Welcome, CSUN students!
CareerLink can help with:
- Educational and career decision-making.
- Goal setting.
- Job search strategies.
- Locating employment opportunities.
Using CareerLink, you can learn about yourself, college and the world of work. You can identify what you are interested in, what’s important to you and what strengths you have, and then compare the results with majors and occupations. Through CareerLink, you will find a sense of purpose, become job search ready and learn how to manage your career path.
We join a growing network of over 700 universities and 300,000 employers already using Handshake. Handshake’s modern platform makes it easy for students to explore thousands of employment opportunities. Handshake’s responsive mobile experience lets you access your account while on the go. In Handshake students can:
- Apply for jobs and internships
- Track the dates for career fairs and events
- Sign-up for On-Campus Interviews
- Get personalized career recommendations
- And More.
Orientation to the Career Center
Find Jobs and Internships
Handshake offers access to our job board and online career services. In Handshake, you can find and apply for jobs and internships, sign-up for Career Center events and workshops, upload your resume, practice interviewing or, schedule an on-campus interview. All on-campus federal work-study jobs and most student assistant positions are posted in Handshake. More than 500 CSUN alumni are available through the Matador Network to mentor you on your educational and career goals.
If you are new to Handshake, you will need to register and complete a profile. Your profile information is important because employers often use that information in searching for candidates who meet certain job qualifications. You can access Handshake through CareerLink using your CSUN credentials.
Fradulent Job Offers
It has come to our attention that CSUN students are receiving fraudulent job offers from people posing as reputable employers. The CSUN Career Center has not given your information to these employers.
If an employer requests you to deposit a check into your bank account, please do not deposit the check.
If the check was mailed through the US Postal Service, report it to the local police department as this is considered mail fraud.
Please use your own discretion when applying for any jobs online and if you are questioning the validity of a job offer please feel free to contact the CSUN Career Center.
Find more information regarding these scams here:
Meet Your Peer Educators
The mission statement of the peer educator program is, "By building meaningful peer-to-peer interactions, we help students on their journey from academic to a professional career."
When you visit the Career Center, you will most likely meet a peer educator. The peer educators are here to help you get started. Our current peer educators are students like you, who are familiar with the career development process and can speak to you about Career Center resources, resume and cover letter development, and job search strategies.
They can also just listen as you begin sorting out what your next steps should be. You may also see the career peer educators on campus as they share the resources of the Career Center.
Check out our video for more information on our peer educators. You can contact the peer educators by either stopping by the Career Center located in Bayramian Hall 413, emailing us at email@example.com or calling (818) 677-2878.
Hi Matadors! My name is Abby, and I am a sophomore here at CSUN, majoring in Kinesiology, Exercise Science. After receiving my Bachelor’s Degree, I plan to move onto graduate school to master in Physician Assistant (PA) Studies. This is my first year as a Peer Educator, and I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to work with all of you and be of assistance during your academic and professional career journeys. My goal is to welcome you and answer any questions you might have, as well as help you discover more about your passions and interests. I look forward to meeting you. See you at the Career Center!
Hello Matadors, my name is Isela! I'm currently a senior majoring in Family Studies with a minor in Child and Adolescent Development. It's my first year as a Peer Educator, and cannot be any more excited to start this journey. I have a strong passion for helping students who are struggling with their career path because, from my experience, I understand the stress that comes with choosing the right resources and appreciated the advice I received. After I graduate, I plan on pursuing a master's degree in Career Counseling, so I can continue to inspire, interact, and mentor students. The Peer Educators are here to help in any way, see you at the Career Center!
Hello everyone! My name is Itzel, and I am the EOP Career Peer Educator! Having worked with Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) in the past has allowed me to find a passion in helping and working with students who are underrepresented and may need a helping hand while pursuing higher education. I am also a fourth-year student majoring in Psychology. After I graduate from CSUN, I hope to receive my Master's in College Counseling and Student Services. This is my first year as a Peer Educator and can't wait to meet you all! Please do not hesitate to reach out and ask for help!
Hey Matadors! My name is Jason, and I am a Junior at CSUN, majoring in public health. After graduation, I will attend grad school to receive my master’s in School Counseling. I love helping others in any way I can. This is my first year at the Career Center, and I’m excited to assist you all in any career exploration or questions you might have. This year, my goal is to make every interaction a fun and informative one, even though this virtual world. I look forward to meeting everyone. Don’t hesitate to stop by! See you at the Career Center!
Tseng College Students
ELIGIBILITY: Currently enrolled Tseng College students with an @my.csun.edu email address.
CSUN matriculated students enrolled in summer session through TSENG College have access to all career services provided to currently enrolled CSUN students with no lapse in services from spring to fall semesters.
ACCOUNT ACTIVATION IS REQUIRED with a completed profile in Handshake prior to services being rendered. Login to www.csun.edu/careerlink/handshake with your CSUN portal ID and Password – select the Go to Handshake button then select the blue California State University Northridge button. Fill out your career interest profile and get started. For additional help email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAREER SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CSUN CAREER CENTER
Access to CareerLink’s Virtual Career Services and Employment Opportunities | csun.edu/careerlink
- Job and internship postings – Apply for jobs online!
- Self-guided career activities | career-ready skill tutorials
- Job search resources and techniques | LinkedIn tips
- How to guides for resumes and interviews | sample resumes
- Career profiles, salary information, trends
- Find employer by academic program – access to Buzzfile
- Alternatives after graduation + graduate school advice
- Special advice for class level or community associations
- Links to professional organizations by career field
- Self-knowledge and goal setting
- And much more…
Access to Career Events and Resources (campus parking fees not included)
- Job Fair Attendance
- Networking Activities
- Company Information Sessions
- Career Library Resources (materials not available for check-out)
- Resume reviews at scheduled resume critique days only (ResuMake-Over)
- Practice interviews at scheduled mock interview days only
- Career Education Activities (workshops, presentations, and webinars)
- Panels and Career Center sponsored events
TSENG College students are not eligible for On-Campus Interviews, Career Counseling Sessions or Matty’s Closet services.
*Registration enters your email address and profile information in the Career Center's database. We may send email notices to inform you of services, events, and membership renewal. The Career Center does not sell email addresses or personal information
Student Club or Organization Presentation Request
If you are a member of a student group, or a representative from a student organization, interested in working with the Career Center on a presentation for your group, please select this option.