Faculty and Staff Toolkit

Career Center Services

We offer 15 minute drop-in career counseling to assist student and alumni on career development topics. After an initial drop-in, students can request an appointment with a career counselor. 

These are the career development topics we cover:

  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Interview Preparation
  • Major Exploration
  • Career Exploration
  • Job and Internship Search Strategies
  • Assessment: FOCUS 2, Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI), and Strong Interest Inventory
  • Evaluation of Values, Interests, Strengths, and Skills
  • Career Planning
  • Decision Making and Goal Setting
  • Job Fair Preparation
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Professional Communication
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Networking
  • Graduate School Research and Personal Statements
  • Exploration of Barriers to Educational and Employment Goals
  • Job Application Questions

For current hours of operation, location, and contact information, visit the Career Center About Us page.

Hornet Career Connection

Hornet Career Connection is the ultimate job and internship search tool for current Sac State students and alumni. As faculty or staff, you can utilize it in four ways:

  • Request an automated job feed widget for your specific department or faculty webpage (for more information contact: jobs@csus.edu
  • Search for internships or jobs to share with your students; including federal work study positions.

click here to sign in as faculty FOR Hornet Career Connection

  • Post student assistant positions for your departmental needs. 
  • Refer employers to post opportunities they share with you.

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

Career Counselors and Experiential Learning Coordinators

College Name Email Location Phone
College of Arts & Letters Career Center Liaison Michelle Okada michelle.okada@csus.edu Lassen 1013 (Main Office) (916) 278-6827
College of Business (MBA) Stephanie Francis stephanie.francis@csus.edu Tahoe 1037 (MBA) (916) 278-6772
College of Business Administration (CBA Office of Student Engagement) Bonnie Burnell cbastudentaffairs@csus.edu Tahoe 1030 (CBA) (916) 278-5875
College of Business Career Center Liaison Melissa Repa repam@csus.edu Lassen 1013 (Main Office) (916) 278-6233
College of Education, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics Career Center Liaison Denise Hamilton denise.hamilton@csus.edu Lassen 1013 (Main Office) (916) 278-6235
College of Engineering & Computer Science Neysa Bush nbush@csus.edu Santa Clara 1204 (ECS) (916) 278-7091
College of Engineering & Computer Science Career Center Liaison Michelle Okada michelle.okada@csus.edu Lassen 1013 (Main Office) (916) 278-6827
College of Health & Human Services, College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies Career Center Liaison Emanuel Melgarejo melgarejo@csus.edu Lassen 1013 (Main Office) (916) 278-7205
On-Campus Student Employment Emma Wadiak emma.wadiak@csus.edu Lassen 1013 (Main Office) (916) 278-5721

Events & Workshops

Every semester the Career Center offers a variety of programs and workshops to connect students with employers, and build key career development skills. We encourage you to add relevant events to your course syllabus as an assignment or extra credit.

All programs and workshops will be updated on the Career Center Events and Workshops page each semester.

Online Tools


Students can engage in the career development process on their own time via our dynamic College to Career Readiness (C2C) tool. This tool walks students through five levels of career development engagement. In addition, C2C now features a new assessment tool, called FOCUS 2. Through self-assessment and discovery students can use this tool to explore specific Sac State majors of interest, and possible careers and industries that might intrigue them.

Assigning a level or module of C2C to your students is an efficient and simple way to embed career preparation curriculum into your course content.


Students can learn and practice interviewing via this interactive tool. Thinking about assigning a mock interview to your students? This tool allows students to record themselves interviewing and share the video with you. With thousands of interview questions, for various industries, and skill levels, this tool is invaluable. As faculty or staff you can create an account too with your csus email address. https://csus.biginterview.com/ 


First Year Seminar Presentations

Introducing students to career planning early will help your students build career readiness skills and smoothly transition to a career. There are a vast number of resources that we have to help guide students through this process, and a First Year Seminar is a great way to introduce students to what we have to offer. This is an opportunity for a Career Center staff member or intern to visit your classroom and conduct an interactive session on the career planning process and our programs and services. Faculty can request a Career Center presentation at: https://tinyurl.com/CCProgramRequest ***Space is limited, so please make your request today.***  NOTE: First Year Seminar presentation dates, times, and presenters will be confirmed by the first week of each academic semester.


Classroom Presentation Request

An effective way to engage with the Career Center and bring career development curriculum to your students is requesting a classroom presentation. We can speak on career topics or just simply do a 15 minute overview of what we do and how we can help students. The presentation request form, with a list of possible presentation options can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/CCProgramRequest. ***Availability is limited, so please make your request early.***


  • Resume and Cover letter
    Students will learn the purpose of a resume, along with tips, and two types of resumes structures (Chronological and Combination). Students will also learn how to develop a cover letter to introduce their skills and resume to employer.
  • Interviewing and Professionalism
    Students will learn interviewing strategies including tips on how to make a long lasting impression in their interview. In addition, students will engage the concept of professionalism in a variety of setting including dress.
  • Internships/Job Search Strategies
    Students will learn effective strategies for finding jobs and/or internships. Students will also learn the techniques that will help them find the internship or job that is right for them.
  • Major/Career Exploration
    Students will learn strategies to explore career attributes related to their interests, values, and skills and connect those to possible careers, majors, and/or professional interests.
  • Career Services Presentation (15 minutes)
    Students will be introduce to the Career Center services, programs, and events.
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