Career Management Center

Career Management Center

  EBA-336 |    619-594-3950  | 
  Monday - Friday:   9:00am - 5:00pm


The Career Management Center empowers Fowler business students to identify and attain successful and fulfilling careers.

We do this by offering business-focused resources and experiences to help them succeed. Our team also collaborates with employers to build a presence on campus and facilitate connections with Fowler students and alumni. We are committed to serving Fowler students, alumni, and community partners through our core values: integrity, professionalism, dedication, respect and teamwork.

 

Who hires our students?

Sharp Healthcare
Microsoft
Qualcomm
US Department of Defense

Selected Hiring Employers

 

Past Events

Stop by the Career Management Center for a quick refreshment and to meet the Career Management Center Team! There will be prizes and games.

Tuesday, August 24, Wednesday, August 25, and Thursday, August 26 | 10AM – 4PM
EBA 336

Join this 30-minute session to learn how to best introduce yourself professionally at networking events, career fairs, interviews, and more!

Thursday, September 2 | 12:00PM – 12:30PM
Education & Business Administration Building, room 423

 

Description:Join this session to explore 10 different tech jobs that don't require coding, confirm your fit by building connections with alumni tech insiders, and understand how tech recruiters assess candidates.

Wednesday, September 8 | 3:30PM – 4:30PM

 

Join this 30-minute session for tips on how to prepare for and navigate the upcoming virtual career fair.

Thursday, September 9 | 12:00PM – 12:30PM
EBA 423

 

Virtually network with industry professionals to learn about job and internship opportunities.

Wednesday, September 15 and Thursday September 16 | 10AM – 2PM

 

Network with accounting firms to learn about job and internship opportunities. 

Friday September 17 | 2PM - 5PM

 

Join this 30 min session to learn about internships, how and where to search for them, and how to navigate the internship once you’re in it.

Thursday, September 23 | 12:00PM – 12:30PM
EBA 423

Network with graduate and professional school representatives to learn about graduate level programs. 

Wednesday, September 29 | 10AM - 2PM 

Half-hour sessions covering various career-related topics intended to empower you with the knowledge, resources, and tools to be career-ready. This week's topic: Professionalism

Thursday, September 30|  12:00 – 12:30pm
EBA 423

Stop by CMC to revamp your resume for the upcoming career fair, or schedule a virtual appointment on Handshake.

Thursday, September 30 through Tuesday, October 3 

Network with accounting firms to learn about job and internship opportunities. 

Friday, October 1 | 2PM - 5PM
Montezuma Hall Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

Join this session to learn tips and best
practices on how to prepare for the
Virtual Fowler College of Business
Career Fair.

Tuesday October 5 | 12PM - 1PM
Location: TBD

Network with business professionals to
learn about job and internship
opportunities.

Wednesday October 6 | 10AM - 2PM

Join this 30 min session for tips on how to
effectively and professionally send follow
up thank you notes after interviews and
other networking interactions.

Wednesday, October 8 | 12PM-12:30PM
EBA 423

Network with STEM industry
professionals to learn about job and
internship opportunities.

Wednesday October 13 | 10AM - 2PM

Practice your responses to common
interview questions and receive valuable
feedback help improve your interviewing
skills.

Monday October 18 through Friday October 22 | By appointment only
Career Management Center EBA 336

Join this 30 min session for tips on how
and where to search for jobs.

Wednesday, October 21 | 12PM - 12:30PM
EBA 423

Join this session to get 1:1 coaching from
a hiring manager who’s conducted
interviews at LinkedIn and Khan
Academy.

Wednesday, November 3 | 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Join this virtual session to learn about the
experiences and tips from some of our
international students.

Wednesday, November 17 | 4:30PM - 5PM

Virtually network with industry professionals to learn about job and internship opportunities.

Wednesday, February 10th, and Thursday, February 11th | 10:30AM – 4PM

Refine your interviewing skills and practice your responses to common interview questions. Schedule a Zoom meeting via Handshake to schedule a practice interview with a career advisor. 

Learn about tips and best practices on how to best prepare for the Diversity Career Conference.

Tuesday, February 23rd | 12PM – 1PM

Discover how identity and cultural influences lead to empowered career decision-making. The conference includes workshops, panels, and a culminating Diversity Career Fair on Friday.


Wednesday, February 24th through Friday, February 26th | 10AM – 2PM

Revamp your resume for the upcoming career fair season. Schedule a Zoom meeting via Handshake and select “Resume Revamp” as appointment type to meet with a career advisor to have your resume reviewed. 

Monday, March 1st & Tuesday, March 2nd | 1 pm – 4 pm

Learn about tips and best practices on how to best prepare for the Fowler College of Business Career Fair.

Wednesday, March 3rd | 12PM – 1PM

Virtually network with industry professionals to learn about job and internship opportunities.

Thursday, March 4th | 10AM – 2PM

A collaborative virtual career fair between the business schools of CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, CSU Northridge, and San Diego State University. Interact with and engage with employers in the SoCal region.


Thursday, March 25th | 11AM – 4PM

 

Virtual Resources

 

Career Resources

One-on-one career advising to explore career options, have your resume and cover letter critiqued, practice your interviewing skills, develop short-term and long-term goals, etc.

Handshake

Search and apply for internships and jobs through your Handshake student account.

Learn about internships and jobs by attending career fairs, professional development workshops, industry panels and other career-related events. You can register for these events by using your SDSUid and single sign-on password to login to Handshake.

