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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 very first Virtual Recent Grad & Alumni Career Fair, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. via Zoom. 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

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


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