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Job Fairs and Events

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Job Fairs

Job fairs provide an opportunity for students to meet with a large number of employers, in one setting, who are specifically seeking CSUDH students for the purpose of employment. Companies may have entry-level (or higher) career openings, part-time positions and/or paid and volunteer internships. Be prepared to make a good first impression and prove that you've researched the employers of interest. Dress appropriately and bring copies of your resume.


Graduate School Fair

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 10 am to 2 pm, Loker Student Union Vendor Walkway

Meet more than 90 graduate schools and programs in all disciplines. 

STEM & Health Science Career & Internship Fair 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 12pm to 3pm, Loker Student Union Ballroom

Meet employers in the Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Health fields with information about internships, part-time employment, and full-time career positions.  Bring resumes and dress professionally!

Participating Employers

1736 Family Crisis Center

Behavior Frontiers, LLC

California Cryobank

Coaching Corps

COPE Health Scholars

County of Los Angeles - Department of Mental Health

CSI3: California STEM Institute for Innovation and Improvement

Easter Seals Southern California

Fresno Unified School District

Fusion Medical Staffing

Internet Brands, Inc.

Los Angeles Unified School District - Classified

Magnolia Public Schools

Quest Diagnostics

SMART Scholarship for Service Program

Speech, Language and Educational Associates

Star View Teammates

The Aptus Group, Inc. 

UCLA Health

USEPA

 

Business, Government, & Other Career & Internship Fair 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 12pm to 3pm, Loker Student Union Ballroom

Meet employers in the Business, Government, and related fields with information about internships, part-time employment, and full-time career positions.  Bring resumes and dress professionally!

Participating Employers

Anheuser-Busch, LLC - Anheuser-Busch Sales of Beach Cities

ABF Freight

APLA Health

AppleOne Employment Services

AT&T

Balboa Capital Corporation

Bay Alarm Company

Boys 2 Men Girls 2 Women Foundation Inc.

CA Employment Development Department

CA State Board of Equalization

California Psychcare Inc.

California State Auditor

Capital Fellows Programs

Capstone Partners Financial & Insurance Services, LLC

Childcare Careers

City of Long Beach

Compare Business Systems, Inc.

County of Los Angeles - Dept. of Mental Health

County of Los Angeles - Dept. of Auditor-Controller

County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services

Crittenton Services for Children & Families

Elevate Energy Partners

Enterprise Holdings (Toro Gold)

Foster Poultry Farms

Geico Direct

Harbor Interfaith Services

Internet Brands, Inc.

Justice Corp.

LA County DHR

Lakeshore Learning Materials

LAPD Recruitment

Living Spaces

Los Angeles Airport Police Department

Los Angeles County Probation Department

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power - Financial Services Organization

Los Angeles Unified School District - Classified

Mainfreight

Mondelez International

Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.

PepsiCo / Pepsi Beverages Company (Toro Silver)

Playworks

Redondo Beach Police Department

Robert Half

Ross Stores, Inc.

Social Security Administration

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Stanford University Police Department

Stub Hub Center (Toro Silver)

The Sherwin-Williams Company

The University of West Los Angeles School of Law (Toro Gold)

Titan Home Remodeling

Training and Research Foundation Head Start

U.S. Pretrial Services

U.S Department of State

Volunteers of America Los Angeles

Arts & Entertainment Career & Internship Fair 

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 12pm to 3pm, Loker Student Union Ballroom

Meet employers in the Arts and Entertainment fields with information about internships, part-time employment, and full-time career positions.  Bring resumes and dress professionally!

Participating Employers

72andSunny

American Public Media Group

BET Networks

Center Theatre Group

City of Santa Monica

FremantleMedia North America, Inc.

Guitar Center, Inc.

Hawthorne

House of Blues Entertainment

ICM Partners

Paramount Pictures

Penske Media Corporation

PepsiCo / Pepsi Beverages Company

PSAV

Rubin Postaer and Associates RPA

Stub Hub Center

Sunset Marquis Hotel

The Walt Disney Company

Universal Music Group


How to Get the Most out of a Job Fair

Print our checklist and take it with you! [PDF]

Do Your Homework

A list of the participating companies is printed in advance, and posted on the Career Center website with a link to their sites. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with these employers so that you'll be able to ask intelligent, well thought out questions at the job fair.

Chart Your Course

If your time is short, select the employers you're most interested in learning about and visit them first. The job fair will be set up in an "open house" format so that you may talk to the recruiters of your choice.

Explore All Options

Talk with as many recruiters as you can who might be interested in your major, experience, skills and accomplishments. Keep an open mind! For example, a health care company may not be only looking for health science majors - it may have openings in accounting, personnel, and management.

First Impressions Count

Confidence rates high with recruiters, cockiness does not! Sell yourself by stressing your skills, strengths and interests. Be enthusiastic and courteous. Remember to smile and have a positive attitude.

Dress Professionally

Conservative, professional business attire is best. You need to be neatly groomed. Wear a neatly pressed suit (men: with a tie) if you are seeking a career position. If you are looking for part-time work or an internship, wear a nice shirt/blouse and dress pants/skirt.

Be Realistic in Your Expectations

Don't expect an on-the-spot job offer. At the job fair you will be "micro-interviewing" for a short time with each recruiter. If there is a mutual interest, they'll contact you for a follow-up interview. 

Ask Plenty of Questions

Use each discussion with a recruiter as an opportunity. Increase your knowledge of the company and its job options, the qualities and skills the recruiter is looking for in a job candidate. Explore available advancement and promotion paths, company training programs, etc.

Bring Resumes

A resume is an advertisement for YOU. Keep it short in length and long in honesty, appearance and organization. Cover the basics: your education, skills, and work experience. Typos are unacceptable. If you're not sure, submit your resume to the Career Center for a resume critique. Cover letters are not necessary at a Job Fair.

Follow-Up with a "Thank You" Letter

If a recruiter has been particularly helpful, don't overlook the courtesy of a "thank you" letter. It is a good way to jog the recruiter's memory of you and relay your interest in the company. If you weren't able to get a business card with the recruiter's name and address, check with the staff in the Career Center.