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Career Services

Job Search

Photo: Student at desk with employerAs 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.

Take advantage of these valuable job search resources:

  • Aztec Career Connection

    Enhances connections between employers and students, giving students 24/7 online access to Career Services! Log on to access numerous online resources, and job and internship opportunities.
  • Career Resource Room 
    A comprehensive library of print and electronic resources to support students in their professional development
  • Dressing for success 
    How to present yourself in a professional manner when interacting with potential employers
  • Fraudulent job postings
Despite our monitoring of incoming postings, it is important that students carefully review job postings for signs of fraud.
  • Interviewing

    Find practice interviews, sample interview questions, informational interviews, and more.
  • Job search strategies
    Take advantage of SDSU Career Services' free resources to support a successful job search.
  • Networking
Learn about the networking process including how to network and suggested networking resources.
  • On-campus jobs

    Every year, thousands of San Diego State students work on campus, and jobs are available throughout the year.
  • Resumés, cover letters and portfolios
Learn how to create professional resumés, cover letters, and portfolios that get results!

Social media

The self you share online via social media, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and beyond, is important and can help or hinder your career. Learn how to present yourself to your best advantage.

Start Your Career: LinkedIn for Students