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Job search, internships and other work experience

Job Search

As a student at San Diego State University, you are working to develop strong communication skills and the ability to find information, conduct research, identify issues, and solve problems.

A job search is an opportunity for you to apply all of these skills.

As you begin your job search, widen your scope to widen your possibilities: explore potential employers online and at on-campus events. Talk with as many people as possible to share your job interests and grow your personal network.

We encourage you to visit Career Services for a walk-in consultation or to make an appointment so that we can help you organize and plan your job search.

Find information about how to find job opportunities, on-campus jobs, job search strategies, interviewing techniques, networking, resum├ęs and cover letters, dressing for success, how to protect yourself from fraudulent job postings, and much more!

Internships and other work experience

Internships, mentorships, and volunteer work are all valuable career-building opportunities!

  • Internships are supervised, career-related learning opportunities that give students hands-on experience in an industry or field. Many academic departments offer (or require) internship programs as part of the course of study. And 9 out of 10 employers prefer hiring students who have internship experience!
  • AMP Mentorships pair a professional with a student for a semester-long, one-on-one learning experience
  • Volunteering helps others as it widens your personal experience.