CAREER CENTER

Employer Services and Fees

The Career Center is eager to help employers hire students and graduates of California State University, Northridge. Select any service below to learn how we can help you connect to our students and alumni. You must register in SUNlink to be eligible for employer services. 

Post a Job or Internship

There are no fees for posting jobs, internships, fellowships, research opportunities, on-campus student employment, work-study jobs or any other type of work-based experience in our online job board, SUNlink. Federal and state employment laws and regulations and CSUN recruiting policies apply. 

Find out more information about posting a job or internship on the Instructions for Posting Jobs and Internships page. 

Career Fairs

Tap into an outstanding and highly qualified talent pool by attending our career fairs. Connect with CSUN students and alumni, promote your company on campus and find excellent candidates for your open positions.

For more information and instructions on registering for upcoming events, please refer to the Career Fair Registration page.

Fall and Spring Internship & Career Fairs

The fall and spring Internship & Career Fairs are open to all students of any major seeking part-time and full-time jobs, entry-level careers and internships.

October and March
Standard fee: $475
Nonprofit and government organizations: $300
Extra representative fee:  $50

Tech Fest

Tech Fest provides an opportunity to recruit College of Engineering and Computer Science students for part-time and full-time jobs, entry-level careers and internships. 

Fall and spring semesters
Standard fee: $500
Non-profit and government organizations: $300
Extra representative fee:  $50

Nonprofit & Government Career Fair

The Nonprofit & Government Career Fair provides an opportunity to recruit students interested in the government and non-profit industry for part-time and full-time jobs, entry-level careers and internships.

Fall and Spring semester
Standard fee: $275
Extra representative fee:  $50

Education Expo

Education Expo provides school districts and private institutions the opportunity to recruit for credentialed applicants and other school-related positions.            

Spring semester only
Standard fee: $250
Extra representative fee:  $50

Recent Grad and Alumni Job Fair

The Recent Grad and Alumni Job Fair is open to new CSUN graduates and alumni and allows employers to recruit for both entry-level and experienced positions.

Spring semester only
Standard fee: $475
Non-profit and government organizations: $300 
Extra representative fee:  $50

Graduate & Professional School Information Day

The Graduate & Professional School Information Day is an opportunity for institutions to showcase graduate programs and talk with students about the application process.  

Fall semester only
Standard fee: $300
Extra representative fee:  $50 

On-Campus Interviews

On-campus interviews (OCI) are a convenient and simple way to hold your first-round interviews. Using our online system, you can schedule interviews, post jobs and select students online. On the date of the interviews, your recruiters will arrive at the CSUN Career Center and speak with each student in one of our interview rooms. 

The Career Center currently has up to three recruiting rooms available per day. Rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Full-day, morning and afternoon schedules for booking rooms are available. Interviews generally run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an hour break for lunch. Schedules can be adjusted as needed, but please note that the Career Center closes at 4 p.m. on Fridays.

We highly recommend that you attend a career fair prior to your on-campus interview. Career fairs and information sessions are excellent ways to increase your visibility on campus and meet students looking for jobs or internships. 

If you attend a career fair and schedule on-campus interviews within the same semesters, the OCI fees will be discounted by $150. OCIs are not available to third party recruiters.

Standard fee: $250
Discounted fee: $100
Cancellation fee: $50 

On-campus interview instructions

Employers attach job postings, view applicant resumes and select candidates online. Students then schedule their interviews online before the in-person meeting.

Step one: Request a schedule

1.     Log in to SUNlink.

2.     Select On-Campus Interviews (OCI) on the bar at the top of the screen.

  1. Select Request A Schedule.
  2. Choose desired OCI model.
  • None — Room Reservation Only: Reserves the room but does not set up an online schedule. You must recruit students and form your own schedule.

  • Open: Allows you to post a job or internship and screening requirements. All qualified students can submit resumes and schedule interviews.

  • Preselect: Allows all qualified students to submit resumes and apply. You have specific dates to review resumes and select candidates, after which point students schedule their interviews.

  • Preselect to Alternate (P to A): Allows you to select alternate students. If there are openings in the schedule after the preselected students schedule interviews, the alternate students have a day to fill up the schedule.

  • Preselect to Alternate to Open (P to A to O): If there is still room in the schedule after the alternate students have signed up, then any qualified student can sign up.

