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.
CBE Placement Services Events
Placement Services has recently unveiled their “Job Hunting Crash Course” on June 30th and it went off without a hitch. This course taught students the tricks of the trade to stand out and utilize efficiency to attain a job position.
To find more events check out Eagle iJobs, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
If you want a more one-on-one session current Business students could make an appointment with Lorin Leone, the placement coordinator, and bring in their resume.
The MGO Recruiting and Networking Session on July 16th, 2015 went off without a hitch.
MGO has an ongoing recruitment relationship with Cal State LA.
Did you know that CSULA is the top second recruiting school for MGO?
Recruitment is high for our accounting students.
If you missed this event, don’t worry—sign up to “Meet the Firms” on September, and be on the lookout for details coming soon.
MGO and BDO, long time partners of the College of Business and Economics, are actively recruiting students for positions. The CBE’s alumni are working to help funnel in students for recruitment.
Every summer the College of Business and Economics team up with Boeing to offer a summer internship to CBE’s students. The Summer Quarter of 2015 was the biggest turnout so far—with 8 undergrad and graduate students getting internships with Boeing. The selected student’s majors ranged from an M.B.A. in Management, an M.S. in Accountancy, B.S. in Accounting, Finance/Law, Computer Information Systems, Human Resource Management, and Economics. For the duration of the Summer Quarter the interns will be working under designated mentors in different Boeing locations like Huntington Beach, Long Beach and El Segundo. For the next Summer Quarter CBE is looking to expand the number of internships offered to Business Students.
Employment at Deloitte
Accounting Major / 2015 Graduation
After transferring from my community college and receiving an AA in Psychology I changed my major to Business Admin with an option in Accounting. I joined Beta Alpha Psi and met an amazing group of people that later turned into my best friends. I owe a lot to Beta Alpha Psi and the people I met because throughout my time in Cal State LA I learned a lot from them about how to find jobs in accounting. During my time in Cal State LA I was determined, and worked as hard as I possibly could to get a high GPA and learn everything I could to get into a good job in accounting. I also spent countless hours at networking events and networking with professionals, attending professional development events, and applying for jobs during recruiting season. Eventually I was able to attain a full time offer at Deloitte as an Audit Associate. Thank you to all my professors and friends for helping me when I needed it. I could not have done it without you all.