CSU, Chico News

Career Center and Internship Center Merge

Date: 09-09-2008

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

Two key California State University, Chico offices assisting students with internships and career planning have merged, resulting in a “one-stop-shop” in the new Student Services Center.

The Career Center and the Office of Experiential Education (also known as the Internship Center) are both located in SSC 270. The name of the office will remain the Career Center.

According to Jamie Starmer, Career Center director, a key factor in the decision was the synergy of a single program for students needing help with any facet of their career plan, such as seeking an internship or career opportunity, choosing a major, or searching for and applying to graduate school.

“All career services will now be available in one location, and students will benefit by working with the same career development staff from their freshman year through graduation,” said Starmer.

CSU, Chico is one of the top recruited schools on the West Coast by well known employers such as Intel, IBM, PG&E, Chevron, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Mervyns, Union Pacific and Bose. Students benefit from approximately 700 on-campus employer visits each year from corporations, government and nonprofit organizations, health care institutions and school districts.

Students needing help with any facet of their career plan can contact the Career Center at 898-5253 to set an appointment, or stop by during the drop-in advising period between 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily. Employers wanting to post a job or get information about recruiting events should also call or e-mail placement@csuchico.edu. For more information, contact Starmer at 898-5253 or jstarmer@csuchico.edu