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Career Education & Professional Development Center

The Career Education & Professional Development Center is a centralized career center in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics staffed by professionals who assist students and alumni with their experiential learning, career exploration, and career networking needs. Our model is grounded in business-specific career development, experiential learning, employer relations, and connections with the community.

The Center adheres to federal and state laws/guidelines regarding internship opportunities, as well as the NACE Position Statement on U.S. Internships. We expect our collaborators to do the same in the best interests of our students and their learning experiences.

Mission Statement

The Career Education and Professional Development Center is a centralized career center in the College of Business and Economics staffed by professionals who assist students and alumni with their experiential learning, career exploration, and career networking needs. Our model is grounded in business-specific career development, experiential learning, employer relations, and connections with the community.

For Alumni

The Career Education and Professional Development Center offers a variety of services for alumni.

Career Advising

Please contact the Career Education and Professional Development Center at 818-677-4697 to schedule appointments.

For Employers

The Career Education and Professional Development Center is committed to assisting organizations in meeting their workplace needs for the mutual benefit of Cal State Northridge students and the organizations which support their professional development.

The Career Education & Professional Development Center is a centralized career center in the College of Business and Economics staffed by professionals who assist students and alumni with their experiential learning, career exploration, and career networking needs. Our model is grounded in business-specific career development, experiential learning, employer relations, and connections with the community.

The Center adheres to federal and state laws/guidelines regarding internship opportunities, as well as the NACE Position Statement on U.S. Internships.  We expect our collaborators to do the same in the best interests of our students and their learning experiences. 

Want to post a job or internship, or request an on-campus recruiting date?

Career Previews

Career previews are structured presentations by potential employers where students are able to learn detailed information about the organization, internships, jobs, and careers within the organization. In addition, students may gain insights about current and future trends in particular industries. Career previews are held at various times throughout the year and publicized to students in a timely manner. Organizations interested in holding an information session at the College of Business and Economics should contact the Career Education and Professional Development Center at 818-677-4697.

Professional Development Workshops

The Career Education & Professional Development Center conducts a series of professional development workshops for students. These workshops are designed to enrich students' experiential learning experiences, to assist students in their career preparation, and to network with their fellow students and industry leaders. Workshops are held at various times throughout the year and publicized to students in a timely manner. Organizations interested in contributing to or participating in a professional development workshop at the College of Business and Economics should contact the Career Education and Professional Development Center at 818-677-4697.

Executive Internship Program

The College of Business and Economics’ Executive Internship Program (EIP) seeks highly motivated students dedicated to combining their academic development with their professional development through experiential activities. The Executive Internship Program combines theory and practice for business students to experience the best elements of classroom theory applied in the world of professionals.

The program seeks dynamic and motivated business students who are eager to push themselves academically and professionally. They are leaders in the classroom and on campus, and they strive to continue to better themselves at the College of Business and Economics.

Interested students must submit an application packet by the submission deadline for the semester. The one-page personal statement and one-page resume of selected students will be forwarded to executives for review. Executives will then contact selected students to set up interviews. If selected as an intern, students will enroll in the 498C course in their major for the appropriate semester.

What is the role of an Intern in the Executive Internship Program?

The Executive Internship Program enables COBAE students to gain experience and expertise in particular professions. Selected students spend 150 hours per semester with their executive and undertake activities and/or projects that provide comprehensive views of the professional roles, responsibilities, and functions in the corporate world. Students will also complete academically oriented assignments that demonstrate and reflect upon learning and self evaluation.

What is the role of an Executive in the Executive Internship Program?

The Executive Internship Program enables executives to mentor and guide students through professional roles, responsibilities, and functions in the corporate world. Executives will get to know the students both professionally and personally, with the intention of increasing students’ leadership potential and business acumen through constructive feedback.

 

For Students

The Career Education & Professional Development Center works to guide you through your career exploration, provide you with opportunities to hone your professionalism, and connect you with leaders in the business community. We look forward to supporting you as you realize your academic and professional goals.

