What do employers say?
Employers tell us they like to hire Cal State Northridge graduates because our alumni bring hands-on experience, a team spirit, problem-solving skills, and a willingness to roll up their sleeves and get the job done.
"As a campus recruiter, I've seen firsthand that CSUN students are well prepared to compete and succeed in the workplace," said Ron Roberts, Jr., of Ernst & Young LLP, the auditing and professional services firm.
"Having had firsthand experience with CSUN students as interns and full-time employees over the years, I can honestly say that the university does an excellent job in preparing them for the television industry," added Bruce K. Rosenblum, a Cal State Northridge alumnus and an executive vice president with Warner Bros. Television Group.
Students leave our campus familiar with real-world work. A large percentage of graduating seniors have participated in an internship or a community-engagement project.
Accountancy majors help low-income San Fernando Valley residents prepare tax returns. Under the supervision of professionally certified faculty members, students majoring in communications disorders provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to community members through our Language, Speech and Hearing Center. Students also head out in the community to perform credit-earning, volunteer and paid work for nonprofits, major corporations and government agencies.
As early as freshman year, students have the opportunity to work with faculty on research and other creative and scholarly work. The university has a number of programs that match students with professional mentors.