Internships for Students
The Career Development Center at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) will be hosting a workshop for students who are interested in interning. The workshop “Seach & Secure an Internship” will be held at the center (BH-250) on Nov. 29 from 2-3 p.m.
Students will learn about how to use BeachLINK to find internships. BeachLINK is an online search engine exclusive to CSULB students that has information on jobs, internships and work study programs.
Counselors will be also informing students on how to secure an internship through acing the internship application process and interview.
For more information on how to sign up for BeachLINK, visit http://www.careers.csulb.edu/job_search/beachlink.htm.
BeachLINK for Job Hungry Students
The Career Development Center at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) will be hosting a job search workshop on Nov. 30 from noon to 1 p.m. at the center (BH-250).
The workshop is for all who are looking for the perfect job for their specific career paths. Students will be given information on how to use social media to widen their search engines and to widen their opportunities to network with employers.
Students will be introduced to the Career Development Centers BeachLINK job search engine. The search engine provides students withinformation on a varietyof jobs, internships, and work study positions. BeachLINK is exclusively for CSULB students that can sign up for an account at the Career Development Center.
For more information on how to sign up for BeachLINK, visit http://www.careers.csulb.edu/job_search/beachlink.htm.
Feature Story: Passport Services at the Career Development Center
Many California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) students may not be familiar with the campus Career Development Centers U.S. Passport Application Acceptance Office that has been in service since September 25, 2008.
The U.S. Passport Application Acceptance Office provides CSULB students and community members with the first time passport application and renewal process. Students and community members can stop by BH-250 Monday through Thursday from noon to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to meet with application agents.
Application agents will provide applicants with a U.S. Passport Form #DS-11 and require for applicants to provide proof of citizenship and an application fee. The entire fee is a total of $150 which includes the application process and passport photo. Applicants will receive the passport in 4-6 weeks of submission of application to the U.S. Department of State.
The renewal process is also available at the U.S. Passport Application Acceptance Office for a price of $140. Applicants must fill out a DS-82 form and mail it to Passport Services in order to renew.
“This office was set up by student services on campus that pushed for these on campus services. We are the only California State University that has such a service. I think that more students should take advantage of this office because the economy has turned global and students need to be able to explore the world to succeed,” DeAnna Granada said, an application agent.
Since 2008 the Career Development Centers U.S. Passport Application Acceptance Office has helped over 1,200 student sand community members in receiving their passports. For more information on the Career Development Centers U.S. Passport Application Acceptance Office, visit http://passport.csulb.edu/index.htm.
California State University, Long Beach Students Learn Interviewing Techniques
On Nov. 16, 2011 the California State University, Long Beach Career Development Center held an interview technique workshop at the center (BH-250) for over 50 students.
The workshop was organized and presented by Angi Carrillo-Humphreys, counselor for the Career Development Center who focused on interview preparation and process.
Carrillo-Humphreys informed students on how to prepare for the interview through practicing how to smile and how to shake hands with employers. Students practiced with each other on how to effectively greet in a professional manner.
“These students need to get to know themselves and feel confident about going on an interview. It’s all about believing in yourself and knowing yourself,” Carrillo-Humphreys said.
The interview process was focused on how to effectively communicate with employers during the actual interview. Carrillo-Humphreys gave students sample interview questions and advice on how to answer those questions in an effective way. This led students into a group discussion where they talked about how they would answer each question. Carrillo-Humphreys gave students feedback and advice on how to answer questions and how to market themselves to employers through their responses.
The meeting concluded with students asking Carrillo-Humphreys individual questions and sharing information with others about job searching. “You know I didn’t think I was going to learn much more about interviewing. It’s funny because the workshop taught me even more about interviewing and now I can use all these tips for any job I apply for,” Leslie Vu said, a California State University, Long Beach gerontology student.
Kohl’s Internship Information Session
The California State University, Long Beach Career Development Center (CDC) will be hosting a Kohl’s Intern to Employee information session on Nov. 11 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the center (BH-250).
Students will be able to meet and greet with Kohl’s employers during the information session. The session is designed to allow for students to interact with employers and ask any questions they have about internship opportunities.
“This is a good opportunity for students to meet with employers and learn more about internships. It’s a really good way to meet people for internships,” Debbie An said, Career Development Center assistant
Kohl’s employers will also educate students on how to be an intern turned employee at their company. Students will be given examples on how Kohl's internships help build a person’s professional skills for the future.
“I actually need an internship right now! I just graduated and I don’t have a job right now. I don’t even have much experience in anything right now. I have a degree and I haven’t used it yet,” Martha Gomez said, a California State University, Long Beach alumni.
