CAREER CENTER

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Students

Welcome, CSUN students!

Career information and resources are now online and accessed through Pathways. You will find Pathways full of rich and valuable career information, engaging videos and animated activities.

Pathways can help with with:

  • Educational and career decision-making.
  • Goal setting.
  • Job search strategies.
  • Locating employment opportunities.

Using Pathways, you can learn about yourself, college and the world of work. You can identify what you are interested in, what’s important to you and what strengths you have, and then compare the results with majors and occupations. Through Pathways, you will find a sense of purpose, become job search ready and learn how to manage your career path. 

 

Orientation to the Career Center

Find Jobs and Internships

SUNlink offers access to our job board and online career services. In SUNlink, you can find and apply for jobs and internships, sign-up for Career Center events and workshops, upload your resume, practice interviewing or schedule an on-campus interview. All on-campus federal work-study jobs and most student assistant positions are posted in SUNlink. More than 500 CSUN alumni are available through the Matador Network to mentor you on your educational and career goals. 

If you are new to SUNlink, you will need to register and complete a profile. Your profile information is important because employers often use that information in searching for candidates who meet certain job qualifications. When registering for the first time, you need to contact the Career Center for the initial password and instructions. We recommend you use your CSUN portal email address as your user name.

 

Fradulent Job Offers

It has come to our attention that CSUN students are receiving fraudulent job offers from people posing as reputable employers. The CSUN Career Center has not given your information to these employers.

If an employer requests you to deposit a check into your bank account, please do not deposit the check.

If the check was mailed through the US Postal Service, report it to the local police department as this is considered mail fraud.

Please use your own discretion when applying for any jobs online and if you are questioning the validity of a job offer please feel free to contact the CSUN Career Center.

Find more information regarding these scams here:

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0243-job-scams

https://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2008/html/pb22225/html/kit_014.html

https://consumer-law.lawyers.com/consumer-fraud/new-scams-target-job-seekers-use-fake-checks.html

Sincerely,
CSUN Career Center
(818) 677-2878

 

Meet Your Peer Educators

 

The mission statement of the peer educator program is, "By building meaningful peer-to-peer interactions, we help students on their journey from academic to a professional career."

When you visit the Career Center, you will most likely meet a peer educator. The peer educators are here to help you get started. Our current peer educators are students like you, who are familiar with the career development process and can speak to you about Career Center resources, resume and cover letter development, and job search strategies.

They can also just listen as you begin sorting out what your next steps should be. You may also see the career peer educators on campus as they share the resources of the Career Center.

 

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Check out our video for more information on our peer educators. You can contact the peer educators by either stopping by the Career Center located in Bayramian Hall 413, emailing us at careerpeers@csun.edu or calling (818) 677-2878.

 

 

amaralys_imgAmaralys

Hello Matadors! My name is Amaralys, and I am a junior here at Cal State Northridge. My major is sociology with a minor in communication studies. After I graduate, I look forward to attending Law School in pursuit of achieving my dream to become a lawyer. I am a second year Peer Educator and I am excited to share my knowledge to help students succeed. Drop in to the Career Center! My fellow Peer Educators and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

 

andreas_imgAndrea

Hi everyone! My name is Andrea and I am a third year student pursuing an art degree with a focus in visual communications. Once I graduate, I hope to become a designer. I am also a first year Peer Educator at the Career Center. My desire to help all students and alumni at the Career Center is the result of the happiness I receive when I see others succeed. On that note, other aspects of my life that bring happiness to me consist of running, eating sweets, improving myself to help others, and learning new things from my surroundings. I am looking forward to assisting you in your journey from academic to professional career!

 

 

dennis_imgDennis

Hi, everyone! My name is Dennis and I am a junior here at CSUN double majoring in History and Philosophy. I am very passionate for the past and want to express this passion through means of educating and interacting with others. After receiving my degrees, I plan on attending graduate school and ultimately obtaining a Ph. D to become a university professor. It is my second year as a Peer Educator where I take on a leadership and mentoring role to engage students in self-discovery regarding majors, careers, and finding jobs. The career center offers me a fantastic opportunity for both personal and professional growth. I look forward to helping you with career related inquiries!

 

 

jacob_imgJacob

Hello all! I am Jacob, a senior studying psychology here at CSUN, and this is my first year as a Peer Educator. My passion for people has dated back since before I can remember. I anticipate using it as fuel for a meaningful career in human services in the future and am excited to get the ball rolling at the career center. I am dedicated to relaying important resources and information that can help students succeed in not only creating an exciting career, but finding personal fulfillment as well. Pursuing educational and career success is a special process, and I look forward to being a part of that/your journey!

 

 

karen_imgKaren

Hello everyone! My name is Karen. I am a senior here at CSUN, majoring in psychology. After graduating, I want to continue my education and go to graduate school to earn my Master’s degree in counseling. This is my first year as a Peer Educator. I am looking forward to helping students explore careers, learn about different majors, and explore their interests; as well as providing students with the resources and knowledge they need to succeed.

 

 

karla_imgKarla

Hey everyone! My name is Karla and I am a junior here at CSUN. My major is Kinesiology: Applied Fitness and Active Lifestyle Development. With my B.S in Kinesiology, I plan on continuing with my education by attending graduate school and becoming an occupational therapist with a focus in working with children. This is my first year as a Peer Educator and I’m thrilled to help students on their journey toward success. No matter what you may need help with, the Peer Educators and I are here to help!

 

 

kira_imgKira

Hi Matadors! My name is Kira and I am a junior majoring in Public Health here at CSUN. This is my third year working at the Career Center and my first year as a Career Peer Educator. After I finish my bachelor’s degree, my goal is to get accepted to and complete an MPH/MSW dual degree master’s program. My time at the Career Center has helped me develop my passion for healthcare into a passion for helping others, by learning about all the different ways people can help each other day to day and in their careers. I’m looking forward to helping my fellow Matadors develop their passions and learn more about what opportunities are out there for them.

 

 

Tseng College Students

Tseng College students have access to resources in the Career Library and are able to attend any events held by the Career Center, including our job fairs. At this time, career counseling, walk-in advisement, SUNlink, Pathways and on-campus interviews are not available to Tseng College students.

 

Student Club or Organization Presentation Request

If you are a member of a student group, or a representative from a student organization, interested in working with the Career Center on a presentation for your group, you can find online request forms here.