2017 - 2018 Annual Report

2017 – 2018 Annual Report Career Development Center

Go Beach

Vision Statement

To be recognized as the leader in providing effective practices and resources in delivering career decision making and job search services using a student-centered philosophy and seamless integration of technology. Through collaborative efforts with students, alumni, employers, faculty and staff the university becomes the talent source of choice for employers in the local, regional, national, and global marketplace.

Mission Statement

To educate and empower students through the process of self-discovery, exploration and personal development as they prepare for career success in the global workforce.

Value Statement

The “Values” listed below transcend and illuminate the ideals and services that the Career Development Center aspires towards in each interaction undertaken. We believe that putting our “Values” into practice creates long-term benefits for all those we serve.


We encourage a spirit of partnership in areas of common interest amongst the campus community, including the regional, national and international community.


We strive for quality, innovation and success in all programs and services.


We act with honesty, respect and trust.


We welcome and support individual and group diversity and inclusion in all our communications and interactions.

Student Engagement Through Collaboration

Dream, Become, Succeed

In 2016 – 2017 the Career Development Center team began the process of reimagining how our students are introduced to their career education and job search process. After listening to our students, faculty, staff and community partners, we embarked on a planning process to examine our approach and practice of delivering career education. This process has resulted in the development of the new Career Success Model specifically designed to help students discover their DREAM career, assist them to BECOME career ready, and SUCCEED in landing an internship and/or career employment. We believe this new approach in partnership with the campus community better supports the campus’ strategic priorities of Intellectual Achievement, Inclusive Excellence, and Public Good, as well as the campus’ Graduation Initiative, Student Engagement, Staff Success, External Support and Community Relations goals.

This 2017 – 2018 annual report is a snapshot of our story of reenvisioning career services and will become the foundation for us to continue to grow and improve career education in the years to come. We are now poised to better support students as they pursue their careers and livelihood. We are proud of the work we have accomplished and are excited to share our annual report. Our results showcase the strength of our partnership with the university and workforce community. There is still a great deal of work ahead, and we look forward to continued collaboration, evolution and excellence in providing career education to our students.

To learn more about the DREAM, BECOME, and SUCCEED Career Success Model please contact any of our Career Counseling team members.

Manuel Pérez

Student Accounts Employers New Employers Jobs Posted Full-Time Internships Internships Paid Internships Unpaid Part-Time Other
34,692 18,465 1,536 10,528 5,367 2,289 1,400 900 1,906 963
Career Services
Drop-in Sessions Career Counseling Appointments On-Campus Interviews Employers On-Campus Interviews Students Interviewed Info Sessions Employers Info Sessions Students Interviewed Class Presentations Class Presentations Student Attendees Workshops & Webinars Workshops & Webinars Student Attendees
2,970 2,558 92 892 62 1,138 208 6,293 171 2,974
Special Events
2017 Fall Internship Conference 2018 Latina Connection Conference Industry Spotlight - The Spirit of Entrepreneurship in the Arts Industry Spotlight - Bio-Sciences Expo - Science & Mathematics
165 94 101 148 123
Job Fairs
Employer Job Fair Attendees - Total Employer Job Fair Attendees - Fall 2017 2 Day Event Employer Job Fair Attendees - Fall 2017 Engineering Employer Job Fair Attendees - Spring 2018 Business & Healthcare Employer Job Fair Attendees - Spring 2018 Government & Social Service Employer Job Fair Attendees - Spring 2018 Educators’ Employer Job Fair Attendees - Spring 2018 Hospitality Employer Job Fair Attendees - Spring 2018 Summer & Part-Time
472 117 71 82 45 85 32 30
Social Media Followers
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest
4,808 1,750 1,204 920