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Career Counseling

*All virtual appointments will be conducted through Microsoft Teams.  

Career Counseling

Individual counseling appointments with a career counselor 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

Interviewing

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. 

Assessments

The Career Center offers online assessments to assist in your major and career exploration process that can:

  • Increase self-understanding and explore your interests, personality type, skills, strengths, and values
  • Reaffirm major and career choices and/or introduce new options
  • Help you develop the language to describe your strengths to potential employers

Please make an appointment to talk to a career counselor and find out which will be best for you! Note that some assessments require a follow up appointment with a counselor who can help you interpret your results and identify next steps.

For faculty: If you are an instructor interested in incorporating assessments into your classes, please contact Karin Iwasaka, kiwasaka@csusm.edu

Learn More About Specific Assessment Types 

Graduate School

The Career Center provides graduate school advising, admissions testing information and application workshops. If you have questions about applying for or deciding on a graduate school program, make an appointment to meet with a Career Counselor.

Job Search

The Career Center can help you with your job search:

  • Full-time, part-time and on-campus job listings
  • Job Fairs
  • Networking strategies
  • Personal branding