By Angela Rodriguez IStaff Writer|
CSUSB’s Career Development Center (CDC) held the Social and Behavioral Sciences Career/Graduate Fair on Jan. 30 in the Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The career fair was designed to introduce students to professionals in the working world and expose them to different types of jobs they can acquire with a degree in social and behavioral sciences. “I didn’t even know this event was going on today but there’s a lot of employers here.
And grad school information, that’s pretty helpful to me since I’m just beginning looking into grad programs,” said student Karla Alivizo.
The on-campus exhibition was open to all present students and alumni, as well as the community.
“Career fairs are a good opportunity to get in contact with employers for jobs and even internships,” said CDC employee Jaime Garcia.
The CDC is known to hold six job fairs each year. Business attire and an updated resume was recommended, however, many students strolled in wearing their casual wear and backpacks between their break from class.
Employers from all over had representatives at the event such as: Target, Lowes, Prime Health Care, the County of San Bernardino Department of Behavioral Health, the San Jose Police Department, Susan G.
Komen for the Cure, the U.S. Navy, AT&T, Verizon, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, St. Mary’s Medical Center, the Los Angeles Police Department, Farmers Insurance, Kaiser Permanente and many more.
Programs like Creative Before/After school Programs for Success (CAPS) offer volunteering opportunities such as mentoring young children in the San Bernardino.
Other options were available as well, such as interning within government politics with Assemblyman Mike Morrell, public relations, research, etc.
CSUSB graduate programs also had tables set up at the career fair for students interested in pursuing a masters degree. The programs were mainly centered around business, accounting, cyber security, entrepreneurship, finance, and global business.
According to collegeportaits.org, CSUSB’s College of Business and Public Administration was named by European CEO Magazine as one of the four most innovative business schools in the U.S. and among the top 18 in the world.
The career fair aims to aid third and fourth year students to learn about internships and management training information from the Career Development Center located on the third floor in UH.
“For the next career fair I hope to see more students. Because many students go to school for the degree/diploma and think that will automatically get them a job.
That’s inaccurate, they need to meet with employers and obtain internships,” said Garcia. The College of Arts and Letters will host the next upcoming career fair that will take place Feb. 28 at the SMSU from 9-2 p.m.