  • Select your interview date, rooms and interview length.

Step two: Attach positions

When your schedule has been approved, you will receive an automated email.

  1. Select On-Campus Interviews.

  2. Select the Attach Position button located on the right of your scheduled OCI date.

  3. Select Copy/Create A New Position.

  4. If you already have a job posting in the system, you may copy it. Otherwise, complete the job posting form.

  5. Select Save and Attach Another, or Save and Finish. 

Step three: Select students

1.     Select On-Campus Interviews.

2.     Select the Applicants tab.

3.     Use the drop-down menu to the right of each student's name to select Invited or Not Invited. Students listed as pending will automatically change to Not Invited after your selection deadline ends.

To view your schedule, follow these instructions.

  1. Select On-Campus Interviews.
  2. Select the desired interview schedule.
  3. Select View Interview Schedule in the left margin. 

Notes about on-campus interview models

Preselect to Alternate (P to A): You cannot rank alternates. If you have two open spaces and four alternates, they can sign up on a first-come, first-served basis.

Preselect to Alternate to Open (P to A to O): If you are making your OCI request fewer than three weeks prior to your interviews, this option may take a significant amount of time from the students' resume drop period because the scheduling period takes several days longer. 

If you have questions about on-campus interviews, contact the on-campus interview coordinator, Odette Fullum, at (818) 677-5560 or odette.n.fullum@csun.edu

Information Sessions

Company Information Sessions are a wonderful way to increase visibility on campus, meet students and recruit for jobs and internships. Come to the Career Center to inform students about your organization, company culture, day-to-day life and career opportunities.

Some employers prefer to hold Information Sessions when they are beginning to come on campus, using it as a method to get their name out and inform students of opportunities that they might not otherwise consider. Other employers will hold an event one or two days before on-campus interviews and invite all interviewees to break the ice and answer many basic questions in a less formal, more comfortable environment.

Information Session fees are discounted to $100 or $200 (depending upon location) if you attend a career fair or schedule on-campus interviews within the same semester. Information Sessions are limited to two per semester.

Career Center Classroom
(50 students or less)

Standard fee: $125
Discounted fee: $25
Cancellation fee:  $50 

Larger Venue On Campus
(50 or more students) subject to availability

Standard fee: $225
Discounted fee: $25
Cancellation fee:  $50 

*Cancellations for larger venues must be made in writing to Odette Fullum at odette.n.fullum@csun.edu two business weeks prior to the scheduled info session date

To register an information session, follow the steps below.

  1. Log in to SUNlink.
  2. Select Events on the bar across the top of the screen.
  3. Select the Information Sessions tab, and then Add New.
  4. Fill out the online form. Please include a detailed description. Students will see this information when signing up for events.
  5. If you are holding on-campus interviews, enter the recruiting date in the appropriate section
  6. Select the audiovisual equipment you will need. If this changes, please contact Odette Fullum. 

Days and times

Information sessions are typically held in the late afternoon or early evening, 4 -7 p.m., and generally last between one and two hours. Depending on room availability, information sessions are scheduled between Monday and Thursday and must be completed by 9 p.m. Information sessions are typically held in the CSUN Career Center classroom, which holds up to 50 students. If a larger room is needed, another venue on campus may be arranged. 

Refreshments

Many employers choose to provide refreshments for the students during the information session. This may include light refreshments, such as cookies and beverages, or more substantial fare, such as pizza. The Career Center will arrange for refreshments upon request. Any refreshments provided by the Career Center will be invoiced to the employer at cost after the event. 

Marketing

The Career Center will market your information session to CSUN students and alumni, which may include:

  • Targeted emails to registered students and alumni
  • Fliers posted in the Career Center and appropriate departments.
  • Inclusion in monthly event calendars
  • Posters placed in high traffic areas campus-wide
  • Online posting and student sign-ups
  • MIND screens across campus

Some employers may wish to market the event through other avenues.

If you have questions about information sessions, contact the On-Campus Interview Coordinator, Odette Fullum, at (818) 677-5560 or odette.n.fullum@csun.edu

E-Resume Search (Resume Book)

E-Resume Search is a convenient way to search SUNlink for students and alumni seeking employment. Search resumes by major, graduation date or other criteria. E-Resume Search is not available to third party recruiters.

