The Student Employment and Internship Center provides hands on career development and preparation services to help students learn about and develop employment portfolios, resumés, cover letters, professional networking skills, job and internship search strategies, and interview preparation to find the next great job or internship.
Students or alumni can choose any or all of the services below depending on their needs or interests. Recent graduates are encouraged to utlize our services as well. To register and get started, . A member of the Career Preparation Team will contact you within 72 hours with instructions to schedule and get going.
One-on-one support to map out career goals and action steps.
Students work one on one with a member from the Career Preparation Team to map out plans and strategies for how to best prepare for and execute their job and internship search.
Hands-on workshop focusing on resumé formatting.
In a workshop setting students learn the foundational techniques and formats for drafting a well-written resumé and cover letter that highlight skills, education, and experience. A solid resumé is the most vital part of the job search process. Attending this workshop is the place to start.
Students work one on one with a member from the Career Preparation Team to review, edit, and put the final touches on their resumé. This service is geared towards students who have attended a resumé workshop and/or have a strong resumé draft already completed.
Students work one on one with a member from the Career Preparation Team to develop an online profile presence that stands out. Learn more about harnessing the power of online networking and job search tools such as Linkedin, Indeed, Idealist, mbinterns.org. Also explore the professional applications of social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Students work one on one with a member of the Career Preparation Team to develop a personalized job/internship search plan. Learn more about organizing the search, establishing criteria for jobs and internships, preparing for a job fair, and effectively communicating with employers and hiring managers to maximize time and effort.
In a workshop setting or one on one with a member of the Career Preparation Team students prepare for and practice professional interviews. Interview preparation can help you feel more confident when the time comes for the real thing and might help land the next great job or internship. Attending this workshop (link to career services calendar) or meeting individually is a great place to start.
Career Prep Classes and Certificates
For students interested in a more DIY approach, Cabrillo offers free and self-paced courses to take your resume, portfolio and job search to the next level.
Preparing for the Next Great Job (DMCP 402)
- Learn knowledge and skills to prepare for a professional career search
- Create an employment portfolio and practice interview skills
Applying for the Next Great Job (DMCP 403)
- Build strategies and resources to seek professional work experience
- Utilize online tolls and plans to meet your professional goal
For students who already have a job and want to take their skills and experience to the next level, check out
Success in the Workplace (DMCP 404)
- Develop essential skills to thrive in a professional workplace environment
- Maximize positive working relationships and enhance productivity
Creating Career Satisfaction (DMCP 405)
- Learn how professionalism and personal accountability lead to career satisfaction
- Discover how to meet your goals while creating balance in your life