Faculty & Staff

Career Center Services

The Career Center offers career services to all currently enrolled CSUN students and eligible alumni. Our services help students identify their interests, skills, strengths, and values; match academic programs with career fields; make meaningful decisions; clarify career goals; engage in career planning; and prepare for a job search.

Career Counseling and Advisement

Walk-In Career Advisement

If a student has a quick question about their career, needs their resume critiqued, or wants to learn about career resources and job search strategies, they can meet with a Career Peer Educator and get started! Walk-ins are offered on a first come, first served basis. Call ahead for available times, 818-677-2878.


Career Counseling

Students can come to us for direction, career planning, information, guidance, and support. Career counselors help students understand themselves and their lives, make choices, and develop plans. Counselors also assist students with all aspects of their job search and can help students tap into the harder to find employment opportunities. Please note: a Walk-in session is required prior to making an appointment with a career counselor.



Career Preparation and Job Search

Resume Writing and Interviewing

The Career Resource Library has several references that teach students how to prepare for a job search. Books provide sample resumes for comparison and best answers to tough interview questions. There are also resources that help students gain experience with digital job search processes like using Linked-in and Skype interviewing.


Students can also build a resume using the SUNlink resume builder saving the resume in their account for use when applying for jobs online. Pathways has an online resume workshop in the Plan Your Future module under the Job Search Preparation section. Resumania, offered once each semester, provides students an opportunity for a 10-minute resume critique with an industry professional or one of our career counselors. Students can also receive a resume critique through walk-in advisement.


Each semester students can practice interviewing with an industry professional or a career counselor at Interview Frenzy. Students can also practice online using the SUNlink Mock Interview module and send their recorded interview to staff, faculty or family by email for a critique. Students can access our online workshop on interviewing through Pathways.


Job Boards and Electronic Resources

Employers that want to hire CSUN students and graduates for jobs or internships post online in SUNlink. The Career Center provides links to other online job boards that can be accessed through Pathways. These select resources include:

  • NACElink Network – multi-school postings by nation-wide employers
  • Current Jobs In…career field series
  • State, local and federal government job sites
  • Going Global, a country-specific job posting and employment guide service
  • … and more
Major and Career Exploration

Pathways

Pathways holds the online resources and materials developed for students by our career counselors. In Pathways students can discover themselves and access career information through exercises, games, videos, and articles. Pathways can help students with their career questions at any point in their college journey.


Career Engagement Activities

Students can earn a career certificate and badges by completing our series of career engagement activities. These activities help students use the Career Resource Library materials and other career services to explore majors and careers and design their career plan.


Internships and Information Interviewing

The Career Center offers help to students in preparing and planning for an internship or informational interviewing. We connect students to opportunities where students can learn more about their chosen field or industry, gain real-world experience, and begin to develop a professional identity. Testing out assumptions and expectations as well as applying classroom knowledge in the real-world helps student decide if they are on the right career path.


Eureka

Eureka, an online career guidance system, allows users to relate personal characteristics with California-based information on majors, careers, and graduate studies. Eureka can be accessed in the Career Library Resource computer lab or at home at www.eureka.org by obtaining a password from the Career Center.



Career Education and Professional Development Events

Professionals and CSUN alumni working in particular industries or career fields are invited to campus to share their knowledge and experience with students. They may participate on a panel, present a webinar or workshop, or attend a mentoring event. Our industry professionals also share information with students about their own educational and career paths. Students can learn about opportunities, trends, and workplace culture. By participating, students better understand how their major relates to careers as well as the demands and requirements of specific career fields.


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