Utilize resources to your benefit!
Remember to take advantage of the resources available on campus. Some departments/offices provide services to help you with your studies; others will make your time at CSUSB more enjoyable and memorable; and others will help you prepare for your FUTURE CAREER!
What are some career planning activities to participate in before your graduate?
ON CAMPUS: Apply for scholarship opportunities; become a student club member; be a VITA program participant; attend career development workshops to enhance your marketability both on paper and in person to obtain a position in your major; learn how to go about obtaining letters of recommendation from your professors and other mentors.
OFF CAMPUS: Do internships with a business or organization starting your junior year; become a trade association student member (see below for more information about trade associations); be a student volunteer for opportunities within your community; apply for off-campus scholarship opportunities.
The Career Development Center is located in UH-329. Visit their office and web site to see about internship opportunities they also promote and other student services. You can visit their website to see samples of different resume types (i.e., chronological, functional, or combination), as well as sample letters of introduction. CDC’s web site also has an article on how to dress for an interview by Marketing Professor Victoria Seitz. Have you wondered how you come across in an interview? try one of their mock interviews.
Here are a few more website links that can help you when you start your search to do an internship, and prepare for an interview.
- Collegegrad Career Advice: How to search and prepare for an interview
- Monster Career Advice: Preparing for an Interview
- Wetfeet Career Advice: Undergraduate internship advice..
- JobCircle Career Advice: Top Ten Things to Know about Researching Companies
- Jobweb: Getting Hired - career and job search advice
- Careerbuilder: Job Search Advice
- After College: Find the Job You Want
- The CSUSB Information Assurance and Security Management Center
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Program
- Studentjobs.com – Building America’s Future
- Office of Attorney General – Internships and Career Opportunities
- Internships with Congressman Joe Baca (San Bernardino office)
CBPA Graduate Faculty Internship Coordinator
You may call the Graduate Faculty Internship Coordinator for your department to (1) talk about your resume or cover letter, or (2) discuss appropriate internship positions. You can also check with one of CBPA's academic departments if there is a particular question you have relating to internships and your concentration.
Accounting and Finance
Information and Decision Sciences
If possible, consider becoming a member of one or more student clubs or organizations, and include your membership(s) on your resume.
Grants are awarded to Hispanic-Serving Institutions to assist eligible Hispanic-serving institutions of higher education to expand their capacity to serve Hispanic and low-income students. Five-year development grants and one-year planning grants may be awarded. These internship opportunities may pay $1,000 stipend.
International Center (formerly Internat'l Student
The main mission of the IC is to assist international students succeed academically and adjust socially to the U.S. way of life. International students should check with this office to learn the necessary requirements before participating in an internship.
Regarding courses and financial information (i.e., Admissions, Academic Scheduling, Course Registration, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and other offices.)
Palm Desert Campus
For "Management" students living in this area, contact Dr. Cynthia Schreihans who is the Management Faculty Internship Coordinator at PDC. Her e-mail is email@example.com.
Services to Students with Disabilities
The mission of the SSD office is to increase retention for students with disabilities by ensuring equitable treatment and equal access to all academic programs and facilities at California State University, San Bernardino.
Leadership Academy Program is a great certificate program for ALL students, and FREE too! This program is usually held during Winter and Spring quarters of each academic year.
To see the testing schedule, or for questions regarding a test, contact Sarah McCallister, Testing Officer. Her phone number is (909) 537-5045, and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Sarah is located in UH-368. You can also contact Amanda Salazar, Testing Assistant. Her phone number is (909) 537-3344, and her email is email@example.com. Amanda is also located in UH-368.
WorkAbility IV is a transition program designed to create career options and opportunities for students with disabilities who are also clients with the State Department of Rehabilitation and complete their Bachelors and Masters degrees at California State University, San Bernardino.
The Writing Center is for students and faculty who are working on:
- Research papers
- Internship reports
- Lab reports
- Books, journal articles, & reviews
- Speeches & presentations
- Scholarship, grant, & graduate school applications
- CBEST, LSAT, & MCAT essays
Go to Find an Internship Web Page for Employer links
What is a Trade Association? "Trade associations are organizations that create a means for businesses involved in a given industry to interact to the mutual benefit of all concerned. Funded by contributions made by the member companies, the trade association often functions as a means of enhancing the public image of the industry in general"...from wisegeek.
Why should students join a trade association? Many trade associations offer student membership rates to allow students to NETWORK with professionals in that industry, as well as to apply for SCHOLARSHIP and INTERNSHIP opportunities offered through a trade association. Below are some links for trade associations.
ACCOUNTING & FINANCE
- American Accounting Association
- Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting
(a unique industry dedicated to the enhanced performance and appearance of all types of vehicles.)
PIHRA Trade Association:
- PHR Certification:
- Information Resources Management Association (IRMA)
- CERT - Organizational Security, Software Assurance....
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR)
MARKETING AND ADVERTISING
- Nat’l Assoc. of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (Student section on careers and internships)