, experiences, academic preparation and professional goals. We can help you succeed at every step of the career decision-making process, from learning about majors and careers, to conducting a job search for internships or career positions. We offer professional career advice and are your best resource for job outlook, salary and employment trend information.

The Career Development Center offers the following programs and services to our students:

  • Career Counseling: Career counseling is a partnership between you and a professional counselor who is skilled in assisting students making important decisions about majors, careers, or graduate studies.
  • Choosing a Major or Career: Choosing a major is not always the same as choosing a career. While some careers require a specific undergraduate major (i.e. nursing, engineering), many do not.
  • Career Workshops: CDC workshops can assist you in deciding on a major or career, as well as learning the appropriate skills to obtain a part-time job or internship or make the transition to professional work after graduation.
  • Applying to Graduate School: Graduate and professional schools offer an opportunity for you to undertake advanced study in areas of interest or to accomplish a career goal.
  • Careers Related to CSULB Degrees: For each major that interests you, find a general description on careers, career options, typical employers, and salary and employment outlook information.
  • What can I do with this major?: Finally, a convenient website that helps you connect majors with careers. For each major that interests you, choose either the PDF or HTML version to find an outline of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.
  • Career Timeline: An Action Plan is a series of activities that will guide you in making insightful and intelligent decisions regarding your academic experience while attending the University.
  • Career Resource Library:Offers collection of career and employer information. These materials include information on careers, graduate school, job search information, and current full-time and part-time job opportunities.
  • CareerLINK (BeachLink) Job Boards: CareerLINK (BeachLink) provides users with the ability to search and apply for full-time and part-time jobs, internships and on-campus recruitment opportunities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Internships: The Internship Program coordinated by the Career Development Center provides CSULB students with opportunities to gain valuable work experience in their intended fields before graduation.
  • On-Campus Interviews: If you are seeking full-time, professional employment, OCI is a practical program that brings prospective employers to the Career Development Center to interview and hire graduating CSULB students and alumni.
  • Job Fair: A job fair provides an opportunity for students to meet with a large number of employers, in one setting, who are specifically seeking CSULB students for the purpose of employment.
  • Employer Information Sessions: An Information Session is a presentation given by an employer to provide you with details about the various career paths and benefits offered by their company
  • Job Search Resources: Job boards by academic training, geographical location and for diverse populations. Also includes links to other CSULB employment sites.
  • Job Hunting Suggestions: Guides and information on job search techniques, informational interviewing, networking and tapping the hidden job market.
  • Resume & Cover Letters: Your resume should always be accompanied by a cover letter. This letter is an introduction of your resume to a prospective employer.
  • Interviewing for the Job: The interview is an opportunity to present yourself and your skills to your best advantage. You have something to sell and it is up to you to convince the interviewer that you have what the company is seeking.
  • Salary & Job Offer Negotiation: If you've just been offered your first professional job in the real world you may breathe a sigh of relief. The search is over! But, unfortunately it's not. In some ways the real work of deciding whether this job is the right one for you is just about to begin.