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Career and Professional Development

Our commitment to your success doesn't end at graduation. Whether you're a recent graduate or an experienced professional, the Alumni Association has a few resources to help you along your career path:

Alumni Career Services

The CSUN Alumni Association has developed exclusive partnerships with career services professionals to serve you at a special service rate.  Schedule an in-person, phone or virtual appointment regarding career assessments, resume and cover letter and LinkedIn profile critique, negotiating job offers and more.

 ClearlyNext provides personalized one-on-one career coaching exclusively for CSUN alumni. They’ll help you develop a personal plan of action and support you to make changes in your personal and professional life that can be hard to do on your own. This service is available to CSUN alumni at a special discounted rate. Learn more about ClearlyNext and sign up for a free consultation now.

Along with the CSUN Career Center, CSUN David Nazarian College of Business and Economics offers a variety of alumni career development services. All appointments for career services are scheduled through Career Link.

Land a Job

Your job search is a process. Whether you’re looking to improve your resume, network with fellow Matadors, interviewing or accepting an offer, the CSUN Alumni is committed to helping you achieve in your career and professional goals.

Find out more.

Click here for a sample resume.

Expand Your Network

When done well, networking can help you land a job faster than the traditional resume submission process.  Networking is important because personal and professional connections can pay back in big dividends throughout the course of your career. 

Connect here.


Continuing Education

Whether you’re considering grad school, applying to a certificate program or wanting to sharpen your skills, exploring and reflecting on your professional development journey is key to achieving success. 

Explore here.

Get a Professional Headshot

DID YOU KNOW? Candidates are 14x more likely to have their LinkedIn profile viewed if they have a professional photo. CSUN Alumni get an EXCLUSIVE discount code on all Corporate Packages with The Headshot Truck, LA's premier mobile photography studio! 
Enter promo code CSUNALUMNI at checkout to receive $20 off your package!

Attend an Alumni Professional Development Event or Career Fair

 Check out the Alumni Events Calendar for ongoing professional development events. 

Mark your calendar for the Recent Grad & Alumni Career Fair, Thursday, May 25, 2023, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Connect with companies and organizations looking to hire recent grads and alumni to fill immediate job openings.  For more information and to register, please visit Handshake.  

On-Demand Webinars

Our Alumni Career Series webinars are made available to you 24/7.  Listen-in at your convenience to sharpen your professional development skills.

Alumni Webinar Series

The Art of Salary Negotiation

Salary negotiating can be frightening. But being prepared with the right information can help. This CSUN Alumni Career Webinar will teach you how to negotiate in the correct manner and help you achieve the salary you desire.

Our speaker, April Grossinger, who has two decades of experience in career-coaching, will share her knowledge on how the negotiation can set you up for long-term success, properly communicate while negotiating and research and know your value.

Alumni Webinar Series

Building a Dynamic Resume

Learn how to build your dynamic resume, where special guest presenter Peter Bueza, senior vice president, human resources of Bank of America, informs you on how to best highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities to best tell your story. Learn best practices for structure and format, identify transferable skills, navigate gaps in employment history, communicate your value, and highlight your skills & accomplishments.

Alumni Webinar Series

Using LinkedIn and Crushing It!

This webinar will help guide you to best demonstrate your professional identity. Ryan Zervakos, a LinkedIn professional presents how to organize your profile to make it appealing to potential employers, how to be a content producer and make meaningful connections. Ryan shares tips on how to build your platform by connecting and strengthening your professional network.

Alumni Webinar Series

Should I go to Grad School?

Not sure whether to apply to graduate school or not? Our diverse and experienced panelist share valuable information about the decision process. A professional moderator shares the application process, share tips on how to balance life while attending graduate school, and will goes over other factors to consider when applying.

Alumni Webinar Series

Preparing for the Interview

Congratulations! You landed the interview! But now what do you do? We're here to help. This latest CSUN Alumni Career Webinar will get you ready. Pete Bueza, senior vice president of human resources at Bank of America, will lead this webinar and share his expertise on steps to best prepare for the interview, how to successfully answer interview questions, and interview tips and resources

Alumni Webinar Series

Navigating the New Workplace

Need advice on better ways to navigate this new virtual work environment? In webinar you will learn from a panel of experts who can help you overcome challenges and succeed while working remotely. In this webinar you will learn how to advance your career in a virtual world, achieve your goals, and maintain and build new relationships in a virtual world.

Alumni Webinar Series

Career Transitions-During the Pandemic and Beyond

Times of crisis can become an opportunity for us to assess and evaluate our career. Right now might be the time to look at the possibilities and ask questions about your professional future.

Alumni Webinar Series

Quantum Deciding with Olympia LePoint

Rocket scientist, author, sought-after public speaker and CSUN alumna Olympia LePoint '98, M.S. '05 (Mathematics) has defined a new decision-making science, and she wants to share it with you.

Hailed by People Magazine as a “Modern Day Hidden Figure,” Olympia LePoint is a visionary whose TEDx talk Reprogramming Your Brain to Overcome Fear has more than 1 million views on YouTube. Her new book, Answers Unleashed II: The Science of Attracting What You Want, was published March 18.

LePoint helped launch 28 NASA Space Shuttle missions as a rocket and data scientist. Also an educator and consultant, she has shared her expertise on CBS, PBS, and on the show Impact Theory. LePoint is the founder of educational websites and Learn "Your Science of Attraction" and the power in your decisions, travel back in time to remove the six roots of indecisiveness, jump into the future and determine your immediate next steps and learn new information