A Roadmap for Your Career and Professional Development

Internship Orientation Workshop

Students, who want to participate in the internship program, should attend the internship orientation workshop to gather information about the academic and professional aspects of the internship experience. The workshop will highlight paperwork requirements and deadlines, as well as internship searching tips and resume development. Workshops are held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., and Thursday at 3:00 p.m. by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled with the front desk at 818-677-4697.

Resume / Cover Letter Reviews

One-on-one resume / cover letter reviews are available by appointment. Appointments can be scheduled with the front desk at 818-677-4697. Please note students must attend an internship orientation workshop prior to one-on-one resume / cover letter reviews.

Mock Interviews

Students who would like to practice their interview skills may schedule an appointment for a mock interview. Appointments can be scheduled with the front desk at 818-677-4697. Please note students must have an interview scheduled with a prospective employer in order to participate in a mock interview, and should schedule the mock interview at least a few days prior to the actual interview.

Career Previews

Career Previews are structured presentations by potential employers where students are able to learn detailed information about the organization, internships, jobs, and careers within the organization. In addition, students may gain insights about current and future trends in particular industries. Career Previews are held at various times throughout the year and publicized to students in a timely manner.

Professional Development Workshops

The Career Education & Professional Development Center conducts a series of professional development workshops for students. These workshops are designed to enrich students' experiential learning experiences, to assist students in their career preparation, and to network with their fellow students and industry leaders. Workshops are held at various times throughout the year and publicized to students in a timely manner.

 

COBAE Internship Program

Want to Obtain an Internship or Enroll in the Internship Course (498C)?  Here's What You Do...

  • Attend the Internship Orientation Workshop - Contact the Career Education & Professional Development Center at 818-677-4697 for more information
  • Search strategically for and obtain an internship
  • Contact the Career Education & Professional Development Center for the current semester paperwork package
  • Submit accurately completed paperwork package: Student Registration, Letter of Understanding, Code of Conduct, Student Learning Objectives, and Internship Description
  • Receive permission number to enroll in the course following review and approval of submitted internship by the Career Education & Professional Development Center
  • Register for internship course (498C in your major)
  • Begin internship and attend internship course

Please note: The internship course has pre-reqs for each major that must be met prior to enrolling in the course. Please consult the University Catalog, college advisors, your major department, or the Career Education & Professional Development Center at 818-677-4697 to verify current pre-reqs.

Additional sites for internship postings include http://www.internships.com/, http://www.internmatch.com/, http://www.careerrookie.com/, http://www.college.monster.com/http://www.entertainmentcareers.net/ (entertainment-based), and http://www.fins.com/ (finance-based). The Center adheres to federal and state laws/guidelines regarding internship opportunities, as well as the NACE Position Statement on U.S. Internships.

Executive Internship Program

The College of Business and Economics’ Executive Internship Program (EIP) seeks highly motivated students dedicated to combining their academic development with their professional development through experiential activities. The Executive Internship Program combines theory and practice for business students to experience the best elements of classroom theory applied in the world of professionals.

The program seeks dynamic and motivated business students who are eager to push themselves academically and professionally. They are leaders in the classroom and on campus, and they strive to continue to better themselves at the College of Business and Economics.

Interested students must submit an application packet by the submission deadline for the semester. The one-page personal statement and one-page resume of selected students will be forwarded to executives for review. Executives will then contact selected students to set up interviews. If selected as an intern, students will enroll in the 498C course in their major for the appropriate semester.

What is the role of an Intern in the Executive Internship Program?

The Executive Internship Program enables COBAE students to gain experience and expertise in particular professions. Selected students spend 150 hours per semester with their executive and undertake activities and/or projects that provide comprehensive views of the professional roles, responsibilities, and functions in the corporate world. Students will also complete academically oriented assignments that demonstrate and reflect upon learning and self evaluation.

What is the role of an Executive in the Executive Internship Program?

The Executive Internship Program enables executives to mentor and guide students through professional roles, responsibilities, and functions in the corporate world. Executives will get to know the students both professionally and personally, with the intention of increasing students’ leadership potential and business acumen through constructive feedback.