Standard fee: $100 (30 day access)

If you have questions about E-Resume Search, contact Odette Fullum at (818) 677-5560 or odette.n.fullum@csun.edu.

Payment Information

You will receive an invoice by email or postal mail. Include your invoice number with your payment.

To pay by check

Make your check payable to:     

CSUN Career Center
18111 Nordhoff Street, BH 413
Northridge, CA 91330-8241 

To pay by credit card

We accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express.

Declined payment service fee: $35              

Employment services fees are subject to change. For questions about invoices or billing, contact Odette Fullum at (818) 677-5560 or odette.n.fullum@csun.edu

Policies & Procedures

Posting Jobs and Internships 

SUNlink provides online job and internship posting guidelines. The Career Center does not provide a referral service, and makes no guarantee that all jobs or internships posted will be filled. 

  • All job and internship postings are reviewed and approved at the discretion of the Career Center and we reserve the right to choose to deny posting a position if it does not appear to support the best interests of students and/or the University.
  • The Career Center serves the entire CSUN student population and we reserve the right to deny services to an employer or choose not to post a position that restricts application to specific populations (see: USA EEOC: Prohibited Employment Policies & Practices).  Employers must agree to work within the framework of the NACE Professional Standards for University Relations and Recruiting.
  • Commission only positions must be clearly identified as such in the position description and on any recruitment materials. (Does not apply to internship postings).
  • Independent Contractor or Freelance positions must be clearly identified as such in the Job Title, position description and include the following text: "Independent contractors or freelance workers are responsible for paying their own taxes, filing required government forms and obtaining their own benefits including worker's compensation, disability, etc."
  • Positions must pay at least minimum wage for the state of California or minimum wage for the County of Los Angeles, or minimum wage for the City of Los Angeles, with the exception of unpaid internships for academic credit or positions with non-profit organizations.
  • We do not post volunteer positions. Volunteer positions can be posted through the Matador Involvement Center (MIC). You may reach the MIC at (818) 677-5111.
  • Positions may be posted on SUNlink for a maximum of 180 days at a time.
  • Positions that involve on-campus non-commercial solicitation, marketing, advertising or distributing promotional materials will be required to comply with all applicable Matador Involvement Center regulations. (Call: MIC (818) 677.5111). The position description should include the following statement: "Representatives will be required to comply with all applicable CSUN Matador Involvement Center regulations regarding on-campus publicity and posting and non-commercial solicitation.
  • Positions submitted by Third Party Recruiters must be clearly identified as such in the position description.
  • We do not post positions that require an initial investment or payment by the prospective employee. Investments include but are not limited to: requirement to attend unpaid orientation or training sessions; direct payment of a fixed fee; payment to attend orientation or training sessions; and/or purchase or rent of a starter kit, sales kit, sample or presentation supplies.
  • We do not post positions that discriminate on the basis of citizenship, status, or national origin (i.e. requires U.S. citizens only as a condition of employment), unless U.S. citizenship is required by law, regulation, executive order or government contract. (see: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices).
  • We do not post promotional announcements for recruitment events, graduate programs, or other activities that are non-CSUN affiliated.

Denial of Services

We reserve the right to refuse service to employers or specific recruiters at the discretion of the Career Center staff due to any objectionable activities including, but not limited to any of the following reasons:

  • Dishonesty and/or misrepresentation of the company and/or position.
  • Discrimination according to EEO practices.
  • Any action that falls outside of federal or state employment laws or NACE standards and ethical principles and guidelines.
  • Failure to provide FULL DISCLOSURE of essential information concerning the nature of the position or compensation including but not limited to commission only, job responsibilities or applicant requirements; breach of confidentiality; reneging on established agreements between the Career Center and the employer (verbal or written).
  • Failure to pay for billed services may revoke an employer’s recruiting privileges at CSUN for up to two years.
  • Failure to adhere to any Career Center policies and/or any other violation of California State University, Northridge rules and regulations.
  • Harassment of California State University, Northridge students, alumni, staff or faculty.
  • Excessive rudeness, aggressive language or behavior, threats, use of inappropriate name-calling, cultural slurs, racial or sexual epithets toward any Career Center staff member or student assistant.

