Internship & Career Planning Office

We’re All About Your Future

The mission of the Internship & Career Planning Office is to provide students and alumni with a variety of professional development training, guidance, programming, and opportunities in order to instill the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for securing substantial internships/practicums while enrolled and thus satisfying employment after graduating.

We Can Help You

  • Create resumes and cover letters
  • Search for internships and jobs
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Perfect your networking skills
  • Market yourself on  professional social media sites such as LinkedIn
  • Connect with employers and professionals in a variety of industries

 

Get Units

  • Earn academic credit for an internship every Fall, Spring, & Summer
  • When you find an internship, the Career Plannig office will assist you with enrolling in the internship course for credit
  • 1 unit = 60 hours of work completed throughout the semester; 2 units = 120 hours, 3 units = 180 hours, 4 = 240 hours, etc.

 

Internship and Career Planning Office Objectives

We are here to support you by:

  • Guiding students on selecting a career path that matches their interests and strengths by utilizing career exploration tools (O*NET Interest Profiler, Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
  • Facilitating career training workshops for creating resumes/cover letters (general and tailored), developing networking and communication skills, and interview preparation and performance
  • Providing internship/job search techniques and strategies to use when applying for positions on Mariner Career Connect, CareerShift, and on general employments websites such as www.indeed.com, www.ziprecruiter.com, www.glassdoor.com, and www.nexxt.com
  • Implementing professional development programming, such as information sessions, career mixers/panels, and that allows for networking and connecting directly with employers from a variety of industries
  • Educating students on self-branding and self-marketing techniques such as utilizing Linked-In and CareerShift
  • Assisting students with securing internships/practicums where they can witness and apply the theories, concepts, and principles learned throughout their coursework
  • Ensuring students are knowledgeable of industry and employment trends, salary ranges, skills set required, etc. through resources such as www.careeronestop.org and CareerShift
  • Providing students with a consistent and constant variety of career planning resources, such as sample resumes/cover letters, 2-minute Elevator Pitch, What Do I With a Major In flyers, interview prep and sample questions, etc. both online (MCU website) and paper copies available in The Center for Academic & Professional Success

 

 

Internship & Career Planning Office

Located in The Center for Academic & Professional Success (CAPS)
Cecelia Hall, Room 218
Email: CareerPrep@marymountcalifornia.edu
Phone: (310) 303-7273