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. Click here to schedule an appointment today. You can meet virtually with a Career Development and Alumni Engagement staff member to discuss any of the following career counseling topics:

  • Career Exploration: Explore how your personality, values, skills and interests match potential career pathways and what you can do with your major.
  • Career Assessment Interpretation: Meet with a Career Counselor to discuss your CI Career Journey or MBTI Personality Type assessment results.
  • Resume/cover letter review: Obtain individual support from the Career Development and Alumni Engagement staff with building/revising your resume/cover letter.
  • Job Search Strategies: Learn the best methods to obtain an internship/employment opportunity.
  • Mock Interview: A 30-minute practice interview to prepare for graduate school admission or employment interview. 
  • Graduate school application planning: Meet with a Career Development and Alumni Engagement staff member to discuss the graduate school application process, planning, and preparation methods.
  • Professional Networking: Learn how to develop professional networking skills to increase industry contacts in your field of interest with LinkedIn or Dolphin Connect.
  • Salary Negotiation: Identify effective negotiation strategies to obtain a competitive salary and benefits appropriate for your experience and skills.

Virtual Appointments

Career Development and Alumni Engagement is offering virtual career counseling appointments for students and alumni. Please click here to schedule an appointment. For further assistance, please contact us at 805-437-3270 or

*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:

Career Counseling Resources

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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