Internships for Academic Credit

There are numerous requirements to qualify for academic credit for an internship. The approval process can be time consuming and students are encouraged to start the process early.

There are three internship courses offered by the Fowler College of Business.

  • BA 401 (1 credit) – elective for non-MGT undergraduates
  • MGT 401 (3 credits) – required course for all MGT undergraduates
  • MKTG 402 (4 credits) - elective for Marketing students
  • BA 780 (3 credits) – elective for graduate students

If you have questions about completing an internship for academic credit please contact Michelle Svay, Internship Coordinator [email protected].

GA/ISA Application

CareerLeader

The CareerLeader© career assessment and planning tool is specifically designed for business students, and allows you to:

  • Assess and understand your unique pattern of business-relevant interests, motivators and skills
  • Match your interests, skills and motivators to specific business-related careers based on a database of hundreds of thousands of business professionals’ profiles
  • Learn which organizational cultures are likely to be the best fit for you
  • Plan for successful career development, from career change to promotion to long term growth, with additional resources like the 360 feedback tool

Current students should contact the Fowler Career Management Center for login instructions and password.

CliftonStrengths

Gallup’s CliftonStrengths assessment measures your natural patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving, so when you’ve completed it you’ll have discovered your talents, ways to explain and understand them, and how to aim your talents at anything that comes your way. Use your results to maximize your potential!
Current students should contact the Fowler Career Management Center for login instructions and an access code.

Vault

Vault is an educational tool that provides you unlimited, online access to comprehensive career information and management tools. If you’re looking for a job or internship, Vault has everything you need. Access Vault through SDSU Library and Information Access website: Vault Campus Edition
You may need to sign in to your SDSU ID account if you are not already signed on.

Blackboard

Through Blackboard you have on-demand access to the Career Management page, which houses resources and tools essential to your job search and professional development. Resources include career-related informational handouts, samples, worksheets, and webinars to view at your convenience.

Beyond B-School

Fowler graduate business students have exclusive access to Beyond B-School’s online portal containing short impactful presentations and webinars on a range of career development topics. This online portal includes cutting edge career development programs to help you get – and stay – ahead. Access the videos and supplemental information anytime on any device. Graduate Business Students: Visit the Career Management tab in your Blackboard homeroom for the link to SDSU’s Beyond B-School site.

The Fowler Career Management Center works closely with corporate partners, recruiters, alumni, faculty, University Career Services, and other campus and community partners on a variety of events throughout the year, including:

  • Industry panels
  • Speaker events
  • Career and professional development workshops
  • Business career fairs
  • Company visits

University Career Services also offers a wide-range of career events, including employer informational sessions, networking receptions, workshops and career fairs, that are open to all SDSU students.

A Career Management Center staff member will visit your class, student organization meeting, orientation session, or other event for Fowler students, and cover a topic of your choice from this menu. 

Career Management Center Overview

(10 minutes)

An overview of the Career Management Center, including services we provide and how we can help each Fowler student set themselves up for professional success.

Perfect Pitch

(30 minutes)

The brief self-introduction often termed an elevator pitch, can help you make a positive and memorable first impression. This workshop will cover the important elements of an effective elevator pitch, help you craft your own pitch, and include an opportunity to practice.  

Rock Your Resume

(20 minute presentation, or 40 minute version with presentation and workshop)

Recruiters spend an average of six seconds looking at a resume before deciding whether a candidate is worth interviewing. This presentation will help you format your resume, and tailor it to your preferred employers by highlighting your most relevant skills and accomplishments, to increase your chances of getting interviews.

Compelling Cover Letters

(20 minute presentation, or 40 minute version with presentation and workshop)

A well-crafted cover letter can open doors. This presentation is designed to help students develop customized and compelling cover letters that help them stand out from other candidates.

Leveraging LinkedIn

(20 minute presentation, or 40 minute version with presentation and workshop)

Students will learn how to develop and maximize their LinkedIn accounts, including how to build an effective profile, research companies, find jobs and internships, and locate and connect with industry professionals and SDSU alumni.

Interview Like a S.T.A.R.

(20 minute presentation, or 40 minute version with presentation and workshop)

This session will focus on teaching the S.T.A.R. (Situation, Task, Action, and Result) method for responding to behavioral interview questions.  Learn this important technique for effectively responding to questions that often start with “Tell me about a time when you . . .”

The Road Less Traveled – Exploring Opportunities Outside of Southern California

(25 Minutes)

Many students stay within Southern California after graduating, without ever considering what opportunities they might be missing. This presentation will cover reasons to explore options outside of Southern California, including cities with a large number of corporate headquarters, largest areas of concentration for certain industries, regional salary differences, and cost of living considerations.

How to Request a Presentation

Submit an online request form or email Beverly Bracker: [email protected].

  • Allow two weeks to schedule the presentation.
  • Availability for evening presentations is limited.

 

Make an Appointment

Please email us directly for assistance or to schedule a virtual appointment.

Undergraduate Career Advisors

Headshot of Tina Tan

Tina Tan, M.A, N.C.C.

Interim Director, Career Management Center
[email protected]
619-594-0598 |  LH-336

Headshot of Michelle Svay

Michelle Svay, M.A.

Career/Internships Advisor & Career Fair Coordinator
[email protected]
619-594-0435 |  LH-336

 

Graduate Career Advisor

Headshot of Greg Tanneberger

Greg Tanneberger, J.D.

Professional Development & External Relations Specialist
[email protected]
619-594-6476 |  LH-336