We offer a variety of workshops throughout the semester to assist students in career exploration, planning, and preparation.  Our in-person workshops are designed to be interactive and provide students with an opportunity to work with a Career Counselor in a hands-on group setting.  

In addition, we provide a convenient alternative to in-person workshops with pre-recorded taping of a live in-person workshop, PowerPoint presentations and companion guide. The content of the PowerPoint and companion guide was specifically designed to be utilized together in a self-guided process to obtain similar information provided at an in-person workshop.  A pre-recorded taping of a live in-person workshop may not be available for all workshops.

Spring 2015 Workshop Series


Exploring Career Pathways

Not sure about your career paths? Want to know more about career possibilities? Learn how to explore and research detailed information about specific career paths including the nature of the work, education and training requirements, advancement opportunities, employment, salary, and job outlook.

Date: Monday, February 9, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bell Tower 1548 (Career Development Center)

PowerPoint (MS Powerpoint, 456 KB) 
PowerPoint in PDF (PDF, 478 KB)
Accessible Presentation (PDF, 537 KB) 
Self-Guided Companion (PDF, 367 KB)
YouTube Video


 Graduate School Application Planning

Plan & prepare for the graduate school application process to meet admission requirements and deadlines.

Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Bell Tower 1548 (Career Development Center)

PowerPoint (MS Powerpoint, 709 KB) 
PowerPoint in PDF (PDF, 943.2 KB)
Accessible Presentation (PDF, 521.6 KB) 
Self-Guided Companion (PDF, 230 KB) 


 Plan B: Graduate School or Full-Time Work?

Are you considering the benefits and limitations of attending graduate school versus working full-time? Find out how to critically analyze your options and prepare for post-graduation.

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Bell Tower 1548 (Career Development Center)

PowerPoint (MS PowerPoint, 774KB) 
PowerPoint in PDF (PDF, 1.2 MB) 
YouTube Video


 Career Boot Camp Session #1

Participate in a comprehensive three-session program intentionally designed for the needs of graduating seniors.  In the first session students will verify their career goals through research and engage in a resume activity. Please bring 2-3 printed copies of your resume. (PowerPoint and Self-Guided Companion will be available on Friday March 27, 2015)

Date: Friday, March 27, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Bell Tower 1548 (Career Development Center)


How to Prepare For the Fair: Workshop

Obtain last minute tips on how to effectively prepare for the Career & Internship Fair and connect with potential employers.

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time: 3:00 p.m. –  4:00 p.m.
Location: Bell Tower 1548 (Career Development Center)


 Career Boot Camp Session #2

In the second session students will review strategies to maximize their job/internship search and learn how to build their professional network. (PowerPoint and Self-Guided Companion will be available on Friday April 10, 2015)

Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Bell Tower 1548 (Career Development Center)


How to Prepare For the Fair: Workshop

Obtain last minute tips on how to effectively prepare for the Career & Internship Fair and connect with potential employers.

Date: Monday, April 13, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. –  11:00 a.m.
Location: Bell Tower 1548 (Career Development Center)


Career Boot Camp Session #3

In the third session students will learn how to develop their personal brand and answer tough interview questions. (PowerPoint and Self-Guided Companion will be available on Friday April 24, 2015)

Date: Friday, April 24, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Bell Tower 1548 (Career Development Center)


Linkedin 101

Discover how employers recruit with social media and how to integrate LinkedIn as a job search tool in this hands-on workshop. *Please bring your own personal laptop to create or edit your LinkedIn Profile*

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 3:00 p.m. –  4:30 p.m.
Location: Bell Tower 1548 (Career Development Center)

Additional Workshops


 Job/Internship Search Strategies

Find out how to implement job search strategies to take your search to a whole new level.

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bell Tower 1548 (Career Development Center)

PowerPoint (MS Powerpoint, 563 KB) 
PowerPoint in PDF (PDF, 973 KB)
Accessible Presentation (PDF, 538 KB) 
Self-Guided Companion (PDF, 268 KB) 
YouTube Video


 Career Boot Camp (Spring 2014 version)

Participate in a crash course boot camp to obtain the necessary skills to locate full-time employment, prepare for the interview process, and learn how to secure an employment opportunity. This boot camp is designed for graduating seniors and alumni. However, the boot camp is open to all students interested in internships and/or employment. 

PowerPoint (MS PowerPoint, 1.4 MB)
PowerPoint in PDF (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Accessible Presentation (PDF, 608 KB)
Self-Guided Companion (PDF, 246 KB)


Design A Plan That Leads To Your Career Success! (Online Only)

Identify the process of creating and achieving short-term and long-term career goals. Learn how to make career decisions and prepare for your future career opportunities.

Accessible Presentation (MS PowerPoint, 98 KB)


Getting Started: Discover Your Career Interest (Online Only)

Learn about Career and Personality assessments that assist CI students with your career exploration.

Accessible Presentation (MS PowerPoint, 86 KB)


*Please make sure to print the guide and complete the information while following the PowerPoint presentation.  Access and availability to alternative workshop resources is subject to change and the most current information or content may not be available.*


For more information, please contact the Career Development Center at (805) 437-3270 orcareer.services@csuci.edu . Persons who, because of a special need or condition, would like to request an accommodation should contact Disability Resource Programs at (805) 437-3331 or email accommodations@csuci.edu as soon as possible, but no later than 5 business days before the event, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.