Q. Who is eligible to use the services at the Cleveland State
University Career Services Center?
A. CSU students enrolled either full or part time in a degree program and alumni who have graduated in the past twelve months.
Q. Are there fees to use your services?
A. There are no fees for current students and those who have graduated less than a year ago. For alumni who have graduated more than twelve months ago, there is a $30.00 annual fee. For non-CSU students or alumni, there is a $55.00 annual fee.
Q. How do I locate part-time or summer jobs?
A. Summer and part time jobs are posted on the CSUcareerline website.
Q. Do you have resources for finding an internship?
A. Register with the Career Services Center to gain access to CSUcareerline, our web site that lists local internships, part-time and full-time opportunities. Also, the Career Services Center belongs to NEOintern, a consortium which allows you to view internships from other universities. Make an appointment with a Career Services coordinator to discuss your options by calling 216-687-2233.
Q. How do I get credit for my internship?
A. Each academic department has its own crediting procedure for internships.
Q. I don’t know what I want to do in terms of a career. Can you help me?
A. There are several resources for undecided students. You can take a course called CSC 121 Career Orientation (one credit) or the CSC 224 Career Exploration (three credits) course. In these classes students use various self assessment tools and exercises to learn about themselves and careers that match their interests and abilities.
Q. Are there tests I can take to help me decide on a major?
A. Yes. We use the Choices Planner online assessment tool, and we offer the Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator, which you may take by making an appointment with a Career Services coordinator. The CSU Counseling Center also offers testing that may be helpful.
Q. How do I find out what jobs connect with my major?
A. Visit the "Choosing A Career" section of the Career Services Center web site that will give you some ideas.
Q. How can the Career Services Center help me find a career position during my senior year or after graduation?
A. Career Fairs- two major career fairs are set up each year for networking. Click here for this year's dates.
Job Vacancy Listings- Binders in the CSU Career Services Center's career library contain numerous up-dated job leads for many occupations.
Resume Referral System- Post your resume on-line so potential employers can view/print it. This service is available only to enrolled students and registered alumni. You must register with Career Services to do this.
On Campus Recruiting Program- More than 100 employers visit CSU annually to interview students from a variety of majors. The On Campus Recruiting Program is coordinated through a web-based system and protected by user names and passwords. You will need to register and attend an On Campus Recruiting Workshop to utilize this program.
Q. How can the CSU Career Services Center help me with graduate school?
A. You can pick up a copy of a graduate school guide in our office in RW 280. Be sure to check the Cleveland State University's College of Graduate Studies webpage to see all the graduate programs offered by CSU. For a comprehensive online source of graduate school information, click here.
Q. Where can I find information about salaries?
A. The quarterly salary survey developed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is available in the Career Resource Library at the CSU Career Services Center. More information is available here in our Salary webpage. You may also contact your career coordinator for information about your specific major.
Q. What are some good internet sites I can use to locate employment?
A. We have put together a comprehensive list of career related websites that you may access just by visiting our “Career Websites” section of our website.
Q. How do I get information on writing resumes and cover letters?
A. There are a variety of resume and cover letter books located in the Career Resource Library. You may also attend a resume workshop - dates and times are listed here and on the calendar of CSUcareerline.
Q. How do I get information on Interview Preparation?
A. The Mock Interview Handbook is a good place to start. You may also attend an Interview Preparation workshop - dates and times are listed here and on the calendar of CSUcareerline. Visit the ‘Interviewing” section of our website for more help.
Q. What is the best way to find out what career events are scheduled?
A. Visit the “Events” section of our website for a complete schedule of workshops, career fairs and special events or log into CSUcareerline.