The CSU Career Center is currently providing both in person and online services in full compliance with CSU’s COVID-19 Guidance.
Use this page to learn more about our online services. Click “chat with us” in the lower right hand corner of our website if you have any questions.
Virtual Career Center Services and Events
What types of virtual services do you provide?
We provide one-on-one career advising appointments that can cover a range of topics, including: career exploration, job applications, networking, and more. These are generally 45 minutes in length. Virtual appointments are done in a video chat format.
We provide drop-in services for quick questions related to career. To use our drop-in services you do not need to schedule an appointment in advance. Simply reach out to us during our drop-in hours to meet with someone virtually.
Check out our connect page to learn how to schedule an online career advising appointment, access drop-ins virtually, and see our current drop-in hours.
We also provide mock interviews online which can be scheduled through Handshake, the same place where you can schedule an appointment. In your meeting notes, indicate that you would like to do a mock interview and include some information about the position you will be interviewing for. You can also use the web resource Big Interview to practice interviewing on your own time.
Do you all host virtual events?
Yes! Currently we are hosting some events exclusively in person, some events only online, and some events are operating in a hybrid format.
There are several places to find out about career related events. First, look at the events tab in Handshake. The Career Center website also has an events page. Events are added on a rolling basis so be sure to check back regularly.
Job and Internship Searching in a Virtual Environment
I'm really interested in remote work. How do I find remote jobs?
Remote jobs have become fairly common recently. Look to see if there is a filter near location on a job board and type in remote. This is a feature for the major job search sites like Google, LinkedIn, and Indeed, and can be found on smaller sites as well. Flexjobs is a well-known site for remote/flexible jobs.
My interview is a video interview. What advice do you have?
We have a fantastic virtual interview preparation resource: Big Interview. You can choose questions you want to practice responding to, record yourself answering them, and review it to improve. In general, it’s important to practice virtual interviews to test your internet connection strength, make sure you have a quiet and clean environment, and get accustomed to looking into the camera to improve eye contact instead of at yourself on the screen. Also, check out our interview preparation resources in the Online Resource Center, use drop-ins to get some of your questions answered, or schedule a virtual mock interview appointment.
Are virtual informational interviews acceptable to do?
Yes! And depending on the person, it may be their preferred mode of meeting. Asking to do a short video chat with someone may be more convenient than meeting in person at a coffee shop. How you ask for an informational interview matters. You want to make sure that you are asking to learn more about the person and their experience and not directly asking for a job opportunity right away. Take on the role of learner, seeking advice from someone who is in a place you would like to be one day. To learn more about what an informational interview is and why they are helpful in the job search, click here.
How can I stay up to date with the types of services and events you provide?
If you are a current student, you can stay in know about all of the Career Center’s happenings through the Career Center Weekly email newsletter.
We also have an active Instagram page as well as a robust website that details how to connect with us, how to find jobs, and lists our events. Check out the tabs above to find what you’re looking for.
Can I still access your events and services once I graduate?
Yes! You can! For up to one full year after you graduate, you can access all of the Career Center’s services, exactly how you would during your time as a student. This includes drop-ins, appointments, and all events. After one year, you can still access services. Click here for more information.
Our events are open to alumni. If you would like to attend an event as an alum, please contact Angela Hayes through email to RSVP. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org