As you embark on your career development journey, we are here to provide support and guidance. We highly recommend you schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor as a first step to assist with your career development. You can meet with a Career Development and Alumni Engagement staff member to discuss any of the following career counseling topics:

Career Planning Guides:

Unsure of where to get started or which career goals to work towards? Your career journey begins when you start your undergrad education. The following are suggestions to help guide you - there's no one size fits all model. We encourage you to explore, self-reflect, assess and identify your values, interests, personality and skills. It's always important to decide what works best for you as an individual.

Self Exploration & Career Exploration:

Explore how your personality, values, skills and interests match potential career pathways and what you can do with your major.

Career Counseling Appointments

Career Development and Alumni Engagement is offering virtual and in-person career counseling appointments for students and alumni. Please use the links below to schedule a time to meet with a counselor. For further assistance, please contact us at 805-437-3270 or

Type of Career Counseling Appointments:
  • Career/major exploration
  • Job & internship searches
  • Resume and cover letter reviews
  • Interview prep/mock interviews
  • Salary negotiation
  • Networking & LinkedIn strategies

Please sign into your myCI to schedule your appointment through Handshake

If you need help navigating Handshake, please use the links below:

*** Please note: Career counseling appointments are not available to Extended University students at this time. ***

Have you already graduated? To be eligible for one-on-one career counseling appointments, CSUCI alumni must be current members of the Alumni & Friends Association. For more information, please visit:

CI does not discriminate in the educational programs or activities it conducts on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, nationality, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, religion, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, medical condition, or special disabled veteran status, Vietnam-era veteran status or other covered veteran status.

The University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Disability Accommodations and Support Services at 805-437-3331 or as soon as possible, but no later than 7 business days prior to the event.

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