The Career Center is the central hub for career and employment services at Sacramento State. Working with businesses and organizations of all sizes and from all sectors, we are committed to delivering the very best value for your recruiting efforts. We share a common goal - to connect your business needs with the abundant and diverse talents of our student and alumni community. To that end, a wide range of services, resources and programs are available to you.
New Employer Orientation
Are you new to working with Sac State, or interested in expanding your visibility? At this one hour meeting you will be introduced to members of the Career Center team and learn how to build effective recruitment strategies to fit your unique business needs.
New Employer Orientations are held from 10:00 am - 11:15 am on the following dates
- March 23, 2017
Organizer of Sacramento State Career Center New Employer Orientation:
Mary Kober - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hornet Career Connection - Post Jobs & Internships
Hornet Career Connection is our free, online career services management system for employers, students, alumni, and the Sacramento State community. Registered employers are able to post jobs, browse student resumes, and schedule recruitment events such as career fairs, company presentations (information sessions), on-campus interviews and table events.
NOTE: Review our Employer Recruitment Policies
Allow the Career Center staff up to 5 business days to review and approve your registration. You will receive an email confirmation once your account has been approved.
Please note that you may be contacted and asked to submit additional information.
The Career Center at California State University, Sacramento is providing Hornet Career Connection, a listing service for students and prospective employers of students as a convenience. The University provides no assurance of any kind regarding the actual qualifications or capacities of a student to perform the desired work or of any actual or prospective employer's willingness or ability to provide the described work. Any student or employer who misrepresents information to the University for the purpose of utilizing this service shall be barred from its continued utilization.
Third party recruiters may post their positions only and will not have access to student resumes.
The Career Center reserves the right to exercise its broad discretion and refuse service to anyone.
What is an Internship?
- Internships can provide students with academically related work experience and in many cases, pay.
- Internships are designed to give students the opportunity to work in pre-professional positions while still in school.
- Internships are any type of carefully planned and monitored work experience in which the intern has intentional learning goals.
- Internships come in many forms... some carry academic credit and some are arranged independently from the curriculum... some are paid and some are non-paid... they may last a month or up to two years
- Internships foster self-confidence and professionalism, enable students to make important contacts in the business world and allow companies to get a good look at potential full-time employees.
Employer Benefits of Hiring an Intern
- Internships provide employers with a continual pool of high-achieving students.
- Internships allow flexibility in staffing needs: it frees up higher paid staff to do more advanced or higher priority work.
- Internships offer a cost effective, screening program of recruiting highly qualified students.
- Internships result in a greater retention of newly hired employees (student interns).
- Interns returning to campus are effective public relations ambassadors and contribute positively to a company's recruiting efforts and image.
- Internships serve as a low-cost training and development program.
- Employer/University ties are strengthened and communication is improved.
- Internships tend to increase regular employee motivation and productivity. Hiring interns frees up regular employees from minor or routine tasks and allows these employees to concentrate on more challenging or sophisticated projects.
- Interns are enthusiastic people who will provide new ideas and new viewpoints.
- Interns that are hired on as a permanent employee after graduation experience greater satisfaction with their jobs than regular hires and therefore help reduce turnover.
Hornet Career Connection
Hornet Career Connection is an online career management system where employers can post internship opportunities from across the nation for Sacramento State students and alumni to see. Hornet Career Connection also posts part-time, full-time and volunteer opportunities.
On-Campus Internship Interviews
Companies who wish to recruit Sacramento State students for internships are welcome to participate in the On-Campus Recruitment Program. For more informatin contact Candace McGee, Internship Manager, at 916-278-7207 or email@example.com.
If you're an employer with questions about internships, don't miss A Guide For Employers Internship Toolkit. Here is a glimpse of what it contains. Get your free copy today by emailing Candace McGee, Internship Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News and Highlights
Mayra Baez, Undergraduate - Gerontology
Meet Mayra Baez, a student in the College of Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies, majoring in Gerontology with a minor in Psychology. Like many students, Mayra's journey to find the right educational path for herself involved some exploration. Read more about how Mayra's internship and volunteer experiences helped clarify her interests and goals.
Roman Smith, Alumni - B.A. English
Inspired by a high school English teacher who held students to a high bar, Roman Smith embodied these standards throughout his education at Sacramento State, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BA in English. Before heading off to law school in the fall, about what Roman shared with Career Center staff a little bit about experiences that helped develop his career path, and what he is taking with him to the next stage of his professional life. Read more...
Career Center Resources
MedStart - A regional economic development collaborative for medical device and medical technology industries. Partnering with Sacramento State Career Center to connect businesses with internships.
Sacramento State Resources
2016-2017 University Online Catalog - The University Online Catalog is the official source of the university’s academic programs and courses. The catalog is used as a guide in planning a course of study and in meeting requirements for graduation.
Student Organizations & Leadership (SO&L) - Student Organizations & Leadership (SO&L) are committed to encouraging and helping students become involved in campus life through a variety of leadership programs and more than 300 clubs and organizations.
Learn More about Sacramento State - Learn more about how Sac State offers a transformative educational experience enriched by the arts, culture, diversity, natural campus beauty, and a community committed to service and excellence.
Employer Relations Team
Mary Kober, Senior Employer Relations & Workforce Analyst (new employers)
Kate Lockwood, Employer Relations Coordinator (liasion for current employers)
Candace McGee, Internship Manager
Voun Sa, Employer Relations Specialist (hornet career connection and event management)