Career-Focused Events for Students

Sep 09, 2019

Meet your career coach, find internships and job opportunities and more at on-campus events this fall.


Cal U’s Career and Professional Development Center will hold a block party from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 17 in front of the Natali Student Center. 

Students can meet their career coach and learn about the Career Advantage, which helps students explore majors and careers, gain experience through internships and cooperative education opportunities, and make connections with employers.

In case of rain, the block party will be relocated to the Heritage Lounge in the Student Center. 

Career Week will be held Sept. 23-27.

Career information tables will be set up in the Natali Student Center Food Court from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. throughout the week.                               

Students will learn how to find internship and job opportunities at next month’s Career Fair (Monday); schedule an appointment for free professional clothing (Tuesday); get advice on finding the right internship and graduate program (Wednesday); get a Career Advantage check-up (Thursday), and review their resume and get interview tips (Friday). 

Students can swipe their CalCards at the block party and during Career Week events to earn Career Advantage points, which can lead to Career Advantage graduation cords. 

Career Week will prepare students to attend the Cal U Fall Career Fair from 11 a.m-2 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Convocation Center. More than 80 employers are scheduled to attend to recruit for internships, jobs, and volunteer opportunities. 

Cal U students are encouraged to dress professionally and bring resumes and their CalCards. 

“Whether students are exploring options, looking to gain experience or trying to make connections, Career Week and the Career Fair will help them gain their unique career advantage.,” said Rhonda Gifford, director of the Career and Professional Development Center. 

For more information about the Fall Career Fair, including a list of employers who will be attending the fair, students and alumni should join or log into Handshake at Cal U or download the Handshake Jobs & Careers app and click on the events tab. 

For more information, contact the CPDC at 724-938-4413, visit, or email