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Internships & Jobs

Whether you choose an internship or a job, having effective search strategies will bring better results. The resources below can advance your employment search.

INTERNSHIPS

Internships are valuable experiences that help you gain a real-world view inside a particular industry or job, make informed career choices, build a network of professional contacts, and become a competitive job candidate. Employers seek students for internships to obtain a better understanding of your capability as a potential future employee, to gain brand recognition and improve community relations, and to improve diversity efforts. Use these resources to get started.

GUIDES & PRESENTATIONS

ONLINE TOOLS

  • Handshake - Handshake is a career-services site where college students and alumni can search for jobs and internships, connect with employers, and sign up for career events.
  • LinkedIn (external website) - LinkedIn is a professional networking site where you can find jobs and internships, build and strengthen professional relationships and learn the skills you need to succeed in your career. 
  • Employers by Major (website) - discover, research, and network with thousands of potential employers in California for 150+ majors.

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JOB SEARCHING

Searching for employment is more than looking on a job board. It is a process that involves taking different actions to maximize the possibilities of securing a good job. These resources can make the process easier. 

GUIDES & PRESENTATIONS

ONLINE TOOLS

  • HandshakeHandshake is a career-services site where college students and alumni can search for jobs and internships, connect with employers, and sign up for career events.
  • LinkedIn (external website) - LinkedIn is a professional networking site where you can find jobs and internships, build and strengthen professional relationships and learn the skills you need to succeed in your career. 
  • Employers by Major (website) - discover, research, and network with thousands of potential employers in California for 150+ majors.

 

EMPLOYER EVENTS

  • Employer Info Sessions - The Career Center regularly hosts employer info sessions. These are great opportunities to hear from employers from a diverse range of industries and get tips on how to apply for their positions. You can find employer events on Handshake.
  • Networking Events and Conferences - These are great opportunities to meet employers, build relationships and gather information. You can find networking events on Handshake and professional associations also host conferences for networking.
  • Career Fairs - The Career Center hosts career fairs in the fall and spring where you can meet employers who are hiring. You can find career fairs on Handshake.

ABOUT CAREER FAIRS

The Career Center has a career fair in the fall and spring semesters, which are announced on Handshake. Before each fair, we provide workshops to help you be successful. Use these resources to help you get ready. 
 
 
 

Additional Support

Career Advising

Career advisors and coordinators can help with self and career exploration, career planning, internships, career networking, résumé and interview skills, and employment searches. We offer group and individual appointments.

Connect with Career Advisors

Career Workshops

We offer workshops each semester to help you to effectively search for professional opportunities. Look for them and sign up on Handshake.

Employers

Employers host events to hire university students for internships and careers. Look for these events on Handshake.