The CSUN Career Center assists students in clarifying life and career goals, preparing for the transition from graduation to employment and/or graduate school, and learning the principles of life-long career management.

Career-Ready Education

The CSUN Career Center's primary educational goal is to help students successfully transition into a rapidly changing labor market. The rise of the gig economy, technology, and automation make employers look for skill-based graduates who are adaptable and ready for the digital wave and knowledgeable in hard, digital proficiency, and soft skills.

Therefore, the CSUN Career Center has adopted the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Career Readiness Competencies.

Employers want to hire graduates who can demonstrate these skills, talents, and strengths. Mastering these Career Readiness Competencies and the current hiring landscape will make you a competitive candidate for future employment.

Career Readiness Competencies

Career Readiness is the attainment and demonstration of competencies that prepare you for a successful transition into the workplace. Here are the most crucial competencies in today’s labor market: Career Competencies Handout (PDF)