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.
Posting an Internship
Organizations interested in posting an internship for students in the College of Business and Economics, should visit SUNlink. 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. If you have any questions, please contact the Career Education and Professional Development Center at 818-677-4697.
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.
COBAE Industry Night - March 6, 2014
COBAE Industry Night is an annual networking event where organizations and students are able to engage in conversation about professional opportunities. This year's event will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. We welcome back those of you who have participated in past College events, and extend a personal invitation to companies interested in networking with and recruiting our students.
COBAE Industry Night will bring together students from various disciplines: Accounting, Business Law, Economics, Finance, Real Estate, Global Supply Chain Management, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, and Systems and Operations Management. The event will offer organizations an excellent opportunity to interact with a very diverse student body of exceptional business and economics students.
Registration for the event is complimentary and includes a 6 ft. x 2 ft. booth and campus parking for representatives from participating companies. In addition, all participating companies will receive a resume book of interested students at the event. Registration is required and can be completed online at 2014 COBAE Industry Night Registration. For additional information, please contact the COBAE Career Education and Professional Development Center at 818-677-4697 or
. Detailed instructions regarding the event will be e-mailed to participating companies in the week preceding the event.
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.