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On-campus Resources to Prepare for Job Market

Graduating students are entering the strongest job market in a decade, but it takes preparation and planning to stand out in a competitive pool of applicants. CSUSM students have two resources available to accomplish this prior to graduation: the Career Center and the Office of Internships & Service Learning.

The Career Center supports students and alumni with their professional development by providing access to full-time and part-time employment opportunities via Handshake, as well as comprehensive resources for career preparation such as resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, industry exploration, and graduate school admissions process. Students have the opportunity to attend a variety of career development activities: job fairs, career panels and workshops, networking events, and etiquette dinners. Career Center events, along with a description of resources, are posted on our website or we can be reached at careers@csusm.edu or (760) 750-4902.

The Office of Internships & Service Learning is committed to providing students with resources for finding an internship and earning academic credit when appropriate. In addition to an Internship database, the office regularly holds events for students such as the Internship 101 Workshop and the Internship and Service Learning Fair. Students from majors that do not offer an internship course can now earn university elective credit for their internship by enrolling in UNIV 495. For more information about internship events and resources, visit the website or contact the Office of Internships at internships@csusm.edu or (760) 750-7005.