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Division of Student Affairs

Career Center

Welcome Faculty & Staff!

Career Center Services and Programs

Faculty and staff who currently work for California State University, Sacramento are eligible to utilize Career Center services and programs with no associated fee.

We offer walk-in career counseling services to assist you in identifying what Career Center programs and services will be most beneficial. The Career Center also offers follow-up 50-minute career counseling appointments, for those who would like to work with a Career Counselor on an ongoing basis. Faculty and staff are also welcome to attend any of the events that are offered each semester.

The following career counseling and development services can provide an opportunity to spend some quality and in depth time resolving current and future issues including, but not limited to:

  • Life transitions
  • Career, work and educational planning
  • Decision making and goal setting
  • Assessment of skills
  • Values and interests
  • Exploration of barriers to educational and employment goals
  • Job search strategies
  • Practice for interview sessions
  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Completing applications
  • Identifying resources and job listings available at Sacramento State and in the Sacramento area community

You are welcome to visit the Career Center anytime, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. If you have any questions or need further information about Career Center services and programs, please feel free to contact us at 916.278.6231 or visit the Career Center, Lassen Hall, Room 1013.

Hornet Career Connection

Faculty & Staff have access to Hornet Career Connection as faculty or as an employer.


All Sacramento State faculty may register for a Hornet Career Connection account as faculty. This account can be used to access Career Center events, view jobs and to review active employer contacts.

click here to sign in as faculty FOR Hornet Career Connection

Employers - Post General and/or Student Assistant Positions

Sacramento State faculty and staff may also register for Hornet Career Connection as employers to post general and/or student assistant positions. 

click here to sign in as an employer FOR Hornet Career Connection


Career Counselors and Experiential Learning Coordinators

College of Health & Human Services, College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies
Emmanuel Melgarejo 
Career Center Main Office: Lassen 1013
Phone: 278.7205

College of Engineering & Computer Science, College of Arts & Letters
Michelle Okada 
Career Center Main Office: Lassen 1013  
Phone: 278.6827

College of Education, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Kelly Van Zandt  
Career Center Main Office: Lassen 1013
Phone: 916.278.6235

College of Business Administration
College of Business Office of Student Affairs 
Phone: 278.5875

On-Campus Student Employment
Marissa Finch 
Career Center Main Office: Lassen 1013
Phone: 916.278.5721


For the fall 2017 semester, the Career Center is offering workshops to assist you in introducing your students to the career planning process and to Career Center services and programs:

Internship & Job Search Strategies Workshop

If your students are looking for an internship or job, then this workshop is for them! They will learn about all of the services the Career Center has to offer to help them find these opportunities and how they can be strategic with their internship and job search.

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 / 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm / Career Center, Lassen Hall 1013
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 / 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm / Career Center, Lassen Hall 1013

Resume and Cover Letter Writing Techniques Workshop

This workshop will teach your students how to shine on paper through their cover letter and resume. Whether they are just starting or want to improve their documents, this workshop is for them! They will take away samples and excellent tips from our professional staff.

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 / 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm / Career Center, Lassen Hall 1013
  • Wednesday, Novmber 1, 2017 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm / Career Center, Lassen Hall 1013

Interviewing Tips Workshop
Have your students attend this workshop to learn how to strategically answer those tough interview questions! They will find out what some common interview questions are and how to best answer them. 
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 / 1:30 - 2:30 pm / Career Center, Lassen Hall 1013 
  • Wednesday, Novmber 8, 2017 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm / Career Center, Lassen Hall 1013


First Year Seminar Presentations

The Career Center offers First Year Seminar presentations upon request for the University community. This is an opportunity for a Career Center staff member to visit your classroom and conduct an interactive session on the career planning process and our programs and services.

Submit your program request using our online program request form.

NOTE: We recommend that you schedule your program request early since we are offering a limited number of classroom visits for the fall 2017 semester. The program requests are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Val Herrera at
Thank you for your interest in incorporating career development and Career Center programs and services into your class curriculum.

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