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Cal State LA Career Services

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What your university career center can do to help you prepare for life after graduation (Cal State L.A. Career Development Center services).

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Cal State LA Career Services

  1. 1.             Career Development CenterCareer Development Center    Our ServicesOur Services
  2. 2. Main walkway – Next to the Main walkway – Next to the  Eagles Nest GymEagles Nest Gym (Building 17)(Building 17)
  3. 3. Student ServicesStudent Services  Career CounselingCareer Counseling  Career AssessmentsCareer Assessments  Career Development Tools (CareerCareer Development Tools (CareerExpress)Express)  Informational Flyers & WorkshopsInformational Flyers & Workshops  Career Resource LibraryCareer Resource Library  InternshipsInternships  Golden Eagle CareerLink and Job BindersGolden Eagle CareerLink and Job Binders  Recruitment and Networking EventsRecruitment and Networking Events  Student EmploymentStudent Employment  On-Campus Interview ProgramOn-Campus Interview Program
  4. 4. Career CounselingCareer Counseling We counsel students on the following:We counsel students on the following:  Resume development and critiquesResume development and critiques  Cover letters & thank you lettersCover letters & thank you letters  LinkedIn profilesLinkedIn profiles  Interview techniques Interview techniques   Mock interviewsMock interviews  Job search strategiesJob search strategies  How to choose a majorHow to choose a major  What can I do with my degree? What can I do with my degree?   Second career transitionSecond career transition  Grad or professional schoolGrad or professional school Continued……Continued……
  5. 5. Career CounselingCareer Counseling  Scheduled counseling appointments typically last anScheduled counseling appointments typically last an hour.hour.  Counselors are also available on a walk-in basis:Counselors are also available on a walk-in basis: Monday through Thursday: 11 am – 2 pmMonday through Thursday: 11 am – 2 pm
  6. 6. Career AssessmentsCareer Assessments (Must be authorized by a(Must be authorized by a counselor)counselor) Strong Interest InventoryStrong Interest Inventory  Compares studentCompares student interests with theinterests with the interests of employedinterests of employed people in 100+people in 100+ occupationsoccupations Myers-BriggsMyers-Briggs  Determines studentDetermines student personality “types” andpersonality “types” and provides career titles thatprovides career titles that relate to each of the 16relate to each of the 16 typestypes
  7. 7. Career Development ToolsCareer Development Tools  CareerCareerExpressExpress is a robust collection of online resources that can help you with: assessment, career research, planning, preparing for the job search, and job hunting.  Here are the programs: Focus 2 Career Spots Choices Planner Perfect Interview What can I do w/this major? Interview Stream 360 Candid Career Vault Career Insider Occupational Outlook Handbook Passport Career Any interested student can use these programs . Go to:Any interested student can use these programs . Go to: www.calstatela.edu/careercenter/careerexpresswww.calstatela.edu/careercenter/careerexpress
  8. 8. InternshipsInternships ““Internship” and “Cooperative Education” (Co-op Ed)Internship” and “Cooperative Education” (Co-op Ed) areare two terms for experiential education opportunities that combinetwo terms for experiential education opportunities that combine academic education with practical experience in a student’sacademic education with practical experience in a student’s major discipline.major discipline. These positions may be paid or unpaid and, with departmentThese positions may be paid or unpaid and, with department approval, the student can claim academic credit. Current listingsapproval, the student can claim academic credit. Current listings for these positions are posted on the online job board, Goldenfor these positions are posted on the online job board, Golden Eagle CareerLink, and in the Career Center lobby.Eagle CareerLink, and in the Career Center lobby. Employers tell us that job candidates with internship experience areEmployers tell us that job candidates with internship experience are almost always preferred over candidates without.almost always preferred over candidates without.
  9. 9. Golden Eagle CareerLink/Golden Eagle CareerLink/ Job BindersJob Binders  To obtain access to the exclusive job listings for Cal State LATo obtain access to the exclusive job listings for Cal State LA students and alumni, students need to register forstudents and alumni, students need to register for Golden EagleGolden Eagle CareerLinkCareerLink. By doing so, they can view full-time, part time, summer. By doing so, they can view full-time, part time, summer only, internship,only, internship, and on- and off campus positions.and on- and off campus positions.  Computers with internet accessComputers with internet access are available in the Careerare available in the Career Library.Library.  Job bindersJob binders in the Career Center lobby are a compilation of currentin the Career Center lobby are a compilation of current job openings, organized by College.job openings, organized by College.
