CAREER CENTER

  • A student gets help from a Career Center counselor

Students

Welcome, CSUN students!

Career information and resources are now online and accessed through Pathways. You will find Pathways full of rich and valuable career information, engaging videos and animated activities.

Pathways can help with with:

  • Educational and career decision-making.
  • Goal setting.
  • Job search strategies.
  • Locating employment opportunities.

Using Pathways, you can learn about yourself, college and the world of work. You can identify what you are interested in, what’s important to you and what strengths you have, and then compare the results with majors and occupations. Through Pathways, you will find a sense of purpose, become job search ready and learn how to manage your career path. 

Orientation to the Career Center

Find Jobs and Internships

SUNlink offers access to our job board and online career services. In SUNlink, you can find and apply for jobs and internships, sign-up for Career Center events and workshops, upload your resume, practice interviewing or schedule an on-campus interview. All on-campus federal work-study jobs and most student assistant positions are posted in SUNlink. More than 500 CSUN alumni are available through the Matador Network to mentor you on your educational and career goals. 

If you are new to SUNlink, you will need to register and complete a profile. Your profile information is important because employers often use that information in searching for candidates who meet certain job qualifications. When registering for the first time, you need to contact the Career Center for the initial password and instructions. We recommend you use your CSUN portal email address as your user name.

Meet Your Peer Educators

The mission statement of the peer educator program is, "By building meaningful peer-to-peer interactions, we help students on their journey from academic to professional career."

When you visit the Career Center, you will most likely meet a peer educator. The peer educators are here to help you get started.

Our current peer educators are students like you, who are familiar with the career development process and can speak to you about Career Center resources, resume and cover letter development, and job search strategies.

They can also just listen as you begin sorting out what your next steps should be. You may also see the career peer educators on campus as they share the resources of the Career Center.

Check out our video for more information on our peer educators. You can contact the peer educators by either stopping by the Career Center located in University Hall 105, emailing us at careerpeers@csun.edu or calling (818) 677-2878.

 

Alexis

My name is Alexis Gonzalez, and I am currently a junior at CSUN studying Psychology. I hope to pursue a career in which I will be able to continue my own personal development and utilize my skills to help people. As of now I am considering two graduate programs, College Counseling or Sports Psychology. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family and friends, swimming, working out and listening to music. I am really grateful to have joined the Career Center team as a peer educator.

What I love most about being a peer educator is being able to help CSUN students and alumni with any other career related questions they may have from learning more about a major to figuring out what to do after graduation. I will try my best and hopefully cause a great positive impact in their career goals. Please do come by and take advantage of all the resources we offer.

You would be surprised by how much you can learn from one visit. If you happen to see me around in the Career Center, please don’t hesitate to approach me. I look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Bobby

Hello! My name is Bobby Lebeda and I’m currently a CTVA major with an emphasis in screenwriting and a theatre minor with an emphasis in acting and directing. I will be graduating in the spring. I want to get an MFA in screenwriting so that if I wanted to teach at a university one day, I could. Before then I’m interested in working as a screenwriting either in televisionor film. I’m excited for this year because I was selected as a presidential scholar and will be directing a documentary which will be designed to help CSUN students with eating disorders.

This year through CSUN I will be working on a few theatre productions plus putting up a stage reading of a play I wrote. In my free time I enjoy singing, writing, spending time with friends and my fraternity brothers. I also love seeing my girlfriend and saving the world. I’m really looking forward to being a Peer Educator because I love helping students. I was a resident in the CTVA dorms in housing for 2 years, so I’m aware of the vast amount of resources that are on campus.

Come to the career center and either I or one of my talented co-workers will help you as best as they can!

 

Emili

My name is Emili Priyatmo and I am currently a junior at CSUN, majoring in Accounting. After I graduate CSUN, I plan on becoming a certified internal auditor and attending graduate school to get my MBA. I enjoy spending time on campus and getting involved in the CSUN campus life. I love engaging and connecting with students on campus. When I am not working, I am usually in the USU, connecting with friends and enjoying the campus life. I am also a second-year orientation leader and I love helping incoming freshmen and international students become familiar with the campus and welcoming them to the CSUN community.

