Career Services Overview

Aztec Career Connection

accThis is a 24/7 online service that allows you to access thousands of employment and internships opportunities, post and submit resumes, sign up for on-campus interviews, and access other career development tools. The career development tools include assessments from choosing a major and graduate programs.

Career Counseling and Workshops

Our career counselors are experts on supporting the career development needs of college students and graduates. Hour long appointments are available to assist you with career planning, job search, resume review, major selection, career assessments, and so much more. Walk-Ins are 15 minute one-on-ones with a career counselor for quick questions or resume review! We also offer workshops in various topics for your career development. View our full schedule on our website, career.sdsu.edu

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The Aztec Mentor Program pairs eligible juniors, seniors, and grad students from ALL majors  with established alumni/professionals in San Diego and nationwide. AMP empowers students to gain valuable career guidance in areas such as networking, interviews, and resume development.

On-Campus Interviewing

Each semester, Career Services hosts hundreds of employers who conduct interviews on campus with students and alumni. Employers represent a wide range of industries. Interview listings can be found via Aztec Career Connection. In the 2014 – 2015 year, Career Services hosted 1,900 on-campus interviews.

Internships

internOur center provides the resources, connections, and guidance to assist students. We offer current information regarding for-credit internships and work closely with faculty to identify and grow internships participation, in 2015 – 2016 over 3,300 students completed internships.

Come visit us in Student Services East, Room 1200 from 8 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday.

Revamp Your Resume with Study Abroad Experience

If you have spent time studying abroad, this is your chance to shine and highlight the skills and experiences that make you extra-special and set you apart from your competitors.

No matter where you are in your study abroad experience — just starting to think about it, already diving off the deep end or wrapping your experience up — here are some tasks you should undertake to polish up your resume.

PRE-STUDYING ABROAD — SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS

1. Plan to study abroad. Visit this website, https://goo.gl/dQueDx, in order to explore the many study abroad opportunities SDSU has to offer.

2. List goals for what you would like to accomplish — skills you want to gain, other things you want to learn, etc.

WHILE YOU’RE STUDYING ABROAD—THE REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE

3. Study the language (it’s the most marketable skill you can gain during your global adventure). Whether or not it’ll be a mastered language before you leave, take the time to continue to grow that skill beyond your study abroad experience.

4. Get an internship to add some international spice to your work experience (if your stay is long enough that is).

5. Broaden your horizons and meet new people you would otherwise never meet (this is called expanding your network).

POST-STUDYING ABROAD — THE ACTUAL ‘PUTTING IT ON YOUR RESUME’ PART

6. Reflect on how this experience changed you as a person and gave you new skills. Use this opportunity to tweak your objective on your resume if your study abroad experience has altered your goals.

7. Create a separate sub-heading for your study abroad experience under the education section on your resume. It is different from your other educational experience and it deserves the spotlight in its own space.

8. Highlight your new skills. So, you just had an adventure for a semester abroad, out of your comfort zone. What did you learn? You just had a new life experience that lasted a decent amount of time; odds are you have some new skills that your future employers would love to hear about. Maybe you learned a language, or how to adapt, etc. Either way, add your new-found skills to your resume.

  • You can include bullet points underneath to elaborate on the transferable skills you developed and the courses you took abroad.

9. Most importantly, understand how your real experiences relate to those skills that you have gained. That way, when you make it to the next big step, you can articulate that connection in an interview!

Need more help with your resume? You can visit us during Walk-In hours (M-Th: 1-2:45 pm, F: 10-11:45 am) or call and schedule an appointment at (619) 594-6851.

How-To Guide: Aztec Career Connection

Step 1: Log In

Go to career.sdsu.edu

Log into your Aztec Career Connection Student Account

If it is your first time logging in, use your RedID as the password. If you have logged in before but do not remember the password, click Forgot Password.

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Step 2: Go to Job & Internship Postings

Go to the Jobs & Internships tab at the top and click Aztec Career Connection to see available postings.

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Step 3: Search Tips for Internships & Job Postings

To search job postings, you can enter company names, types of jobs, etc. in the Keywords box.

You can also search by Position Type and Sort By Date Posted under the “Advanced Search” option.

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Click Search to to view a list of internship and job postings. If you do not qualify for the position, the position will specifically note that in red under the title. To see why you don’t qualify, click the position title. Make sure your profile is accurate and up-to-date before beginning a search.

Click More or on the position title to view more information regarding the posting including requirements and qualifications.

Step 4: Apply to the Internship/Job Posting

Click Apply and attach your resume. Select your resume or click Add New to upload. Click Submit to send your resume and apply.*

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*Students must have a resume on file to complete this step. To upload your resume, go to Documents at the top>Documents>+Add New>find you resume you wish to add.

Step 5: Confirmation

The Apply button will turn green and say Applied when you have successfully applied for the position. To continue your search, see Step 1.

We hope you have found this information helpful for your job search!  If you have any question you can visit our office anytime from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, or you can give us a call at (619) 594-6851.