Policies & Resources

Thank you for your interest in recruiting at CSULB! We have provided a list of guidelines and resources to address common questions and information on more unique situations.

Policies and resources

The Career Development Center is located at 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Brotman Hall #250 (2nd floor)

Tip: Most navigation apps will recognize ‘Brotman Hall’ as the destination or Campus Maps

The interactive campus map is available at California State University - Long Beach (concept3d.com)

Short-term parking is available in parking lot E1, directly in front (west) of Brotman Hall.

If parking on campus, paid parking is required. Any citations received are the responsibility of the employer and cannot be refunded. More information can be found at Parking and Transportation Services | California State University, Long Beach (csulb.edu)

The Career Development Center is committed to ethical and equitable events, programs, and practices. Our center thoroughly reviews each employer registration, job opportunity, and event registration. It’s our commitment to provide CSULB students with vetted organizations and quality opportunities through our job board, CareerLINK, and all recruitment events and programs. See our guidelines here.

Third-Party Recruiter

Third-Party Recruiters who choose to post positions on CareerLINK Jobs must:

  • Identify as a third-party agency or recruiter in the position description.
  • Third-party recruiters are employment agencies, search firms, contract recruiters, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs.
  • The position description should begin with the statement "We are a third-party recruiter seeking candidates on behalf of our client..."
  • Adhere to the Posting Guidelines and NACE Principles for Employment Professionals.
  • Not charge any fees to the applicants.
  • If requested, disclose to the CDC client contact information, the nature of the relationship between the agency and the client, to whom the student's credentials will be disclosed and if necessary, permit the CDC to verify this information.

Hiring an International Student - Resources

International students are a great addition to any company; their talents, unique personalities, and skills make them perfect candidates for employment.

The amendments made in federal laws governing non-citizens, specifically the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) and the code of Federal Regulations (CFR) governing CPT and OPT make the hiring of International students possible.

Students and Employment

A significant number of international students on F-1 visas, currently residing in the U.S. are eligible for employment under certain conditions. Practical Training: International students on F-1 visas can seek employment in areas related to their major field of study before and after graduation. There are two types of practical training:

  1. Curricular Practical Training (CPT): F-1 students are eligible to participate in a curricular practical training program as an integral part of their academic curriculum. CPT is an alternative work/study, internship or practicum in the students’ major field of study. It allows international students to work off-campus while they are still finishing their studies, during a specific academic term (Fall, Spring, Winter, or Summer). By participating in CPT, students engage themselves in curricular-related employment, part-time during the Fall and Spring semesters and up to full-time (20+hrs. per week) during official academic breaks.
  2. Optional Practical Training (OPT): F-1 students may be authorized for full-time employment through OPT after the completion of their studies at CSULB. If approved for OPT, students are eligible to work for up to 12 months. While in OPT, international students may work only in a job related to their major. Additionally, students with qualified STEM degrees may be eligible for an additional 17 months of OPT. Therefore, international students with STEM degrees can be eligible to work legally in the U.S. for up to 29 months.

Providing salary on your job and internship postings is an equitable practice that, as of January 1, 2023, is required for California companies with 15 or more employees. For all other organizations, this practice is highly encouraged by the Career Development Center. Due to the frequency of searches by salary on CareerLINK, our students greatly appreciate it when this information is available and allows for them to make better-informed decisions when applying for your openings. A few online resources have been listed for convenience.

Symplicity Recruit is not managed by our Career Development Staff. Those employers that select to pay the service fee and “Post to Multiple Schools” prior to posting a position will opt into a third-party service hosted through Symplicity. Please note that this is different than CareerLINK, which is exclusive to CSULB students and alumni. If you need your password reset for Symplicity Recruit, please click here.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), provides Principles for Employment Professionals that promote professionalism during the recruitment process.