  10. 10. Career LibraryCareer Library Our collection includes the following:Our collection includes the following:  Numerous books relating majors to careers.Numerous books relating majors to careers.  Books on interviewing techniques, resume and cover letterBooks on interviewing techniques, resume and cover letter writing, and job search techniques.writing, and job search techniques.  Job search books for special populations.Job search books for special populations.  Salary surveys and labor statistics.Salary surveys and labor statistics.  Career binders describing a variety of occupations.Career binders describing a variety of occupations.  Graduate school catalogs.Graduate school catalogs.  Binders on various businesses and school districts.Binders on various businesses and school districts.  Study guides for admissions tests.Study guides for admissions tests.
  11. 11. On Campus Interviews (OCI)On Campus Interviews (OCI) (for seniors & alumni only)(for seniors & alumni only)  The OCI Program provides on-campus interviews for seniors,The OCI Program provides on-campus interviews for seniors, recent graduates and alumni with representatives of business,recent graduates and alumni with representatives of business, industry, and government agencies.industry, and government agencies.  Interviews are for full-time and entry level career-relatedInterviews are for full-time and entry level career-related positions. Interviews are scheduled periodically throughoutpositions. Interviews are scheduled periodically throughout the year, based on employer need.the year, based on employer need. Some participating employers……
  12. 12. Career EventsCareer Events Some of the events weSome of the events we have sponsored include:have sponsored include:  Information sessionsInformation sessions sponsored by suchsponsored by such organizations as FBI, CIA,organizations as FBI, CIA, Children’s Hospital LosChildren’s Hospital Los Angeles, Sony Pictures,Angeles, Sony Pictures, 2020thth Century Fox,Century Fox, Smithsonian Institute,Smithsonian Institute, HACU, City Year, andHACU, City Year, and othersothers  Professional etiquetteProfessional etiquette luncheonsluncheons  Career fairs every fallCareer fairs every fall and springand spring
  13. 13. Student EmploymentStudent Employment  Students who seek employment on campus must beStudents who seek employment on campus must be enrolled at least half-time, and may work no more thanenrolled at least half-time, and may work no more than 20 hours per week.20 hours per week.  Any enrolled student can participate in the StudentAny enrolled student can participate in the Student Assistant Program. The Federal Work-Study (FWS)Assistant Program. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program is available only to those who have beenProgram is available only to those who have been awarded FWS as part of their financial aid.awarded FWS as part of their financial aid.  Jobs are posted in the Career Center lobby and on theJobs are posted in the Career Center lobby and on the online job board, Golden Eagle CareerLink.online job board, Golden Eagle CareerLink.
  14. 14. Informational FlyersInformational Flyers Informational flyers are available on our website and inInformational flyers are available on our website and in the Career Center lobby.the Career Center lobby. A selection of flyer titles:A selection of flyer titles:  Career Development for UndergraduatesCareer Development for Undergraduates  Resume WritingResume Writing  Cover Letters and Thank You LettersCover Letters and Thank You Letters  Interview SkillsInterview Skills  Employment Guidelines for International StudentsEmployment Guidelines for International Students  Making the Most of Career FairsMaking the Most of Career Fairs  Conducting Company Informational InterviewsConducting Company Informational Interviews  Job Search WebsitesJob Search Websites  Interview AttireInterview Attire
  15. 15. Informational WorkshopsInformational Workshops Free hour-long workshops are held in our Career CenterFree hour-long workshops are held in our Career Center Library each quarter. The workshop schedule can beLibrary each quarter. The workshop schedule can be found our website, Golden Eagle CareerLink, and on ourfound our website, Golden Eagle CareerLink, and on our quarterly calendar of events, available in the Careerquarterly calendar of events, available in the Career CenterCenter.. A selection of workshop titlesA selection of workshop titles::  Writing a Winning ResumeWriting a Winning Resume  Take Control of Your InterviewTake Control of Your Interview  Job Search StrategiesJob Search Strategies  How to Choose a MajorHow to Choose a Major  Get Linked in with LinkedInGet Linked in with LinkedIn  How to Apply to Graduate SchoolHow to Apply to Graduate School
  16. 16. Career Development CenterCareer Development Center Aspire. Act. Achieve.Aspire. Act. Achieve. www.calstatela.edu/careercenter

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