Placement Services offers resources and tools to assist you in your search for an internship or career position. Your success will depend on your willingness to utilize all the resources available to you before your last quarter of attendance. Start Early! Make an Appointment!
Salazar Hall Rm 256 | Phone (323) 343-2800
The following services are available:
- Career-related workshops
- Information sessions
- Employer job listings
- Career/Job Fair(s)
- Eagle ijobs career platform
- Career Panels
- Professor for a Day
- One-on-one appointments
The following workshops are also available to help you:
- Resume Development
- Job Search Strategies
- Professional Attire
- Business etiquette
- Business communication
All workshops can be found on the university career platform, Eagle iJobs. Please click here.
Types of internships
Internships are the #1 recruitment tool used by many employers to source and evaluate full-time candidates. Internships offer a valuable two-way exploratory relationship between students and employers. As an intern you gain functional industry experience, acquire and refine skills, and make meaningful connections. Through internships, employers have an opportunity to evaluate your performance and your potential as a future member of their team.
What qualifies as an internship?
Although the traditional internship is typically a full-time, summer-long experience, you are eligible to participate in non-traditional internships throughout the school year. These may include part-time or project-based opportunities. If you have any questions please contact Lorin.Leone2@calstatela.edu or (323)343-2818.
Internships may be posted on the same central database that is used for full-time opportunities. This site is the career platform, Eagle ijobs, which can be found here.
Internships for academic credit:
CBE students are eligible to complete an internship for academic credit provided they coordinate with the department chair of their academic concentration, to ensure that they register for an internship course that fits in with their particular department’s requirements and policy for elective classes. These types of internships are available through cooperative education. To learn more about cooperative education, click here.
Searching for internships and full-time jobs:
Eagle ijobs, the university career platform, offers access to a job board and online career services. You can find and apply for jobs and internships, sign-up for events and workshops, upload your resume, practice interviewing or schedule an on-campus interview.
If you are new to Eagle ijobs, you will need to register and complete a profile. Your profile information is important because employers often use that information in their search for candidates who meet certain job qualifications. When registering for the first time, you need to contact the Career Center for the initial password and instructions. We recommend you use your CSULA portal email address as your user name. Contact information for the Career Development Center is at (323)-343-3237.
Students interested in internship opportunities should:
- Attend a workshop and / or schedule an appointment with Lorin Leone about the Placement Services program. Before scheduling an appointment, please be sure to:
- Get your resume reviewed at the Career Development Center by a Career Counselor.
- Review our Eagle ijobs and posts to get an understanding of our services.
- Come prepared with questions written down to ask.
- Bring a copy of any documents that you have questions about.
- Subscribe to Eagle ijobs, the career platform for events, workshops, resources, tools, and job boards.
- Subscribe to our social media links provided here to learn more about opportunities.
It is your responsibility to get involved by applying for opportunities and to attend recruiting events sponsored by the college and career center.
Intern at So Cal Gas
Finance Major / 2015 Graduation
Since arriving at CSULA and declaring a double major (Business Administration/Economics), I made a commitment to stay involved with the activities and resources available to us outside the classroom. I have enjoyed my time at CSULA, and the university’s career placement services has helped me prepare for my transition from college student to career professional. In the summer I will be graduating, and will begin my career as Business Analyst at Southern California Gas Company. I highly encourage my peers to take advantage of all the resources CSULA has to offer because having an internship before you graduate, has become increasingly important.
Intern at NASA / JPL
Finance Major / 2016 Graduation
I am currently a junior at California State University, Los Angeles at the College of Business & Economics majoring in in Finance with a minor in Economics. I’ve been fortunate enough to get very involved with on campus organizations where I’ve engaged with many other colleges as well as staff. Throughout my academic career, I have been given many opportunities to learn not only in the classroom but gain valuable experience as well.
Placement Services, under the Dean’s office of the business college has countless opportunities for the students ranging from internships to full time jobs. So far, I’ve been able to obtain two internships over the past three years. Ever since middle school I have been very interested in the Aerospace industry and with the opportunities marketed to the CSULA students, I was able to intern at The Boeing Company last summer and will be interning at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory summer 2015. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities provided to me by the university and I highly encourage my peers to take full advantage this. Everyone, get involved today!
HR Intern at NBC
Computer Information Systems / 2017 Graduation
As a recent transfer to CSULA from Pasadena City College, I am currently double majoring in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration with an option in Pre-legal Studies. My status as a double major has given me the great pleasure to encounter and interact with faculty and students of diverse backgrounds. I’ve been encouraged to pursue my interests while developing professionally and academically. That being said, the services provided to me by the University’s Career Development Center have been extremely beneficial. I have been informed of the various internships that are available and marketed to CSULA’s students. I am also kept aware of the companies that come to campus to engage students. In fact my current internship with NBCUniversal, I found using Eagle iJobs. All in all, I am grateful for the opportunities provided to me by the University and encourage my peers to utilize the resources provided to us.