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Career Counseling

Individual counseling  sessions are one hour appointments with a Career Counselor.  These appointments can help you with:

  • Career and major exploration through self-assessment and decision making exercises
  • Assessment of skills, interests, personality traits and values
  • Exploration of graduate school options
  • Developing job search strategies
  • Resources for exploring the world of work
  • Interviewing skills through Mock Interviews
  • Skills such as letter writing, resume writing, networking
  • Salary and benefit negotiation

Drop-in Advising

Drop-ins are a quick way for getting answers to your immediate questions. You do not need to make an appointment to meet with a Drop-In Counselor for 5 to 15 minutes.
 
Some of the topics that can be covered during Drop-ins:

  • Cover letter reviews
  • Resume critique
  • Job search strategies
  • Interviewing tips
  • Resources for researching the world of work
  • Resources for finding short term employment, part-time jobs or full-time jobs
  • On-campus employment resources
  • Salary negotiation questions
  • Graduate school resources

Mock Interviews with Career Counselors

Whether you are feeling a little nervous about an upcoming interview or you just have a few questions about the process, a practice interview is a very valuable experience. Career Counselors will ask you typical interview questions and give you feedback. You may also choose to have us record your interview, so you can review your own performance. Call us or stop by to make an appointment.

Big Interview
Interactive Web Based Program

Register for free on Big Interview to watch interview prep videos and practice your interview skills!

The Career Center has obtained this tool exclusively for our students, alumni, faculty and staff to assist with interview preparation. Big Interview is the most comprehensive job interview training system on the market. Use Big Interview to learn and practice your interview skills whether you are interviewing for a job or graduate school. The Career Center has a webcam available if you would like to take advantage of this feature. Users can practice whenever they want, as many times as they want.

"Big-Interview is a great resource that the school offers, and I hope many more students get to use it and benefit from it. Big Interview was a huge resource that helped me prepare for all the interviews I went on and it helped me land job offers. Since Big Interview allows me to answer mock interview questions and record those answers with my webcam, I was able to eliminate errors and improve my interviewing skills by simply knowing what to look for, and being able to watch myself talk on video.” - Felipe Monasi, CSUSM Economics, December 2012

 Candid Careers

CandidCareers is the premier provider of thousands of informational video interviews featuring industry professionals through an easy to use website.  (No username or password required)

Also check out Interview Body Language Mistakes

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