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Workshops & Events

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.

Career Workshops

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.

RSVP Save Your Spot!

Attendees who RSVP will have priority seating

  1. From CareerLINK click on the Events tab
  2. Select Workshops in the drop down menu
  3. Select a workshop, and RSVP!

Career Development Center | Brotman Hall Rm 250

Online Workshops

Find a Major That Fits
  • Unsure of your career direction?
  • Wondering which major to choose?
  • Need more information about what you can do with your major?

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

Dress for interview Success

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

CandidCareer Videos

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.

Employer Info 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. The benefits of an Information Session are varied:

  • This is an excellent opportunity to speak directly with company representatives in a personalized, informal environment. Information Sessions are usually held in the Career Center Conference Room
  • The session offers a realistic, insider's viewpoint of work life in a specific industry.
  • Students repeatedly say it is more satisfying to talk face-to-face with employers than to merely search a company web site.
  • This is an opportunity to network with company recruiters and to ask questions.

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.

Job Fairs

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.

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

2017 Summer & Part-Time Job Fair

  • Friday, April 21, 2017, 12 - 3 PM
  • University Student Union, Ballrooms
  • List of attendees

Past Events

Internship Events

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.

Internship Week

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!

2014 Internship Week Events Schedule
Monday, March 24, 2014 Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Thursday, March 27, 2014
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
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
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 Network
BET Networks - Information Session at 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Internship Opportunities in:
  • Media Sales
  • Business & Legal Affairs
  • Programming
  • Finance
  • Production
  • Post Production
  • Corporate Communications (PR)
  • Talent Relations
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.
Southern Wine & Spirits of America
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
Vans - Information Session at 4 - 5 PM
Internship Opportunities:
  • Apparel Tech Design
  • International Sales
  • Public Relations
  • Video Production
  • Human Resources
  • Interactive Marketing
  • Footwear Design
REEFVF
Ross Dress for Less
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.
Internship Opportunities:
  • Assistant Buyer (5 positions)
 

Internship Essay Contest

2015 Internship Essay Contest Recipients
2015 Internship Essay Contest Recipients
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Carmen Taylor (Vice President of Student Affairs), Lorena Lozano (College of Health and Human Services), Elizabeth A.R. Garfinkle (College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics), Nicole Phillips (College of Business Administration), Alia Bonetti (College of Engineering), Darlene Chavez (College of the Arts), Ashly Romero (College of Liberal Arts), Manuel Perez (Director at the Career Development Center)

2016 Annual Internship Essay Contest

Contest Details:

  • Did you take part in an internship in Fall 2015 or Spring/Summer 2016?
  • Interested in winning a $500 scholarship?

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.

Participant Eligibility:

  • Currently enrolled CSULB student
  • Must have completed an internship, practicum, fieldwork, or student teaching assignment in Fall 2015 or Spring/Summer 2016 (at least 120 hours of work experience)
  • Must be enrolled during Spring 2017 semester to receive award
  • Previous winners and student interns of the Career Development Center are not eligible

To enter the contest:

  1. Log into CareerLINK via http://sso.csulb.edu
  2. Click on “Surveys” on the left
  3. Open the “2016 Internship Essay Contest” by clicking “Respond” (you may save your draft if you want to come back to it later)
  4. Complete the form and answer the 2-part essay prompts:
  5. Essay Prompt #1 - In 375 words or less answer the following questions:

    • Describe the organization you interned for.
    • What projects and assignments did you complete?
    • What knowledge or skills from your coursework were helpful on the job?
    • What new skills and abilities have you developed since completing your internship?

    Essay Prompt #2 - In 375 words or less answer the following questions:

    • How did you stand out as an intern?
    • What was your proudest accomplishment?
    • How did your internship experience influence your career path?
  6. Submissions must be completed and received by 11:59 PM Friday, October 21, 2016.

Important: The scholarship award must be reported to financial aid and previous winners are not eligible to participate.

For Additional Information

Contact the Internship Program Office at the Career Development Center or complete our on-line Help Form.