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,,, and
  • 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 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
Phone: (310) 303-7273

Student Learning

In all our programs, MCU ensures that students advance their communication, analysis and decision-making skills, while broadening their appreciation of diverse perspectives and their ability to learn from experience. These Institutional Student Learning Outcomes flow from our commitment to Academic Excellence, Real World Learning and Character Formation.

Student Achievement

Students bring a rich array of talents and interests, leading to many forms of student achievement at MCU. What will you achieve? A distinctive Capstone presentation, surely. What else? Let MCU support your exploration and growth. Discover your interests. Develop your talents. And let your achievements shine.