The Career Center helps students explore majors and careers, clarify life and career goals, and prepare for the transition from graduation to employment or graduate school. We assist students in finding a direction for their studies by connecting academic and career plans. We are also a resource for employment and work-based learning opportunities.
At the Career Center, students learn to identify their strengths, interests, traits and values; investigate their options; practice career skills; and prepare for the job search. Our services and programs engage students in experiential and reflective activities, research, seminars, mentoring and counseling. The Career Library offers resources on careers and industries, self-discovery, choosing majors, goal setting, career trends salaries and job search skills. Peer educators help students with career planning, resume critiques and interview skills. The Career Center helps students find jobs and internships through job fairs, networking events and skill-building workshops.
The Career Center’s website features upcoming career fairs and events, news and links to Pathways and SUNlink, our online career services. Through Pathways, students can explore the relationship between self-knowledge, majors and occupations; find internship and career resources; and make choices. Students learn to be career-ready through how-to video workshops, learning from peers and experts, and interactive online activities. In SUNlink, students find current jobs and internships, on-campus and work study jobs, on-campus interviews and company information sessions. The Resume Builder and Mock Interview modules help students create and upload resumes and cover letters, and practice interviewing using a webcam. SUNlink is also the home of the Matador Network, an online mentoring program that connects CSUN students and recent graduates with seasoned CSUN alumni and industry professionals.
Comprehensive career services are provided at no charge to currently enrolled CSUN students and continue for a year after graduation. Tseng College students and CSUN Alumni Association members must be registered with the Career Center to receive a modified career service package at no charge, including access to job fairs, career events, Pathways and SUNlink.