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

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

http://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

 

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.

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 University Hall 105, emailing us at careerpeers@csun.edu or calling (818) 677-2878.

 

Amaralys

Hello! My name is Amaralys, and I am currently 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.

In my free time, I enjoy dancing, spending time with close family and friends, trying new foods, and challenging outdoor adventures. I am also fond of being involved on campus with many clubs and organizations because I get to connect with the CSUN students and community.

I am a first year Peer Educator, and I am excited to share my knowledge to help students succeed. My fellow Peer Educators and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  So, stop by our drop-in hours here at the Career Center!

Carina

Hello! My name is Carina, and I am currently a junior at CSUN, majoring in Communications.  My goal is to go to Graduate School in College Counseling.  Working at the Career Center has been helping me figure out what I want to do once I graduate.

During my free time, I love hanging out with my family and friends.  I love going to the beach, hiking, and having a barbecue on a Sunday afternoon.  Also, I love volunteering because I get to do hands on activities which help me experience new things.  I am very fortunate to be working at the Career Center because not only am I helping other students, but I will be discovering what I want to do with my career.

I am a second-year peer at the Career Center, and I am ready to answer any questions you may have.  I hope to motivate and encourage you to a successful path.  

Dennis

Hi, everyone! My name is Dennis. I am a sophomore here at CSUN majoring in History and soon will be a double major with Philosophy. My passion for the past has made me realize that I would like to continue to learn and explore the documentation of our existence. I enjoy the development and analysis of many concepts, often philosophic or theological. I plan on attending graduate school and ultimately obtaining a Ph. D. I envision myself not only researching and analyzing for knowledge’s sake, but also sharing it with others, through the means of a professor.

Apart from the reading and writing of these subject matters, which I enjoy, I also extend myself through the form of music. I play five musical instruments and compose my work. Though the collection is mostly instrumental, I make up for the absence of voice by writing poetry. I am currently in the process of finishing a book of poems. I draw inspiration from, and likewise appreciation for the natural world; its shapes and structures.

It is my first year as a Peer Educator at the Career Center, 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 using the resources available to strengthen my future and likewise, those of others. Stop by the Career Center to access these resources and speak with Peer Educators like myself!

Kadi

Hello! My name is Kadi, and I am a transfer student who graduated from Los Angeles Valley College with my AA-T in Psychology. Now at CSUN, I am continuing my major in Psychology and hope to get more involved on campus by joining different clubs and organizations. I intend on applying to graduate school for School Counseling. My first choice is CSULA for their School-Based Family Counseling program. I would like to work with students in elementary and middle school to help support them and their families while they grow and develop.

When I’m not in class, I also work at a private elementary school as an after-school counselor. During my free time, I love to cook and listen to music. I am also an activist for children, animals, and people in general. On the weekends, I frequently visit my boyfriend in San Diego to enjoy the good weather, delicious food, and perfect company.

This is my first year as a Peer Educator, and I look forward to helping you find your path, whether that be through major, career, or self-exploration. I am also excited to discover my paths. Please feel free to ask me, or our other Peer Educators, any questions you may have. We would love to help! See you around! 

Shirley

Hello! My name is Shirley, and I am currently in my third year at CSUN. I recently switched my major to Gender and Women’s Studies with a concentration in Social Work and Welfare. After I graduate, I plan to work with survivors of sexual assault through a nonprofit. To accomplish this, I intend to apply to a graduate program and receive either a master’s degree in Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy.

During my free time, I enjoy exploring my creative sides by creating makeup looks, painting, taking photos or videos, or creating memories with my family and friends. When I’m not running around on campus or at home, I volunteer with Project D.A.T.E, where we open the discussion revolving sexual assault and rape to create a better understanding and encourage change.

This will be my third year working at the Career Center and my first year as a Peer Educator. I am not only thankful for this different and engaging position but, also excited to be helping students. Whether it be helping students discover their career goals and paths or themselves, I can’t wait for you to stop by for all your career-related needs. 

Veronica 

Hello! My name is Veronica, and I am a third year here at CSUN, majoring in Deaf Studies. My career goals include working in the non-profit sector in which I can give back to my community through leadership, entrepreneurship, and innovation. In college, I plan to study abroad, minor in Dance, and gain unique experiences that will benefit my future career.

Outside of the Career Center, I enjoy spending quality time with close family and friends, training in multiple dance styles, traveling and visiting new cities, and camping at different campsites.

As a 2nd year Peer Educator, I look forward to helping other students plan their path to success. I am excited to not only provide students with the proper tools for professional development but also utilize them in my development. Please feel free to stop by at the Career Center with any of your questions and me, or one of my fellow Peer Educators will be more than willing to help! Can’t wait to meet you!  

Yvonne

Hi! My name is Yvonne, and I am currently a senior here at CSUN, majoring in journalism with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in sociology. I am currently exploring my career options, and have gotten experience in working with students in kindergarten through college, as well as in marketing, communications, event planning and public relations in my jobs and internships during my time here at CSUN. After graduation, I hope to use the skills I have learned in college to help others develop their talents and work towards their aspirations.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I am an avid music fan and I enjoy listening to and playing music on my electric guitar. I also love attending live concerts around LA. I enjoy dancing, going to the beach, and getting involved on campus either through my sorority, Delta Zeta, or other leadership opportunities such as University Ambassadors.

This is my first year as a Peer Educator and I am so excited to work with you as a student in your career and professional development. I have worked at the Career Center for two years prior to this position, so I am excited to bring my knowledge to the position and learn so much more. Like you, I too hope to grow in my professional development, and in this role gain experience in higher education working one-on-one to assist you in your academic and personal success.

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.