Job Search and Social Media
The Career Development Center (CDC) at California State University, Long Beach will be hosting an information session on the Job Search: Facebook, Twitter, and Blogs on Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 2-3 p.m. at the Career Development Center in Brotman Hall (BH-250).
Students will learn how to use Facebook, Twitter, and blogs to market themselves to employeers. CDC facilitators will educate students on how to be professional in how they display themselves on these social media sites. “So many students take part in social media. They need to learn how important it is to protect their identity,” Dr. Robin Lee said, the associate directorofthe Career Development Center.
Students will learn how employeers use their Facebook, Twitter, and blogs to make employment decisions. “Employeers are really using Facebook,” said Dr. Robin Lee.
Students will be able to ask questions and receive feedback about their Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. “ I guess I should take some stuff off my Facebook. My profile picture is of me having fun and I don’t want employeers to think that I have too much fun. I’ll probably go to the meeting because I want a job when I graduate in the spring,” said Melissa Suarez, a CSULB student.
For more information on this session, visit https://csulb-csm.symplicity.com/calendar/index.php?ss=ical_months
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Fellowship Program Looking for Applicants
The Career Development Center (CDC) is sponsoring the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowship Program application process from Dec. 1, 2011 through Jan. 6, 2012. This fellowship program offers students a chance to work with international affairs in Washington, D.C.
The Carnegie Endowment Juniors Fellowship Program is offering graduating seniors or recent graduates with an opportunity to spend a year in Washington D.C. working with the Carnegie Endowment. Students will work on projects, write articles, contribute to congressional testimonies and organize briefings. "It's really for all students that want to help fix the problems of the world,"Dr. Robin Lee said, the fellowship coordinator at the Career Development Center.
Students that qualify are those that have a high G.P.A of 3.7 and above and have a passion for the studies of international affairs. The applicant should include the official application which can be found as a hard copy at the CDC in Brotman Hall (BH-250). Students can also apply online at http://www.careers.csulb.edu/job_search/internships/cej_fellowship.htm. Additionally, students must include a resume, transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a response to the applications essay prompt. This will all be turned into the CDC so that a fellowship committee can review all applications and make a nomination decision. Once, the school chooses a student that students application goes to the Carnegie Endowment. Officials at the Carnegie Endowment then go through a review process and choose about 30 applicants to interview in February. After the interviews officials choose about 10 students for the fellowship program which starts on Aug. 8, 2011.
The junior fellows will have plane fare covered and will have earn $36,000 for the year. Housing and transportation costs will be the student’s responsibility.
For more information see Dr. Robin Lee at the Career Development Center.
Internship Week 2011
The Career Development Center at California State University, Long Beach will be hosting Internship Week 2011 from Oct. 26-27. Information and workshop sessions will be held at the Career Development Center in Brotman Hall (BH- 250) and at various locations around campus.
The first two days of Internship Week 2011 include two workshops held at the Career Development Center. The first workshop will be held on Oct. 24 from 3-4 p.m. and will focus on the "Search & Secure Internship: For All Majors.” This workshop will focus on providing students with advice and resources on finding and applying for internships. The second workshop is titled, "Networking Beyond Business Cards" and will be on Oct. 25 from 1-2 p.m. Students will learn how to network through means of social media.
Employers from Nordstroms, AmeriCorp, JusticeCorp, Students in Service, Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., and The Washington Center will be meeting with students throughout the week.
Nordstroms will be hosting an information session on Oct. 24 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Career Development Center. Employers from Nordstroms will explain the internship application process and answer any questions students may have.
On Oct. 25 from 3-4 p.m. students can meet representatives from AmeriCorp, JusticeCorp, and Students in Service at the Career Development Center. Students will learn about volunteer and scholarship opportunities offered by these organizations.
Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. will have employers at their information session on Oct. 26 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Students will be informed about the company, application process, and internship duties.
The Washington Center will be holding an information session on Oct. 26 starting at noon and ending at 2 p.m. that focuses on the types of internships available.
The first internship fair is for the College of Natural Science and Mathematics on Oct. 26 from noon to 2 p.m. in between the Hall of Science and Molecular and Life Science Center. The second internship fair will be for the College of the Arts and will be held on October 27 from noon to 2 p.m. at the courtyard near the Fine Arts building. For a list of employers attending visit http://www.careers.csulb.edu/.
The internship coordinator of the Career Development Center, Erin Booth explained that Internship Week 2011 is beneficial for all students. "It's an opportunity to meet with employers and to interact with employers," Booth said.