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Welcome to the Career Center

Empowering your Career!


The Career Center offers services that aspire to allow all CSUSM alumni to attain career fulfillment, and empower students and alumni to design and manage their career paths with clarity, competence, and confidence.

Please take advantage of CSUSM Career Center services to help you successfully transition from college to the world of work. Let our professional staff help you in this important process that will impact your life after Cal State San Marcos. We look forward to working with you!

 Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Thursday: 8-5 pm 
  • Friday: 8-12 pm
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Handshake is a free Career Center tool available to all CSUSM students and alumni (for six months after graduation), as well as all Alumni Association members.

Students/Alumni use Handshake to make appointments, search for jobs, RSVP for events, resume/cover letter critiques and more!

Employers use Handshake to recruit CSUSM students and Alumni.

Cougar Connect

Cougar Connect is CSUSM's Mentorship Program 

Connect with alumni, faculty and staff to help you succeed before, during, and after college through connections and community. 


Cougar Career Closet

Donation Information

The Cougar Career Closet is temporarily closed.  Please read about our alternate donation process.

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Contact Us

(760) 750-4900


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