High Impact Practices

Career Center, internships, & service learning

Each college will have one or more dedicated full‐time Industry Specialists to provide career counseling, career programs, and employer outreach to expand paid internships, academic internships, and full‐time professional opportunities. Greatly expanded student support to develop integrated plans to link the academic, career, and personal development dimensions of their education will be added. Increased and timely availability of student appointments and quicker response to requests for online services from counselors and specialists will be a reality. Greatly expanded opportunities for paid internships, academic internships, community engagement, and full‐time professional opportunities will result from an aggressive employer development campaign. Greatly expand community engagement opportunities including internships, service learning, and off‐campus paraprofessional experiences working in local schools, community‐based organizations and other non‐profits. Additional staff to support the increased development of expanded volunteer and community service student organization opportunities.

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Progress and Accomplishments

College Career Specialists

Laura Neal                                                                                  
(657)-278-3791                                                                           VACANT
Arts                                                                                               Business & Economics

Cassandra Thompson                                                               Miguel Martinez  
(657)-278-5779                                                                            (657)-278-7189 
Communications                                                                        Education

Marcela Rojas                                                                             Elizabeth Bobadilla  
(657)-278-7579                                                                           (657)-278-2032 
Engineering & Computer Science                                            Health & Human Development, Nonprofit

Marisa Perez - Amorde                                                             
(657)-278-5308                                                                           VACANT
Humanities & Social Sciences, Government                         Natural Sciences & Mathematics

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2018-2019 Q1 Report

Description Highlights Facilities Staff Budget Allocation Expenses Balance

1) Renovated Facilities: Continue to maximize newly renovated Career Center to maximize student use of Career Center Services and Programs. Continue to maximize educational programs for students in our Interactive Computer Lab that incorporates Industry Professionals and Engaged Alumni in variuos industries that bring information and opportunities to students (i.e. internships, academic internships, and paid part-time and full-time opportunities).

2) Staff: Continue to fund 7 positions within the Career Center. Comprised of 3 College Career Specialists, Assistant Director of Employer Relations, Career Development Training Specialist, Marketing and Communications Specialist, and a Front Desk Customer Service Assistant.  Continue to fund 3 of the 8 College Career Specialists positions so that all of the eight colleges have a dedicated Career Specialists. Three of the funded positions include the College Career Specialists for the Colleges of Education, Communications, Engineering and Computer Science, who will continue to provide integrated academic, career and personal advising through individual appointments in the Career Center, in the Student Success Centers and/or Colleges and continue to be engaged members of the Student Success Teams. College Career Specialist will continue to engage with their aggressive Employer Engagement Campaign each targeting 20 employers for the next academic year to further expand hiring of interns and full-time post graduate opportunities.  Continue to fund 2 positions within the Employer Relations Team which includes the Assistant Director of Employer Relations and the Marketing and Communications Specialist to continue to expand and grow our employer relations efforts, continue to grow internships, part-time and full-time opportunities for students, increase employer/organization attendance in career related job fairs/expos, increase the number of opportunities posted in our Titan Jobs Database, increase the number of employers engaged in offering HIP to students via internships and involvement in our Titan Job Shadow Program, and increase sponsorships to continue to offer more programs for students. Continue to fund the Career Development Training Specialist position who will provide professional development to both Career Center Staff, and faculty/staff in the areas of Career Development and the integration of academic, career, and personal plans into the curriculum. Career Development Training Specialist will continue to serve as a lead in moving the Career Center forward with technology updates utilized to provide a holistic advising approach that utilizes campus resources such as EAB, TAN, and TAN notes. Career Development Training Specialists will continue to serve as a lead for the Career Center's Innovation Team that is charged with enhancing student services and programs via technology and innovation.  Continue to fund our Customer Service Coordinator position which provides assistance to students, employers, and campus partners.

3) Program Resources: Support for programs, tools and other initiatives to support student success.

Career Center:

- Offered 5 Large scale recruiting events in the fall semester and a Grad School Prep Weeks Series engaging over 2,587 students and over 266 organizations, and 572 representatives from organizations recruiting CSUF Students.

- Moved to online appointment feature for students, making it more accessible for students to make appointments online.

- All but one SSI position is not filled, will be recruiting a new SSP position in the fall and spring.


CICE In the first quarter we have approved 919 academic internship and/or service-learning positions, bringing the total of approved opportunities for students to 5,349. 774 new and renewal Learning Agreements were signed by 774 companies/community partners. 22 presentations were made to 793 students regarding academic internships and service-learning courses.



Career Center: Currently has one SSI funded position vacant and will search to hire a new Lead Career Education Specialist Position.



1.5 full-time Partnership and Risk Management Coordinators 1 part-time Customer Service Student Assistant