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.
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.
Students on F-1 visas are eligible for both internships and full-time employment provided they make the necessary arrangements to maintain visa requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to understand the parameters and steps required, but employers are welcome to contact CSULA’s Office of International Students Office. The International Students Office partners with several employment attorneys that can help navigate the various requirements.