Career Counseling Appointments

Career counseling is a systematic approach to facilitating the career decision-making and job search process. It is a partnership between you and your career counselor designed to assist you in making important decisions about your major, career, job search or graduate studies.

Meet your Career Education/Counseling and College Outreach Team:

Contact Information | CDC | California State University Long Beach (

Counselor meeting with student virtually

Career counselors are available to assist you with a range of career-related concerns through in-person or online appointments. Choose from the following appointment topics:

Career Exploration and Decision Making

  • Assessments (60 min)
  • Major Exploration (60 min)
  • Career Exploration and Planning (60 min)

Job and Internship Search Preparation

  • Resume/Cover Letter Review (30 min)
  • LinkedIn Review (30 min)
  • Job Search Resources (30 min)
  • Internship/Volunteer Search (30 min)
  • Salary Negotiation (30 min)
  • Job Search Strategy (60 min)
  • Interview Preparation (60 min)
  • Career Fair Preparation (60 min)

Graduate and Professional School

  • Exploring Graduate and Professional School (60 min)
  • Graduate School Application Review (60 min)
  • Graduate School Prerequisite Inquiries (60 min)
  • Graduate School Interview Preparation (60 min)

The appointment topic you select gives your counselor an idea of what you’d like to discuss, but it does not limit your appointment in any way. Your counselor will tailor your appointment to your needs – just let us know how we can help!

Scheduling a Counseling Appointment

To make an appointment with a career counselor:

  1. Sign in to Beach Connect through Single Sign-On (SSO)
  2. From your Beach Connect homepage, click on [Get Assistance]
  3. From the drop-down menu, choose [Career Counseling] for type of appointment
  4. Choose the reason for your appointment and view available times
  5. Scroll down to the bottom and select online or in person appointment

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM

Got a quick question on a major or career-related matter? Need your resume critiqued? Drop-in advising offers 15-minute sessions available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Meet our Peer Advisors

Charles Alagos
Bachelor of Arts in Human Development
Undergraduate Student

Chris Howell

Chris Howell
Master of Arts in International Affairs
Graduate Student

Maria Garcia Mendez

Maria Garcia Mendez
Bachelor of Arts in Human Development
Undergraduate Student

Sarah Sasaki

Sarah Sasaki
Master of Science in Counseling
Student Development in Higher Education
Graduate Student


Drop-In Advising Topics

  • Resume and Cover Letter Critique
  • Job and Internship Resources
  • Quick questions on major or other career-related matters

Other topics (e.g., interview preparation, career planning, major exploration, etc.) often require more time with a career counselor and are better suited to a 30- or 60-minute counseling appointment.

Visit the "Instructions To Access Career Services" section for instructions on how to access drop-in advising.

Drop-In Hours

Monday – Friday, 12 PM - 3 PM
* Tuesday hours extended to 6:30 PM during fall and spring semesters.

The Career Development Center (CDC) serves current students and alumni. Visit the CDC Alumni page for information on accessing services after graduation.