The Career Development Center provides workshops, information sessions, job fairs and events to help students explore and prepare for their career opportunities as well as connect with employers to gain insight on the current job market and the skills needed to succeed.
There are various workshops to assist you in selecting a major or career path, as well as obtaining a full/part-time job or internship.
For a complete schedule of workshop titles, dates, times, and locations, go to the calendar.
Attendees who RSVP will have priority seating
Career Development Center | Brotman Hall Rm 250
If you answered YES to any of these questions, then the Career Development Center can assist you! Finding a major means identifying your interests, values, and transferable skills and how your personality fits best with different work environments. This comprehensive online workshop will help you get started on the path to finding your major, and, in the long run, your career.
Begin the workshop now! - Find a Major That Fits
Making a positive first impression is essential in a job interview. An employer’s opinion of you is not only based on your skills, but also on how you present yourself. By dressing professionally you can show employers that you mean business. This workshop addresses the importance of appropriate dress as it relates to interviewing and business situations. Information is shared about the differences between business attire and business casual.
Begin the workshop now! – Dress for interview Success
Access hundreds of videos that cover a variety of topics such as resumes, cover letters, networking, internships, career fairs, interviewing, salary negotiating, graduate school, and business attire and etiquette.
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. The benefits of an Information Session are varied:
Go to the calendar to find the full schedule of dates, times and locations of Employer Information Sessions. These events may also be viewed by clicking on the Events button at the top of the CareerLINK home page and selecting the Information Session tab.
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. Companies may have entry-level (or higher) career openings, part-time positions and/or paid and volunteer internships. Be prepared to make a good first impression and prove that you've researched the employers of interest. Dress appropriately and bring copies of your resume.
For more help:
For questions, fill out our on-line form or call (562) 985-8461.
Internship events help to connect you with internship opportunities whether through a weeklong event, a conference, or the essay contest reception. These events are designed to create awareness of the great internship opportunities that CSULB students have available to them. Many of our students have been very successful in obtaining multiple internship opportunities while pursuing their degree here at CSULB. We want to share these success stories and help all students become aware of the value of internships.
For many employers, good grades and the right college major are just not enough. Employers seek recent graduates who are well-rounded and bring a variety of skills. According to the 2013 Internship & Co-op Survey of National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 56.5% of students who completed an internship were made full-time offers at the completion of their internship assignment.
During Internship Week, you will learn key resources and techniques on how to look and search for an internship. You will also have the opportunity to meet employers and obtain recommendations on how to present yourself as an ideal candidate on your application materials. The employers will also discuss current and upcoming internship opportunities available in their organization!
All workshops will be held at the Career Development Center, Brotman Hall 250, unless otherwise specified.
RSVP to reserve your spot via CareerLINK!
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|Careers & Internships in STEM at 12 - 1 PM
Obtain insight about the multiple career fields you can pursue with a STEM degree. This workshop will also discuss where to search for internship opportunities.
|Tapping into the Non-Profit Sector at 1 - 2 PM
Are you interested in making an impact in your community? Have you considered pursuing a career in the nonprofit sector? Come learn from a panel of experts about the various career fields you can pursue in the nonprofit sector. The panelists will provide tips and advice on how to communicate your skills and experiences to help present yourself as an ideal candidate for a meaningful internship position.
NASA Information Session at 12 - 1 PM
Interested in obtaining an internship with NASA? A representative from NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative will share with students the various internship programs available through NASA including typical projects students complete during their internship experience. The representative will cover key deadlines and how to navigate the online application.
|Careers & Internships in the Arts at 1 - 2 PM
Come learn about the various career fields you can pursue with a degree in the arts. Workshop will cover different internship opportunities available to students pursuing a degree in the arts.
CSU Media Internship Program - Information Session at 4 - 5 PM
The CSU Media Internship program offers a wide range of internship opportunities in the media/entertainment industry! Come learn about the current opportunities with major studios and independent companies. Our representative will provide advice on how to develop a competitive application for acceptance into the program.
BET Networks - Information Session at 2:30 - 3:30 PM
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|Internships: Explore your Options! At 2 - 3 PM
Learn how to use the resources available at the Career Development Center to explore internships and find out the requirements to receive academic credit for your internship.
Careers in the Wine Industry at 5 - 7 PM
This is a career seminar and networking event for those interested in starting a career in the wine or hospitality industry. Meet industry experts and learn about their summer internship opportunities. Food will be served and a mixologist will be on hand with demonstrations.
Vans - Information Session at 4 - 5 PM
Ross Stores, Inc. - Information Session at 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Do you have strong communication, retail, and organizational skills? Come learn about the various career paths in Ross' Buying hierarchy and obtain further information regarding their full-time and intern positions being offered.
You are invited to participate in the 2016 Career Development Center Internship Essay Contest. One lucky winner will be chosen from each of the seven colleges to receive a $500 scholarship. One of the seven winners will then be chosen to win an additional award of $500.
The winning essays will also be submitted to the California Internship and Work Experience Association (CIWEA) Bernard L. Hyink Scholarship, for a chance to win a $1000 scholarship.
Essay Prompt #1 - In 375 words or less answer the following questions:
Essay Prompt #2 - In 375 words or less answer the following questions:
Important: The scholarship award must be reported to financial aid and previous winners are not eligible to participate.
Contact the Internship Program Office at the Career Development Center or complete our on-line Help Form.