In my spare time, I like to read, spend time with my family and friends, and make origami. I am excited to be working at a peer educator at the Career Center because I want to assist students to discover their academic passions and discover themselves along the way. I love helping students and will find any way possible to guide students with the resources they need to succeed.

My goal is to make CSUN better for students and I hope to make that impact with the students that walk in to the Career Center. Come by the Career Center and check out all the many resources that we have to offer. I look forward to meeting you soon!

 


Gerry

Hi, my name is Gerry and I am a senior majoring in environmental and occupational health. After graduating, I plan to obtain a master’s degree in epidemiology and start a career in the health field, focusing on prevention of diseases and helping my community. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking, swimming, running and staying active. I also like taking part in clubs or programs that help the community such as tutoring, environmental clean-ups, and other similar events. I like engaging in activities and learning experiences that help me relate to others and grow as a person.

I look forward to working at the Career Center as a peer educator and serving as a resource to students and anyone who needs assistance with career-related topics. I urge you to come visit my fellow peer educators and me if you would like to explore your career goals or have any questions in general about the career center.

You will find that we are a welcoming center with many resources to offer that will be useful in your path toward your career goals.

 


Julie

My name is Julissa Lopez but I like to be called Julie; I am currently a sophomore at CSUN majoring in Kinesiology Exercise Science. After I graduate from CSUN I plan to get my Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy and then if possible also get a Doctorate’s Degree as well. Before majoring in Kinesiology, I was undecided on what I wanted my career to be. The first field I majored in was Business Management, but then I realized it was not what I wanted to do. Discovering my interests really helped me decide to be a Kinesiology major because I felt that I had a connection with it due to my athleticism. I’m very happy that I decided to switch my major because now I have new goals to look forward to in my career.

In my free time I like to do many things, I love to play and watch soccer with friends, workout, go to the beach, watch Netflix, listen to music, and dance. I am a very down to earth friendly person and love to meet new people. My favorite place to go is the beach because it’s a beautiful setting where I find myself at peace. I also love Nature and like to go to places such as Yosemite and participate in outdoor activities such as hiking.

This is my first year as a Peer Educator and I am very excited to share this experience with you all. Feel free to come and check out all the resources the career center has to offer and do not hesitate in asking any questions as we are here to help.

 

Katryna

My name is Katryna Howard, and I am a second year Peer Educator. When you first meet me, you will most likely notice my big curly hair. I am from the Bay Area and currently am a graduating senior in my last semester majoring in business management. I love being engaged through campus involvement and encouraging others to get involved somehow as well. As someone who is passionate about cultures all around the world, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to study abroad last summer in Italy through CSUN.

Aside from my involvement on campus you can catch me working out early mornings in the Student Recreation Center, exploring random events around LA, and watching Netflix. The Career Center provides current students and alumni with valuable career and academic related resources for your time during college and once you graduate as well. So, take advantage!

I look forward to meeting you all and assisting you on your career path to success. Good luck, and see you soon!

 

 

Kwesi

Hi Everyone! My name is Kwesi Essilfie and I am a senior here at CSUN. After graduation I want take a year off from school to travel the world or volunteer for AmeriCorps. I am currently majoring in Health Administration with hopes of going to grad school for either a Masters in Public Health or College Counseling and Student Services. During my free time, I like to try new baking recipes and share these sweet treats with my friends and family. I also enjoy crafting,playing volleyball and tennis, and watching and reading anime.

I love being involved on campus because you get the ability to meet new people and learn new things as well. Last year, I was a Peer Mentor for the Building Connections for Success program for University 100 classes and at the Career Center for freshman and sophomore students.

This year I am excited to be a Peer Educator here at the Career Center and cannot wait to help you out with your college journey.

Tseng College Students

Tseng College students have access to resources in the Career Library and are able to attend any events held by the Career Center, including our job fairs. At this time, career counseling, walk-in advisement, SUNlink, Pathways and on-campus interviews are not available to Tseng College students.