Undergraduate Student

Welcome to the Undergraduate Student Community

Whether you are finishing your bachelor’s degree at Cal State LA Downtown, continuing on for a master’s degree or changing careers, Cal State LA Downtown Career Services is excited to support your career and professional development goals and needs.

These three tabs on the gold menu bar above contain information geared toward undergrads.

  • Career Communities: Explore advice and resources tailored to different career affiliations such as business, education, health/medical services and computer science, among others. In addition, our Next Steps section assists all students with interview and resume preparation, creating portfolios and more.
  • Featured Jobs & Employers: Read about job openings and peruse company profiles.
  • Resources: View information on all of the services we offer students including tips on interviewing, letter and resume writing, and featured Cal State LA degree programs and non-credit classes.
  • Events: Learn about upcoming webinars, in-person events and open houses on campus, and in the wider community, as well as opportunities to connect with employers and alumni.
  • Find Jobs/Internships: Here you will find information about the Handshake platform, internships, on-campus jobs and job search tips.

Additionally, many undergraduates find the following websites helpful:

More Women, Now!

By Zane Hill
Los Angeles Business Journal

 

In the 1990s, Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire noticed something that bothered her.

As she worked at her downtown-based executive recruiting firm, Berkhemer Clayton Retained Executive Search, she realized just how few women served on …

By PaGE Career Services
PaGE Career Services
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How to Ask for a Raise for Inflation


Rising prices and low unemployment make now a good time to ask for more money

By Kenneth Turrell, AARP

With prices rising steadily over the past year, many workers are looking for ways to boost their income. According to a …

By Guest Blog
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These are the red flags of a bad boss.

You probably know as soon as you experience it. Watch out for these 17 bad management traits.

U.S. News & World Report

These are the red flags of a bad boss.

Employees are now more aware of toxic work environments …

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Guest Blog
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How Colleges are Preparing Students for Jobs that don’t Exist Yet

That might seem like a high number to reach in only 12 years. But think about the now-mainstream careers that did not exist just a handful of years ago: drone operator, social media manager, app developer and cloud computing engineer, …

By Guest Blog
Guest Blog
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Top 5 Specialties That Will Propel Your Nursing Career

Healthcare is evolving rapidly as medical advances lead to longer lifespans and increased disease management for those previously seen as incurable. Every day there are new and promising treatment options being tested and rolled out, giving hope to those who …

By HospitalRecruiting
HospitalRecruiting is an online healthcare job board for physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, and allied health professionals. Visit our site to view current medical practice and employment opportunities or navigate to our Healthcare Career Resources Blog for more great articles like this one!
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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing Program (ABSN) is designed for non-RN students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a…

ADN-BSN Collaborative Program

The ADN-BSN Collaborative Program is a collaborative, dual-enrollment program between 13 local community college partners and Cal State LA that…

Medical Billing and Coding Program in Downtown LA

Offered at Cal State LA Downtown, the Medical Billing and Coding Program is an 80-hour billing and coding course that…

Master of Music in Choral Conducting

The Master of Music in Choral Conducting (MMCC) is a unique program that will help you refine your conducting and rehearsal technique, musicianship,…

Certificate Program in Project Management in Downtown LA

Offered at Cal State LA Downtown and in the San Gabriel Valley, the Certificate Program in Project Management prepares students…

Home-Based Visitations Certificate Program

Developed in partnership with Cal State LA’s Department of Child and Family Studies, the online Home-Based Visitations Certificate Program prepares professionals with the…

Paralegal Studies Certificate Program in Downtown LA

Offered at Cal State LA Downtown, the Paralegal Studies (PLS) Certificate Program has been American Bar Association (ABA) approved since…

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nutritional Science

Proper nutrition is widely recognized as critical in achieving optimal health and necessary to prevent the most common chronic diseases.…

Certificate Program in Leadership in Downtown LA

Offered at Cal State LA Downtown, the non-credit Certificate Program in Leadership develops leaders at all stages of career growth…

Strategies for Professionals: Improvisation and Acting

This one-of-a-kind professional training program addresses a problem that nearly anyone can relate to, connecting with others in professional, networking,…

Health Revenue Cycle Administration Certificate in Downtown LA

Offered online and in collaboration with Cedars-Sinai and Healthcare Business Insights (HBI), the certificate program in Healthcare Revenue Cycle Administration…

Master of Social Work – Advanced Standing in Downtown LA

Los Angeles prepares graduate students for entry into advanced and specialized social work practice where they will be able to…

Society for Human Resource Management Professional Program in Downtown LA

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Professional Program at…

Master of Public Health in Downtown LA

The Master of Public Health (MPH) offered by Cal State LA in Downtown Los Angeles includes a unique focus on…

Pharmacy Technician Program in Downtown LA

Offered at Cal State LA Downtown, the Pharmacy Technician Program is a comprehensive 10-week course that will prepare students to…

Fully Employed MBA Graduate Program in Downtown Los Angeles

The Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) graduate program in Downtown Los Angeles allows students to earn their degree in 16 months…

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Downtown LA

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management Option program in Downtown Los Angeles is designed to provide students with…

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in Downtown LA

The B.A. program in psychology in Downtown Los Angeles allows students to complete their degree in a flexible way. Psychology…

Bachelor of Arts in Communications in Downtown LA

The B.A. in Communication program with an option in Organizational Communication in Downtown Los Angeles is designed for individuals and…