Job Fair Policies

Participation and Attendance

  • All job and internship fairs hosted by the Career Center are solely for employers to recruit student and alumni candidates, and for students and alumni to meet employers to discuss career and internship opportunities.
  • The maximum number of representatives allowed to attend per registration is three. Please do not schedule “tag teams” of representatives that relieve one another during the event. You may purchase an additional table at the standard registration fee to accommodate four or more representatives.
  • Career Center events are not for employers to solicit employer business contacts. If an employer is found to be conducting business other than recruiting students and alumni for possible positions, that employer will be asked to leave the event immediately. In addition, that employer forfeits any fees associated with the event and will be subject to the Denial of Service policies.
  • Employers identified as Graduate School Programs and/or Professional Schools, may be limited to participation in job fairs and career events on a waiting-list basis; if space is available two weeks before the event, schools representing any of the aforementioned categories may be permitted to participate in the event, to a number determined by the Career  Center.
  • The Career Center can only process credit card payments and check payments. Checks and should be payable to: CSUN Career Center, and mailed to: 18111 Nordhoff St., BH 413, Northridge, CA 91330-8241.
  • Cash payments are not accepted as we cannot process cash. The Career Center will process payments in a timely manner and will make available receipts when requested, and will email payment confirmations for job fair activity.

Multilevel Marketing Companies

  • Multilevel Marketing Companies, also called Network Marketing Companies, are not defined as "employers" by the Career Center and are not eligible to participate in job fairs.
  • The Career Center considers organizations that engage in the following to be Multi-Level Marketing Companies:
    • Sponsoring an individual to set up his/her own business for the purpose of selling products or services and/or recruiting other individuals to set up their own business.
    • Requiring an initial investment from this individual, with the organization itself serving as an umbrella or parent corporation. The initial investment may be direct payment of a fixed fee, payment to attend an orientation or training session, and/or purchase of a starter kit.
    • Compensation is often in the form of straight commission, fees from others under their sponsorship in the organization, and/or a percentage of sales generated by others.

Online Job Posting Services or Companies

We do not extend Job Fair participation, SUNlink job postings or other employer services to Online Job Posting Services or Companies or Job Boards of any type.

Table Assignments

  • The Career Development Center assigns tables using a complex formula that takes into account industry designation, display needs, electrical needs, number of recruiters present, and competition (we try to never place competing employers next to or opposite each other).
  • Tables cannot be shared by employers. One table per company or business, with a maximum of three representatives per registration.
  • Table assignments are final. If an open table is available on the day of a fair, an employer may request to move. The Job Fair Coordinator will facilitate such discussions and all decisions are final.

Walk-on Registration

On occasion, one or two tables become available for walk-on job fair registrants. These tables become available because of "No-shows." If such a table becomes available, the Career Center will release that table 30 minutes after the start of the fair to the employer who made the first walk-on request (and a second table to the second request, etc.). The fee for that table will be the regular rate. That employer must have payment in hand (credit card; no cash). The Career Center does not encourage walk-on registrations as we cannot guarantee table availability.

Extra Tables

On occasion, employers request extra tables. Because of California fire code and facility restrictions, the Career Center adheres to the pre-determined possible layouts for the career fair. There are only a limited number of spaces for extra tables and the configurations are therefore limited. An extra table is billed at the standard registration fee rate. Requests are processed by sequence received.

Refunds

  • Refunds will not be issued for cancellations that occur two weeks or less prior to any Career Center event. During the period greater than two weeks, employers may request a refund of fees paid, minus a $75.00 processing fee.
  • No refunds will be given for "no-shows" to Career Center events. Fees paid are forfeited.
  • No refunds are given to any company/business that has violated a Career Center policy and is denied services. Fees paid are forfeited.
  • Please understand that the Career Center does not issue refund checks; instead, the University's Accounts Payable office does this. Refunds may take between 30-45 days to process.

"No-Show," Cancellation, and Refunds

On occasion, an employer may, for whatever reason, decide not to attend a job fair for which they have paid and registered. If that employer "no-shows," that is, does not come to the fair and does not notify the Career Center prior to the event that they are not coming, the full fee for the fair (or fairs) is assessed. In the rare instance that the registration fee is not paid, yet the employer was confirmed to attend the fair, and subsequently “no-shows”, that financial obligation remains due and payable to the Career Center upon demand.