By Rhejean King-Johnson |Staff Writer|
The Career Center is a place with resources to help students succeed.
There are advantages through this center to help students and alumni find employment, internships and volunteer opportunities.
“The goal of the Career Center is to guide students and alumni to be career ready and land their dream jobs,” said Interim Director Sarai Maldonado.
Students with little to no experience can meet with a advisor and be led in the right direction. Those with a lot of experience can also benefit in reaching their dream job.
The peer advisor and career counselors will assist student needs whether it’s through resume building or simply asking questions to help them find a job or internship that best suits them.
The chance to get one-on-one help can be really beneficial for those who need more guidance and for those applying for future jobs.
“I met with a peer advisor to get help applying for current and future jobs, along with resume critiquing and format adjustment,” said student Devonte Holston.
All students are welcomed to visit the website to browse different options, reserve workshop preparation sessions and make appointments csusb-csm.symplicity.com.
You can find career fair opportunities, jobs and internships specifically for you on the website.
“The website is user friendly by allowing you to modify searches narrowing down to the specific job you are most interest in,” said student Alexis Robles.
Workshops are made to aid students in career development
s, find a work environment they will enjoy and help them discover their career.
Workshops are also created to prepare students on how to develop a professional resume that will generate interviews.
“We want to help explore every option available,” said Peer Advisor Tyler Porteous.
The Career Center partners with other organizations such as SOAR, Alumni Affairs, Undergraduate Studies and the Office of Housing and Residential Life to bring awareness to students of the services provided to further their careers.
A great way to gain experience in your job field prior to graduation would be internships, in which the advisors can guide you.
“Being able to tap into the experiences of the counselor will help better my opportunities,” said student Amber Olson.
The Career Center also offers interview preparation so that you are interview ready and land your dream job.
“This center is generated to accompany you with your search, and apply for the job opportunities that interest you,” said Maldonado.
The Career Center staff inspires students and alumni to use their sources to help them discover their career, interpersonal skills and work ethic
For one-on-one guidance lasting longer than 15 minutes, it would be best to make an appointment.
Walk-in sessions are available for 15 minutes Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.
Appointments can also be made Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The Career Center is located on the third floor of University Hall, room 329.
“I encourage students to come into the Career center to get early career advantages,” said Maldonado.