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    Career Education and Professional Development Center

Career Education & Professional Development: Employers

The Career Education & Professional Development Center is committed to assisting organizations in meeting their workplace needs for the mutual benefit of CSUN students and the organizations that support their professional development.

All job/internship postings and event registrations mentioned below are maintained through Handshake.

Services

Career Previews
Career previews are structured presentations by potential employers where students are able to learn detailed information about the organization, internships, jobs, and careers within the organization. In addition, students may gain insights about current and future trends in particular industries. Career previews are held at various times throughout the year and publicized to students in a timely manner. 

Professional Development Workshops
The Career Education & Professional Development Center conducts a series of professional development workshops for students. These workshops are designed to enrich students' experiential learning experiences, to assist students in their career preparation, and to network with their fellow students and industry leaders. Workshops are held at various times throughout the year and publicized to students in a timely manner. 

Executive-in-Residence Program
Designed to enrich student learning and professional development through one-on-one interaction with business executives and industry leaders. From career advice to research project discussion, each executive brings a wealth of insight and knowledge to share with students. The program provides executives with opportunities to participate in the development of the next generation of business leaders.

Executive Internship Program
Enables executives to mentor and guide student through professional roles, responsibilities, and functions in the business world. Executives get to know students both professionally and personally, with the intention of increasing students' leaderships potential and business acumen.

Job Shadowing
Provides opportunities for students to observe an organization's environment and typical workday for employees. Organizations display their company's culture and to network with the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics undergraduates. Students may job shadow an individual or observe employees in a variety of areas.
Click here to get further information and register.

Internships

At CSUN, we understand the value of forging strong and lasting partnerships with engaged community and industry organizations. In our internship program, you will serve as co-educators and help to guide new generations as they enter the workforce. 


General Academic Timeline

  • Spring: January to May
  • Summer: May to August
  • Fall: August to December

Many of our students do internships for course credit, therefore their internships need to take place during that time frame. Please keep that in mind when hiring our students as interns. 
Students must complete a minimum of 135 internship hours during the semester they are enrolled.

How to Promote Your Internship Opportunity

  • Create an account on the Handshake.
  • Post and update your internship opportunities for students to view and apply to.
  • If you are offering an unpaid internship, please review the Department of Labor’s guidance on Internship Programs under the Fair Labor Standards Act and ensure that your internship opportunity meets the stated criteria for an allowable unpaid internship.
  • Also review the NACE Position Statement on U.S. Internships. We adhere to this Position Statement and we expect our collaborators to do the same in the best interests of our students and their learning experiences. 
  • You may also email digital flyers to  


If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact our office at (818) 677-4697.

Events

Industry Night: Spring Semester
An Annual networking event where organizations and students engage in conversations about professional opportunities. The event offers organizations an excellent opportunity to interact with a very diverse student body of exceptional business and economics students.

Career Education Conference: Fall Semester
An annual event of presentations, panels, and workshop sessions aimed at providing students with some of the strategies and tools needed to succeed in today's global world as they begin or continue on their chosen career paths. Conference speakers include alumni, faculty, and friends of the College who support students' career education by sharing their expertise and knowledge in a variety of career-related topics. 

Women in Business Seminar: Fall Semester
Provides an opportunity for CSUN students to hear a panel of female executives share their experiences and perspectives on being a woman in business world. Each executive on the panel offers valuable advice and unique experiences in various industries. The Women in Business Seminar provides all students with a valuable understanding of what it takes to overcome challenges and succeed in an often male-dominated business world.

Business Sides: Throughout the Year
Events that provide organizations with the opportunity to share their knowledge and insights about an issue, trend, or movement in the corporate world while students have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own insights. Following the presentation, speakers and students gather for a casual networking session.

Firm Tours: Throughout the Year
Provide opportunities for organizations to show students their culture, working environments, facilities, products, and services. The structure of each event is flexible, but host organizations often conduct a brief presentation, followed by a tour of the facilities, and ending with a question and answer session.

Guest Speakers: Throughout the Year
Industry leaders have the opportunity to participate as guest speakers at a variety of events. Guest speakers help educate and inspire the next generation of business leaders.