Career Development Center

Welcome to the Career Center

In light of the recent concerns related to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and to protect the health and safety of the Cal State LA community, the Career Development Center will provide virtual services to continue to support your career goals.

We are here to help you find the career that’s right for you. From selecting a major to applying for a job, we can guide you through every step of the career planning process.  See below for a list of our services.

Phone (323) 343-3237

Email: [email protected]


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Virtual Career Workshops and Employer Events

Career workshops and employer events are now provided online using Zoom web conferencing.  Log in to Cal State LA Handshake to see the schedule of online career events.

Virtual Drop-in Group Advising

Meet virtually with a career advisor and your peers every first and third Wednesday at noon to connect with a career advisor and get your career questions answered, whether it’s related to résumés, interviews, job searching or general career planning.

Career Coaching by Phone

Career coaching can help you to identify your personal strengths and career goals, develop a strategy to reach these goals and provide guidance as you move along the path to achieving your career goals.  Career advisors are available by phone for career coaching sessions.  Email [email protected] to schedule an appointment or call and leave a voice message to (323) 343-3237 and our team will respond to schedule an appointment. 

Job Searching Online

It is understandable to feel uneasy about your career development during this time of social distancing.  We have prepared resources to help you feel confident about navigating the virtual job search.  Visit our Job Searching While Social Distancing guide.

Online Tools

  • CareerExpress - a comprehensive set of online tools to help with personal assessments, mock interviews, researching occupations, job hunting and more.
  • Cal State LA Handshake - look for internships and jobs; view upcoming virtual Career Center events, workshops and fairs; and sign up for virtual on-campus interviews.