Career Advising and Prep

 

Finding a successful and fulfilling career is an important part of your life- and we are here to help you get there! We offer one on one career advising to discuss your career interests and opportunities and develop an action plan. Additionally, we offer tools and resources to support your career ambitions. You may drop into regular career advising office hours below:

When: Monday & Wednesday 1100-1300

Where: SDSU STEM Building, Room 308, 3rd Floor 3/5 K. Cholokashvili Avenue

Busy? Make an appointment with bquintero@sdsu.edu

 

Career Self-Assessment

With a variety of career options, it can be difficult to know if you are making the right decision. The Holland Codes Career Test is a short, simple way to assess your personality and match them to the best career environment. As the old proverb goes, love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life!

Complete the quiz here: https://openpsychometrics.org/printable/holland-code-test.pdf

Interpret your results and search for career that match your interests: https://www.truity.com/page/holland-code-riasec-theory-career-choice 

 

Career Opportunities by Major

Interview Preparation- You only get one chance to make a good first impression, so make it your best! Below are our top five interview tips:

      1. Do your research: Search the organization’s website and familiarize yourself with the company’s purpose, values, and accomplishments.
      2. Do your homework: Practice the interview process and rehearse your responses to possible interview questions. Please see the section below titled “Common Interview Questions”.
      3.  Dress for the occasion: Establish your ethos by dressing professionally and giving a strong first impression. Try not to distract from your interview.
      4. Give feedback: Providing nonverbal feedback, including nodding, smiling, and maintaining eye contact during your interview shows that you are interested and engaged.
      5. Practice good manners: Leave a positive impression by thanking the interview for taking the time to meet with you- many people don’t make it that far. Also, consider sending them a follow up email thanking them for the interview- no matter the outcome. With such a strong, positive impression who knows, you may be their future employee! 
      6. CV Preparation
      7. CV Tips
      8. CV Template A
      9. CV Template B