Career Services

Student Resources and Additional Information


My Plan:
Whether you’re choosing a major, planning ahead for your first career, or thinking about making a career change, can help you explore options and bring clarity and insight into figuring out what’s right for you.

My Next Move:
My Next Move provides easy-to-use search options and career overviews for students and job seekers.

Occupational Outlook Handbook:
The OOH is a searchable career guide that covers more than 300 occupations. The OOH is widely used by students, jobseekers, people who are considering changing careers, and career guidance professionals.

Cleveland State University offers free access to the Focus Career and Education Planning Program. Focus is a self-paced, online program that helps you explore majors and related career fields that are compatible with your personality and work interests. Your assessment results are matched with potential career options and major areas of study at Cleveland State University.

How to create a Focus account:

Step 1: Click here to access the registration page and select "NEW USER" to create an account.

Step 2: Enter VIKINGS as the access code.

Step 3: Complete the registration with your information.

Salary Calculator: 
The Salary Calculator Center provides job seekers and employers with reliable salary data.  



Career Services offers CareerConnection as a resource for employers to connect with CSU students and alumni seeking internships, co-ops, and career related jobs. We strive to keep fraudulent job postings off CareerConnection as each employer and position is reviewed by someone on our team. CSU exercises due diligence to root out false advertisements/scams but students must also use their best judgment and they should never pay any money or fees to apply for or obtain a job. 

If you have encountered a fraudulent posting on CareerConnection, please contact Career Services at so we can research the group and remove the employer from the system. 


Avoiding a Job Posting Scam

  • Do not give your personal bank account, PayPal account, or credit card information to a new employer.
  • Do not agree to have funds or paychecks directly deposited into any accounts by a new employer.
  • Do not forward, transfer or send by courier (i.e. FedEx, UPS), or “wire” any money to any employer, for any employer, using your personal account(s).

In general, applicants do not pay a fee to obtain a job (when in doubt, consult with Career Services first).