Are you aware of what SDSU Career Services has to offer you? Not only do we have an incredible staff that work hard to assist you, but we also have an entire room for you to use as a resource in furthering your career development. Our resource specialist Patricia Nieves has great experience working in our career center and agreed to share with us what the career resource room has to offer you.
SDSU Career Services: Can you tell me about your position and what you do?
Patricia Nieves: I’m the career resource coordinator and I basically oversee the entire behind the scene work, especially pertaining to our website. For example this includes screening employers, checking for quality jobs to make sure they are worth students’ time, maintaining and managing the database, and also helping students/employers having problems with accessing our website.
SDSUCS: What is the career resource room?
PN: To sum it up the career resource room is a place where students can come and research career and employment opportunities. Students can also use this room to study, ask me and my assistants any questions they may have and can also seek guidance about our entire career services department. It’s really a “hidden gem” and a great resource for everyone.
SDSUCS: Do students need to make an appointment before coming?
PN: No not at all. This room is open for the same amount of time as SDSU Career Services (8AM-4:30 PM M-F) and students should drop by whenever they have free time.
SDSUCS: What can students expect to gain by coming to the career services resource room?
PN: Depends on what you are looking for. Here you always have the opportunity to learn something new and explore your career path. The possibilities are endless.
SDSUCS: Can you help students with finding jobs?
PN: Well we aren’t really a job placement agency, but we do have all the tools necessary to help students with finding a job. It really just depends on what the student is willing to put into it and what they are looking for.
SDSUCS: Is there anything else you would like to share with students about the career resource room and using it to help them with their career development?
PN: Just take the time to stop by and explore that Career Services is really about. People always learn something new at the resource room. It is truly a good resource overall.
** Just as a reminder SDSU Career Services is available free of charge to all students and to alumni up to three months after graduation. Come get to know us at SDSU Career Services and take advantage of the opportunities you have available to you while they are free. Hope to see you soon~