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.
The Career Center launches Handshake
Live for Students June 17th!
We are excited to announce that we selected Handshake as our new recruiting and career event management platform. Our current system, SUNlink, will be retired on June 30, 2019.
Your active documents in SUNlink will not be transferred to Handshake. Please save any cover letters, resumes or transcripts needed from your current SUNlink account before June 30th. You will be sent an email invite to join Handshake. Follow the instructions provided. Once we authenticate your new account, you can upload your documents in Handshake. You can access your Handshake account through CareerLink, our online virtual career services tool, by selecting the button on our website or at csun.edu/careerlink.
We join a growing network of over 700 universities and 300,000 employers already using Handshake. Handshake’s modern platform makes it easy for students to explore thousands of employment opportunities. Handshake’s responsive mobile experience lets you access your account while on the go. In Handshake students can:
Apply for jobs and internships
Track the dates for career fairs and events
Sign-up for On-Campus Interviews
Get personalized career recommendations
Join us on Handshake June 17th.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or calling (818) 677-2878.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
ELIGIBILITY: Currently enrolled Tseng College students with an @my.csun.edu email address.
CSUN matriculated students enrolled in summer session through TSENG College have access to all career services provided to currently enrolled CSUN students with no lapse in services from spring to fall semesters.
ACCOUNT ACTIVATION IS REQUIRED with a completed profile in Handshake prior to services being rendered. Login to www.csun.edu/careerlink/handshake with your CSUN portal ID and Password – select the Go to Handshake button then select the blue California State University Northridge button. Fill out your career interest profile and get started. For additional help email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAREER SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CSUN CAREER CENTER
Access to CareerLink’s Virtual Career Services and Employment Opportunities | csun.edu/careerlink
Job and internship postings – Apply for jobs online!
Self-guided career activities | career-ready skill tutorials
Job search resources and techniques | LinkedIn tips
How to guides for resumes and interviews | sample resumes
Career profiles, salary information, trends
Find employer by academic program – access to Buzzfile
Alternatives after graduation + graduate school advice
Special advice for class level or community associations
Links to professional organizations by career field
Self-knowledge and goal setting
And much more…
Access to Career Events and Resources (campus parking fees not included)
Job Fair Attendance
Company Information Sessions
Career Library Resources (materials not available for check-out)
Resume reviews at scheduled resume critique days only (ResuMake-Over)
Practice interviews at scheduled mock interview days only
Career Education Activities (workshops, presentations, and webinars)
Panels and Career Center sponsored events
TSENG College students are not eligible for On-Campus Interviews, Career Counseling Sessions or Matty’s Closet services.
*Registration enters your email address and profile information in the Career Center's database. We may send email notices to inform you of services, events, and membership renewal. The Career Center does not sell email addresses or personal information
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, please select this option.