Students

The Career Development Center staff provides assistance regarding career exploration and development tailored to your specific professional needs. We can help during every step of the career-decision making process, whether it is learning about majors and career options or finding the right internship or career position. We are your best resource for job outlook, salary and employment trend information and are equipped to provide you professional career advice.

Start by registering on CareerLINK, your portal to career services, jobs, and internships.

Choosing a Major

Choosing a Major is Not Always the Same as Choosing a Career

You may believe that choosing a major will define your career path, many studies support that this is often not the case. For instance, a study conducted by the College Placement Council found that many college graduates are successfully employed in fields that are not directly related to their academic major. While technical careers like Engineering and Nursing require a specific undergraduate major, most careers are easily accessible to individuals with diverse undergraduate backgrounds. Begin exploring different career possibilities available from the 90 majors options offered by CSULB.

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CareerLINK

Your portal to career services, jobs, and internships

  • CareerLINK - Exclusive CSULB Jobs & Internships
  • Choices Explorer & Planner
  • Career Finder- Self Assessment
  • Career Explorer - O*NET

Career Planning

The Best Approach to Career Planning

The key to the career decision-making process is making well thought out decisions through careful career planning.

Knowing your skills, values and life focus along with your career and major options will get you #onestepcloser to a career that you will find satisfying.

Visit CareerLINK to access information on career workshops, employer information sessions and career counseling availability.

Prepare With CareerLINK

Workshops & Events

Prepare With CareerLINK

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Prepare With CareerLINK

CareerLINK

Your portal to career services, jobs, and internships

  • CareerLINK - Exclusive CSULB Jobs & Internships
  • Choices Explorer & Planner
  • Career Finder- Self Assessment
  • Career Explorer- O*NET
  • NACE Salary Calculator – Job salary estimator

Jobs

Jobs Search Process

Conducting a job search is a process that many can find time consuming and overwhelming. It is essential to remember that searching for a job requires your active participation.

The Career Development Center offers online resources that outline how to prepare for a job interview, how to network and how to handle salary and job negotiations; as well as in-person preparation with drop-in counseling and individual career counseling appointments. Get #onestepcloser to a job today!

Prepare With CareerLINK

Workshops & Events

Prepare With CareerLINK

Help

Prepare With CareerLINK

CareerLINK

Your portal to career services, jobs, and internships

  • CareerLINK - Exclusive CSULB Jobs & Internships
  • More Jobs & Internships – Search national job postings
  • Going Global - Worldwide job & internship listings & career information
  • OptimalResume - Create and manage resumes
  • Interview Stream – Get ready for your job interview; record, review and practice interviewing
  • NACE Salary Calculator – Job salary estimator

Internships

Why an internship?

For many employers, good grades and the right college major are just not enough. They seek employees who have paid their dues in the working world. Some of the most important benefits to students include: gain career-related work experience, develop your professional skills and preferences, evaluate a career without committing yourself long-term, expand your professional network, and exposure to workplace situations not typically found in classroom experiences.

Prepare With CareerLINK

Workshops & Events

Prepare With CareerLINK

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Prepare With CareerLINK

CareerLINK

Your portal to career services, jobs, and internships

  • CareerLINK - Exclusive CSULB Jobs & Internships
  • More Jobs & Internships – Search national job postings
  • Going Global - Worldwide job & internship listings & career information
  • OptimalResume - Create and manage resumes
  • Interview Stream – Get ready for your job interview; record, review and practice interviewing
  • Career Explorer- O*NET

Graduate & Professional School

Is Graduate School right for you?

Graduate and professional schools offer an opportunity for you to undertake advanced study in areas of interest and/or to accomplish a career goal. There are some professions that require an advanced degree such as law, medicine, and postsecondary teaching. However, if you are uncertain as to your career goal, careful thought and consideration should be given before applying to a program. Making an informed decision about pursuing a graduate or professional degree requires an in-depth self-analysis, research of schools, and development of a plan. It is recommended that the planning and preparation begin approximately 18 months before expected entrance. This would include the self-analysis, the research of graduate programs, and a plan of action.

Prepare With CareerLINK

Workshops & Events

Prepare With CareerLINK

Help

Prepare With CareerLINK

CareerLINK

Your portal to career services, jobs, and internships

  • Choices - Career Explorer & planner
  • O*NET - Career Explorer