Career Development Center
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Fresno State supports the employment of it's students. Working on campus can serve to offset a portion of tuition costs, and also provide a practical and enriching experience.
The Career Development Center manages part-time on campus student employment for Fresno State students through HireFresnoState. There are two types of on-campus student employment:
- Student Assistant: Students are employed by various offices on campus and work up to a maximum of 20 hours per week.
- Federal Work Study (FWS): Federal financial aid awarded to students. Students are employed by various offices on campus and wages are drawn against their work study award. For more information on applying for federal work study award, please contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office at 559.278.2182.
Eligibility: Must be a matriculated student, admitted to the university, and registered for 6 units with fees paid.
- To view jobs on HireFresnoState go to https://my.fresnostate.edu
- Click Sign in and log in using your username and password
- In the My Menu box, click on HireFresnoState or visit www.fresnostate.edu/careers and click on the HireFresnoState Student Log In link
- To search for a job, select Job Search in the blue menu bar
- Click on Job Type and select On Campus Student Assistant or On Campus Federal Work Study (if you qualify)
- Click on Update button and save selection(s)
- How to Apply: Upload a resume to your profile in order to apply for on-campus jobs and click on the Apply button on the position you are interested in.
Forms and Links
Internships are a way for you to connect your academic experience with the professional world. They help you develop your skills, gain exposure to work environments, and make you competitive in the job market.
Strategies for Locating an Internship
- Register online on HireFresnoState and search under "Internships - Academic Credit", "Internships - Professional Experience", or "Community Service Scholarship Program".
- Contact your department for information about the possibility of earning internship class credit.
- Identify and research organizations where you may have an interest in applying. Check out websites of organizations where you might like to intern/work.
- Attend Career and Internship Fairs held each semester.
- Take full advantage of Workshops on interviewing and resume writing.
- Register on Buzzfile and search for employers by major.
- Network by speaking with family, friends, alumni, professors, and members of professional organizations.
- Utilize LinkedIn to connect to professionals in your field.
- Join a Fresno State Student Club or Organization which will help provide excellent opportunities to develop leadership skills, network with professional guest speakers and provide community service. Visit Fresno State's Engage website for a list of student clubs and organizations.
- Search online on VolunteerMatch.org or on HandsOn Central California, which offer databases of volunteer opportunities throughout Fresno County. Learn about other nonprofits on GreatNonProfits.org.
For questions about all things internships, contact Mary Willis, University Internship Coordinator, by calling the Career Development Center at 559.278.2381 or emailing her at email@example.com.
Volunteer 50, 100 or 150 hours with participating non-profit agencies, schools or government organizations in the four county service area (Fresno, Kings, Madera, or Tulare) served by Fresno State, earn 1, 2 or 3 units of credit and a $583, $1166 or $1750 scholarship upon completion of hours.
How to Participate
- Log-in to your HireFresnoState student account
- Click on Job Search and click on Job Search again
- Under Job Type, click on Community Service Scholarship Program and click Apply
The positions listed in HireFresnoState are the only open positions available for this program.
If hired, please call the Career Development Center at 559.278.2381 to make an appointment with Mary Willis, Campus Internship Coordinator and Career Counselor, to complete necessary paperwork and discuss requirements for the CSSP.
FINANCIAL AID APPLICANTS AND RECIPIENTS PLEASE NOTE:
Scholarships count toward your financial aid package. If you have no Remaining Need, you may not be able to participate in the program. (To see if you have Remaining Need, log into your My Fresno State account; go to Student Center; select My Finances; click on View Financial Aid; select Aid Year at top of list; click on Financial Aid Summary; and look at Remaining Need amount. This must be at least $583 for a 1 unit 50-hour internship, $1166 for a 2 unit 100-hour internship or $1750 for a 3 unit 150-hour intnerhship or higher to earn the scholarship. If not, you might be able to increase your Remaining Need by reducing or declining one or more loan offer/s.)
Twice a year, in the fall and spring semesters, employers primarily from business, industry and government visit our campus to interview Fresno State students, and alumni for internships and full time entry level career positions.
HireFresnoState is your web-based on-campus interview system. This system includes registration, resume submission and interview sign-ups
Career and Internship Fairs are held each semester to provide students with the opportunity to meet with multiple employers and discuss potential opportunities within their organization.
Prepare for the Career Fair
Career Fairs are networking events that allow students the opportunity to meet potential employers. Take the time to:
- In advance, research the organizations attending the fair
- Approach the employers in which you are interested
- Introduce yourself and tell them what you like about their organization
- Make contacts that you can follow up with during your job search
Get Your Materials Together
- Update your resume and bring 30 copies.
- Make sure your professional clothes are cleaned and ironed.
- Visit the Clothing Closet to obtain free professional clothing!
Research the Employers and Prioritize
- Visit the Career Fairs link off of this website to see which employers will be attending the Career Fair
Prepare Your 30-Second Commercial
Strategize and Break the Ice
- Approach a low priority employer first to practice your commercial
- Keep your eyes and ears open—there’s nothing wrong with eavesdropping on the questions asked and answers received by your fellow career fair attendees. You might pick up some valuable information!
Speaking with Employers
- Initiate conversation with your 30-second commercial, using a firm handshake to make a great first impression
- Show enthusiasm by smiling and speaking clearly
- Ask for a business card and take notes on back after you walk away for follow up
- End conversation with a thank you
Immediate follow through
- Send thank you emails to all employers to whom you spoke
- Follow through on submitting any information that you promised
In the next few weeks
- Review your goals and company selection criteria
- Re-prioritize the companies for which you would most like to work
- Create a method for managing and recording your follow up (e.g. an Excel spreadsheet of contacts)
HireFresnoState is a web-based job and internship database where students and alumni can search for career positions, internships, part-time positions, and on-campus opportunities, as well as sign-up for on-campus interviews.
- Best Places to Work in Federal Government
- California Workforce Development Board - Local Workforce Investment Boards
- Careers in California Government
- Federal Job Opportunities
- Federal Occupations by College Major
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Pathways for Students & Recent Graduates to Federal Careers
- California Community Colleges (CCC) Registry
- California State University, Fresno
- California State University, Fresno Auxiliary Corporations
- Clovis Unified School District
- Community Medical Centers
- Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission
- Fresno Unified School District
- Goodwill Industries of San Joaquin Valley, Inc.
- Kaiser Permanente
- Madera Community Hospital
- Mercy Medical Center (Merced)
- Saint Agnes Medical Center
- State Center Community College District
Employers post hundreds of great opportunities for our students and alumni on our on-line job board, HireFresnoState. Despite our monitoring of incoming postings, there are occasional fraudulent postings. It is important as a job seeker to carefully review job postings listed on HireFresnoState for signs of potential fraud. Click on the following links for more information:
- Tips to Avoid a Fraudulent Position and What to Do
- Employment Scam Targeting College Students Remains Prevalent - FBI Public Service Announcement