Utilize the below resources to assist in your job and internship search. Make an appointment with Graduate Business Career Services to discuss your job search strategy.
Grad Business Hot Jobs & Opportunities
Relevant internship and job opportunities for graduate business students are regularly gathered and updated on the Hot Jobs and Opportunities. Also, check out events and opportunities taking place on and off campus that are relevant to graduate business students. For more information go to the Connect: Getting a Job webpage.
Over 13,000 full-time, part-time, on campus and internship positions are posted annually on CareerLINK. This job board is exclusively for CSULB students and alumni. For more information go to the Connect: Getting a Job webpage.
CSULB Job Fairs
A job fair provides an opportunity for students to meet with a large number of employers, in one setting, who are specifically seeking CSULB students for the purpose of employment. Companies may have entry-level (or higher) career openings, part-time positions and/or paid and volunteer internships. For more information go to the job fair information webpage.
On Campus Interviews (OCI)
If you are seeking internships or full-time, professional employment, OCI brings prospective employers to the Career Development Center to interview and hire CSULB students and alumni. For more information about OCI go to the OCI information webpage.
You should always negotiate your salary when taking a position or asking for a raise from your current organization. It is important that you are prepared to discuss salary and do you research to determine your market value. Utilize the below tools to help in your salary research and make an appointment with Graduate Business Career Services to discuss salary negotiation tips and practice techniques.
- Salary Research
Watch videos about salary negotiation from Beyond B-School on the following topics. To access Beyond B-School log into your single sign on and then log into CareerLINK:
- Negotiation Compensation1: Timing is Everything
- Negotiation Compensation 2: Determining Your Market Value
- Negotiation Compensation 3: Getting the Optimal Package
One of the top ways to build your network and connect with employers is conducting informational interviews. Informational interviews also allow you to explore different career fields and learn industry information from professionals in the field. The purpose of an informational interview is to gain information, not ask for a job.
You can conduct informational interviews with employers, CSULB Graduate Business alumni, your undergraduate institution alumni, professors and colleagues. LinkedIN is a great tool for locating professionals to interview in your job function and industry of choice.
Questions to Ask During an Informational Interview:
- Tell me more about your career path.
- What does a typical day in this position look like?
- What do you like or dislike about your position?
- What education, skills and experience is required for this position?
- What is the hiring process like at your organization?
- What skill sets would you say are important in the industry?
- Where do you see the industry going?
- What advice would you give to someone wanting to enter this field?
- Is there anyone else you recommend I speak with based on my career interests?
Work Authorization for International Students
International students, watch the brief recorded webinar on career tips specifically designed for international students to help you understand your employment authorization and utilize the on campus resources to help in your career development as soon as the first semester.
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If you are an international student, you need to gain proper work authorization to gain an internship, Curricular Practical Training (CPT), or job once you graduate, Optional Practical Training (OPT). For more information check out the Employment section on the Center for International Education (CIE) website.
- Internship Guide for International Students
- International Student Companies
International student are able to engage in on campus employment if you are a full time student in good academic standing. You can look for positions by browsing CareerLINK and searching for part-time (on campus positions) or these CSULB on campus opportunities.