CAPS helps students meet the personal challenges associated with identifying and accomplishing academic, career, and life goals. Services include short-term counseling for individuals, group counseling, career development counseling, referral services, psychoeducational workshops, and crisis intervention.
The CDC guides students through the process of educational, career and personal discovery in preparing them for success in the global workforce.
Career/Major Decision-Making Process for First Year Students
Puzzled about your future? Making decisions about your major, career, or graduate school is an important part of your college experience. Most students begin thinking about these questions sometime during their first year:
What should I major in?
What can I do with my major?
What are the best career options for me?
How can I best prepare for the career I am considering?
Will I need to go on to graduate school?
What do I do if I need help now?
Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor to discuss appropriate career assessments that will help you to identify majors/careers compatible with your personal traits and learn key steps and resources in the decision process.
Review the CDC Workshops/Events Calendar for workshops on choosing a major/career. Attend a career or major exploration workshop where you can identify your unique interests, values, and skills and explore how they relate to majors and careers that could be a good fit for you.
Conduct informational interviews with faculty, family, and the Alumni Network to learn more about specific careers.
Activate your Career Development Center BeachLINK account and upload your resume.
Learn how to build a basic resume, attend a resume-writing workshop or create one using the Career Development Center's Optimal Resume program.
Attend the Spring Majors Fair to explore your major and career options.
Attend Job Fairs to meet professionals and explore occupations/internships/jobs. Learn more about careers of interest such as work role and responsibilities, education required, expected demand and average earnings.
Logon to BeachLINK and review internship or part-time job opportunities during the academic year and/or summer that will help you develop professional work habits and networks of import
BeachLINK is the CSULB online job search site that provides users with the ability to search and apply for full/part time, on/off-campus jobs/internships, Work Study positions, and on-campus interviews (OCI) exclusively to CSULB students and alumni.