CAREER CENTER

Support the CSUN Career Center

Increase career readiness, expand job and internship opportunities, and augment the State of California with strategic giving to the CSUN Career Center. Imagine a place where some of the brightest, most diverse and inclusive people come together to build a better California. That place is CSUN. Your gift can make a positive impact on your community and future.

The Career Center is an integral part of the university's mission to further student success by demonstrating the economic and cultural value a CSUN degree brings.

Here at CSUN, the Career Center is committed to connecting students with the people and knowledge needed to help them explore career paths, identify and apply for opportunities, and cultivate personalized networks that shape their professional journey.

Your contributions to the Career Center will help to improve equitable career services, enhancing all CSUN students' strengths and talents, to help ensure that more qualified graduates become successfully employed.

When alumni, staff, faculty, administrators, friends and family contribute to the Career Center, every dollar goes directly to Career Center programming to support learning and student development opportunities. Your contributions help create a better future through career exploration and development.

Here are a few ways that you can become a partner in shaping and developing the future at the Career Center:

Make a cash or in-kind contribution in support of Career Center programs

Contribute to existing university scholarship endowments

Make a planned gift or create an endowment in your name or in honor of a loved one

For more information on contributing to the CSUN Career Center, please feel free to contact the Director of Development, Jerry De Felice, by email at , or at (818) 677-3935. Donating online is an easy, convenient and secure way to make a contribution to the Career Center.

Profiles in Giving

Saberzadeh Family

Saberzadeh Family Picture

The Saberzadeh family has become an institution of CSUN Rising, through Rochie's Originals, a custom branded apparel and fashion business since 1989. The entrepreneurial sisters, alumnae Roya '82 (Civil Engineering) and Rochie Saberzadeh (Business), envisioned fashion as the perfect method to help build a strong visual identity for CSUN student community - to provide groups such as sororities, fraternities and school clubs with affordable advertising.

In college, Roya participated in the Society of Women Engineers among others, and Rochie was a member of the Sigma Kappa Sorority and a Little Sister to the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Rochie's love for the Greek community and the lack of customized apparel and accessories was the source of her inspiration of starting the business.

Rochie's promising life was cut short when she was killed during a scuba diving class in 1991, when she was 22, just short of graduation. Roya, then 31, was left to maintain the business. More than 27 years after her sister's death, the bustling storefront and online business still bears Rochie's name in her honor and legacy, and Roya carries her younger sister in her heart.

To honor Rochie's memory, the Saberzadeh family contributes regularly to the sisters' alma mater to assist CSUN students following a similar path: aspiring entrepreneurs. The family's contribution to the CSUN Career Center Endowment will provide long-term support to enhancing the professional credibility of CSUN students.

Your Gift's At Work

Matty's Closet

Matty's Closet Photo

Amaralys Gastelum, a student recipient of the program said, "Thanks to Matty's Closet I feel more confident for my upcoming interview."

Matty's Closet is a new clothing resource at the Career Center, aimed at helping students in need and facing tough wardrobe decisions. The Closet will offer not only wardrobe advice for an interview, but also provide a free complete professional outfit for the student, with pieces such as shirt, skirt, pants and tie.

Appearance counts. Interviewers evaluate how you project yourself professionally and look to see if your attire fits into their corporate culture. Matty's Closet can help our students learn how to pick the right outfit for their industry. When a student dresses right for their interview, it makes a winning first impression and tells the employer they are ready to be hired.