Student Involvement and Career Center

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Calendar & Event Descriptions

Career Event Guidelines

The Career Center is committed to creating a safe, professional and business-like environment during all career events. The staff wants to proactively assist organizations, sponsors and guests attending career events to ensure a positive, beneficial experience.

Guidelines for Attendees

By attending, you understand that you are a guest of the organizations sponsoring the career event and agree that you will follow the Code of Conduct. You also understand that the Career Center reserves the right to ask guests to leave.

Guidelines for Employers & Organizations

Employers and organizations attending career events should adhere to the general Policies and Guidelines established by the Career Center.

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On-going Events

On-Campus Interviewing (OCI)

Employers will conduct on-campus interviews from October to November and from February to April in the Career Center. Be sure to attend an optional OCI Program Orientation Workshop and learn strategies for using GatorJOBSExternal Linkto sign up for on-campus interviews.

  • Employers seeking more information about the OCI program can call (415) 338-1764 or click here.

Workshops at Four

To help students identify and find their dream careers in a tight, competitive job market, the Career Center presents a series of workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in SSB 206. In collaboration with the College of Business, the workshops are repeated on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. in BUS 202.

The "Workshops at Four" series has a rotating theme that encompasses the workshop topics listed below. Seating is limited for all workshops, so arrive early. Attend and receive priority access to other career programs and events.

Workshops for International Students

The Office of International Programs (OIP) offers a series of workshops of special interest to F-1 Visa international students that provide current information about working in the U.S. Other workshops are very specific and discuss Practical Training, H1-B Visa and permanent residency.

  • For a complete schedule of OIP workshops and to register, visit the OIP web site at Link

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Event Descriptions

During the Fall and Spring semesters, the Career Center coordinates a variety of career events. Some of these events are open only to SF State students and alumni.


These recruiting events attract top Bay Area employers, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and graduate schools.

Career Expo

Held in the Fall and Spring semesters, the Career Expo provides a great opportunity for students to obtain career information from employers offering entry-level positions and internship programs. The Career Expo is open to SF State students and alumni only.

  • To view further details for the event, click here.

Graduate School Fair

Recruiters from a variety of universities are available to speak with interested students about their graduate school programs. This fair is typically held on the first Tuesday of October.

  • To view further details for the event, click here.

Part-time Job Fair

On-campus and off-campus employers offer part-time positions (work study and non-work study) during this outdoor event held during the first week of classes in late August. Resumes are recommended, but not necessary.

  • To view further details for the event, click here.

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A Career Symposium is an educational program, in collaboration with academic departments at SF State, where alumni and employers give presentations and/or serve on panels. Alumni panelists answer questions such as, "How did you find your job?" or "What is it like during the first year on the job?" Panelists also discuss the transition from "backpack to briefcase," job search strategies, and opportunities in the current job market. Students can chat with employers and alumni about specific employment opportunities and internship/co-op programs during the networking sessions that follow.

Computer Science & Engineering Symposium

Employers and alumni from engineering and computer science fields discuss their company culture, career options, tips on job search and their secrets for succeeding in the word of work. Students have the opportunity to network with employers following the discussion. Co-sponsored by the College of Science & Engineering, this event is held in the Spring semester during National Engineering Week.

Hospitality & Tourism Management Career Symposium

Keynote speakers and an alumni panel discuss current trends in the hospitality industry. This event is attended by students interested in the hospitality, travel and tourism industries. A hospitality/tourism job fair is held following the panel. Co-sponsored by the Hospitality/Tourism Management Department and College of Business. For more information contact Beverly Colinders at (415) 338-1023

Media Career Symposium

The Media Career Symposium is an alumni panel that discusses careers in broadcasting and electronic communication media. Co-sponsored by the Broadcasting and Electronic Communications Arts (BECA) department.

Nursing Career Symposium

This event is for students and alumni interested in nursing careers. The alumni panel discusses the first year of professional nursing, career options and job-search strategies. Co-sponsored by the School of Nursing.

Speed Networking with Professionals

Description of Speed Networking event.

Teacher Career Symposium

Co-sponsored by the College of Education, the Teacher Career Symposium brings together recruiters and alumni to discuss job search and interviewing tips for teacher candidates.

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When you attend a Career Workshop you will receive an Early Access Pass for the SF State Career Expo and be able to register with priority for either a Resume Critique Day or a Practice Interview Day.

Beat the Stress of Job Hunting ©

Is Job-Hunting Getting You Down? Chances are that job hunting is causing stress in your life and that can lower your ability to land a job.

In this interactive workshop, conducted by Dr. Carla-Krystin Andrade, you will learn how the stress of the job search affects your health and effectiveness. You will then learn ten simple strategies to beat the stress of job hunting and secure a job painlessly.

Use LinkedIn to Advance Your Job Search

Befuddled by LinkedIn? Created a profile but don't know what to do next? Attend this workshop presented by Collegial Services to get your LinkedIn skills up to speed!.

Make a Job Fair Work for You

Ever wonder what really goes on at a job fair? How do you introduce yourself? What do you talk about? What questions should you ask? Learn how to network with employers and make a great first impression.

Reminder: Attend this workshop and receive an Early Access Pass to the Career Expo.

Make the Interview Count

Make the Interview Count provides the opportunity to improve your interviewing skills utilizing interactive exercises and a video presentation. Students will also be introduced to Optimal Interview, the Career Centers web-based resource.

Remember: Attend this workshop to receive a Priority Sign-up Pass to the Practice Interview Day.

Job / Internship Search Strategies

Cutting-edge search strategies are required in a competitive job market. Learn valuable hiring information and successful job and internship search tips.

OCI Program Orientation

This orientation provides information about the On-Campus interviewing Program and is recommended for all interested students.

Optimal Resume Orientation(online software)

Attendees of the Optimal Resume Suite workshop will be introduced to an online software to help with the resume writing process. Participants will also learn about Optimal Interview and how it can help with interview preparation.

Rev Up Your Resume

This workshop discusses how various resume styles can be used to tailor your resume to your specific job objective. Bring your resume to get specific questions answered at the end of the workshop.

So You Want to Work in the US?

As an international student, you will learn effective strategies for conducting a job search in the United States.

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All-day Workshop Events

Get Hired! Seminar

Get Hired! provides an opportunity for students to attend up to three different job search workshops in one day. Workshop topics include resume writing, interviewing, finding an internship, and job-search strategies. Employers are also on hand to critique resumes.

Practice Interview Day

This one-day event provides students the opportunity to participate in a practice interview with a local employer and receive constructive feedback about their interviewing skills. Mock interviews with employers will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Remember: Attend the Make the Interview Count workshop to received Priority Sign-up Pass for an interview.

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Employer Presentations

Disney Presentation

The Disney College Program offers students in all majors the opportunity to participate in a paid, internship program at Disneyland or Walt Disney World. Student may also participate immediately after graduation, and the internship is available to F-1 Visa international students. Students interested in management, hospitality, tourism and recreation careers are encouraged to attend the presentations.

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