Cleveland State University

Career Services Center

Alumni

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?
We're in Rhodes Tower West (RW) Room 280. If you need directions, please call our front desk at 216.687.2233 or click here for directions to our campus. Click here to view CSU campus map.

How do I register for Alumni Services?
It's a good idea to make an appointment with your career coordinator when you decide to use the Career Services Center. Just call 216.687.2233 to schedule an appointment. Your coordinator will be able to explain our services in greater detail and will be able to create a CSUcareerline account for you.

Who should I ask for when I call for an appointment?
Call (216) 687-2233, tell us your major and your graduation date, and we will assign you the proper career coordinator.
  
If I have already graduated, may I still use Career Services?
Certainly! Our services are free for up to one year after you graduate from CSU. If you graduated over one year ago, you may arrange a free half-hour appointment with a career advisor to discuss our services and determine if they are appropriate for you. If you decide that you want to take advantage of the services we provide, there is an minimal alumni fee of $30.00 per year. You may then access the CSUcareerline system, use the library resources, and work with an advisor in Career Services to develop a career plan (limit of three visits).

How can I pay the $30.00 Alumni Fee?
You can visit the Cashier's Office located in the Main Classroom Building, room 116 during their office hours and bring a copy of your receipt to your appointment. You may also mail your check made out to Cleveland State University to the Career Services Center, 2121 Euclid Avenue, RW 280, Cleveland, OH 44115. Please indicate that you are paying for the $30.00 Alumni Career Services fee. If you are a member of CSU's Alumni Association you will receive a 10% discount off of this fee. Click here if you would like more information about the Cashier's Office location and hours of operation.

If I did not graduate from CSU, can I still use the Career Services?
For non-alumni, there is a $55.00 annual fee which includes all services except On-Campus Recruiting.

What is Personal Career Assistance?
It is what we do on a daily basis to assist students and alumni in their job search processes. If your resume needs work - we can help. If you have never been on a job interview or need to sharpen your skills, the mock interview program is available. If you are thinking about changing your career and need more information, we're here to listen, offer advice and specialized resources.

What is CSUcareerline?
CSUcareerline is an on-line service of the Career Services Center. CSUcareerline will enable you to upload a professional resume, which you may make available to employers. You can also access full-time degreed job postings through the system and, if you choose, email your resume to employers.

How can I register on CSUcareerline?
To register on CSUcareerline, go to http://csucareerline.experience.com and create your "Profile". Please allow 2-3 business days for the office to process your registration and verify your graduation date and payment, if necessary. You will receive an email as to whether or not your account has been approved. After your registration is approved, you will be able to access the job postings and upload your resume.

I'm thinking about changing my career, can I take an assessment tests?

If you have graduated less than a year ago or have already paid your fee, then you can take advantage of two assessment tools that we offer - Choices Planner and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Click here for more information about the assessments tools.

I would like to become a mentor to current CSU students. How can I sign up?
Simply register at CSUcareerline and click on "Career Conversations" on the left side of your page. It will take you approximately 10-15 minutes to fill out your profile. Once you submit your information, current CSU students and recent graduates may contact you.

Can I utilize the Career Resource Library in the Career Services Center ?
All alumni are welcome to utilize library resources on site: job posting binders, job search and career management publications and books, and computers with Internet access. During our business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, visit our office to find leads in the Job Books and to conduct research on companies, occupations or career fields.

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