PLANNING FOR LIFE AFTER CSU
CAREER SERVICES PROGRAMS AND OPTIONS
Central to your University experience is engaging in career exploration and planning for life after graduation. As part of this personal and professional development, CSU students can gain knowledge of job-search strategies, marketplace realities, and skills specific to their field at Career Services. A full range of student-focused programs and confidential services are available to all CSU students from their first year through graduation and into alumni status.
Career Services provides personalized career advising at all levels, to students who are finishing their degree programs. Areas of advisement include resume critiques, mock interviews and job search advice. You may meet with a career coordinator to discuss your post-graduation plans and learn about networking in your field and the job market for your career interests.
Twice a year, CSU hosts the largest career fair in Northern Ohio. In addition, a Career Fair for those interested in government and the public sector is ideal for students seeking to connect with potential government employers.
Internships are a good way to enhance your college experience and build your resume while you’re in school. The Career Services Center collaborates with academic departments to cultivate internship experiences for students. Along with increased knowledge of their career field, students may also earn academic credit.
Cooperative Education (Co-op) experiences are available to provide students with the opportunity to work and gain experience in their field of choice. In a Co-op experience, students usually alternate or parallel semesters of work/study. Students must take a career exploration course (CSC 121, 224 or 321) and meet with a Career Services Center coordinator to develop a personalized career plan.
The Career Services Center administers the Student Employment Program. The program is designed to assist matriculating students in financing their education, developing essential job skills and enhancing their University experience. Students must indicate on their FAFSA if they are interested in receiving a Federal Work-Study award. Student employment opportunities (both Federal Work-Study and non-Work-Study) are available online.
CSUcareerline and on campus recruiting program
Be sure to register with CSUcareerline, our online electronic job board and resume posting service. The On Campus Recruiting Program brings employers to you at the Career Services Center. Workshops on resume writing, interviewing and job search techniques are offered periodically during each semester. Schedule a mock interview to practice before the bid day. You may also use other electronic resources, including “Going Global,” designed to help you learn about jobs overseas, and “Reference USA,” a comprehensive directory of employers nationwide.
Career Services is located in Rhodes West (RW), Room 280. For more information, call 216.687.2233 or visit www.csuohio.edu/career.