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About the CDC

Our Mission

Mission Statement:

To guide students through the process of educational, career and personal discovery in preparing them for success in the global workforce.

Vision Statement:

To be recognized and valued as the provider of effective practices and resources in the delivery of career decision making and job search services through a student-centered philosophy and the utilization of cutting-edge technology. Moreover, the total campus community, including, alumni, employers and family, will become partners with the CDC in developing and providing "best-in-class" services and programs.

Value Statement:

The “Values” listed below transcend and illuminate the ideals and services which the Career Development Center aspires towards in each interaction undertaken. We believe that putting our “Values” into practice creates long-term benefits for all those we serve.

  • Collaboration – We encourage a spirit of cooperation and common interest amongst the campus community, including the regional, national and international community.
  • Excellence – We strive for quality, innovation and success in all programs and services.
  • Integrity – We act with honesty, respect and trust.
  • Inclusion – We welcome and support individual and group diversity and inclusion in all our communications and interactions.

Statistics & Reports

Student Learning Outcomes Report 2010 - 2011

The measurement and use of student learning outcomes in higher education has become an integral part of strategic planning and program development. As institutions have become increasingly focused on improving college readiness and graduation rates, understanding what contributes to student learning and development has become imperative. At CSULB, the Career Development Center has been actively engaged in identifying and collecting data concerning learning outcomes at the program level, and using these findings to adjust practices and procedures.

Read the Student Learning Outcomes Report 2010 - 2011

NACE Student Survey 2010 - 2011

The CSULB Career Development Center participates in the annual National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) survey of college students to identify:

  • how students approach the job market as they near graduation;
  • how responsive the market is to the graduating students;
  • the resources students use to seek their first full-time job after getting their degree; and
  • the preferences students have regarding job and/or employer attributes that may impact their decision for whom to work or not to work.

Read the NACE Student Survey 2010 - 2011

Universum Student Survey (Undergraduate Edition) 2011

Data report on CSULB undergraduates’ knowledge about how they perceive the job market, what aspirations and expectations they have, as well as insight into general student preferences on ideal employers. The Universum Student Survey is conducted annually.

Coming soon the Universum Student Survey (Undergraduate Edition) 2011

CDC Policies

Privacy Policy

Protecting your personal information is important to us. Please click here to view our privacy policy .

Student and Alumni Policies

The Career Development Center (CDC) acts only as a referral service and makes no particular recommendation regarding off-campus employers. We make no representations or guarantees about positions listed by the office. The CDC is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions or other aspects of off-campus employment. Due to the volume of jobs received by this office, we are unable to research the integrity of each organization or person that lists a job with us. Students and alumni are urged to use common sense when applying for any job, especially if it is a domestic role or the place of employment is a private home.

BeachLINK accounts are intended for the exclusive use of the registered user and cannot be shared with others. Violation of usage may result in loss of BeachLINK privileges.

Alumni Eligibility for Services

Only CSU Alumni are eligible for CDC services and programs.

Alumni from other CSU campuses do not qualify for a year of free service .

Alumni from another CSU may register with the CSULB Career Development Center by presenting a letter of reciprocity from the Director of the Career Center on their home campus.

Employer Policies

Employers, please review our Employer Services Guidelines for essential information critical to your recruitment on our campus.

Contact Information

Contact and Hours

Career Development Center
Brotman Hall, Room 250
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840
Phone: (562) 985-4151 | Fax: (562) 985-1641

Career Development Center
Office Hours
: Mon - Fri 8 AM - 5 PM
Drop-In Advising: Mon - Fri 11 AM - 4:30 PM

Staff Directory

Carol Brown-Elston
Interim Director

Career Counselors and College Outreach

Erin Booth-Caro
Lead Counselor
College of the Arts

Betty Schmicker-Black
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Angi Carrillo-Humphreys
College of Business Administration
Undergraduate Programs

Michelle Chang
College of Liberal Arts

Jina Lee Flores
College of Engineering

Wayne Tokunaga
College of Health and Human Services

Alaine Weiss
College of Business Administration
Graduate Programs

Robert Wendt
College of Education

Program Coordinators

Betty Schmicker-Black
Lead Employer Services

Terri Armstrong
Communications

Cynthia Hale
Career Services and Resources

Peggy Murphy Hayden
On-Campus Interviews (OCI)
Job Fair Events

Sean McCobb
Employer & Job Developer Specialist

Carolyn Sevilla
Internship Advisor

Workability IV

Barbara Bradley
Coordinator

Elaine Touch
Employment Specialist

Administrative Support Staff

Loreta Careaga
Assistant to the Director

Dwila Hyppolite
Administrative Assistant

Maribel McKinzie
Administrative Assistant

Analysts

Gabriel Wilson
Systems Analyst

Frank Wissell
Fiscal Analyst