Professional Development and Career Readiness


Internship Fridays


In order to make sure that students get the most out of their internships, the College of Liberal Arts has established a series of speakers and interactive workshops open to CLA students who are completing internships. 

Offered on select Fridays throughout the academic year, these events provide opportunities for students to build professional skills such as interviewing and networking, as well as discuss internship and related career issues.

Spring Semester Internship Fridays Events

""Friday, March 2, 10 – 11 am @ PH1 -141: You’re Graduating, Now What?

Guest Speaker: Melanie Whitney
Join us as we learn how to navigate life after graduation. Together we will deconstruct the meaning of “Success” and understand how it ultimately shapes the rest of your life.

Friday, April 6, 10 – 11 am @ PH1 -141: Negotiating the Job Offer

Negotiating your first job offer can be intimidating. Gain the skills and confidence to advocate for yourself! Learn how to research salary information, articulate your skills and values, and learn negotiation strategies.



Career Readiness


To help students prepare for finding an internship, the College of Liberal Arts offers career readiness workshops and one-on-one career coaching sessions.

Topics include:

"" Resume and Cover Letter Writing "" Internship Search Tools & Techniques
"" Networking "" Interviewing preparation

Spring Semester Career Readiness Events

Take the Next Skills, Training, Experience, Purpose (STEP) Get an Internship! For more information, contact 562.985.4464 or cla-interships@csulb.eduTuesday, March 6, 3 – 4:30 pm @ LA1-300: Information Session: Internship Opportunities in Government & Civic Engagement

WestCal Academy (link opens in a new tab) and LA County Assessor Jeff Prang will provide valuable information for students on how find internship opportunities and start their career in government and civic engagement.

Wednesday, March 7, 2 – 3 pm @ PH1 – 109: Effective Resume & Cover Letter Writing
Develop resume and cover letter writing strategies by learning how to articulate your transferable skills and make your application stand out to recruiters

Thursday, March 15, 3:30 – 4:30 pm @ PH1 – 109: How to Find an Internship
Learn how to use internship search tools and how to network with recruiters to access internship opportunities. Bring your laptop to begin your internship search.

Tuesday, March 20, 2 – 3 pm @ PH1 -109: How to Prepare for the Interview
Practice tough interview questions and discover important tips to ace your interview

Students are able to make an appointment with the Career Readiness and Internship Programs Specialist by contacting or online through SSC-Advising and Tutoring.