Career Resources

We Care About Your Success!

We know that looking for a job isn't easy. That's why we offer members a suite of career resources to help refine your interests, tweak your resume and build your network.

If you've recently  graduated, special membership rates are available. And if it's been a little longer, it's still an affordable investment in your future. Join the Alumni Association now

join linkedin group to network

LinkedIn

More than 24,000 alumni are networking in the Official San José State LinkedIn group. Don't miss the opportunity to make valuable connections - join our group today! 

CareerBeam

Member exclusive career beam online career development center

The Alumni Association is excited to announce our virtual Career Success Center. Through our continued efforts to meet your career management needs, we have partnered with CareerBeam to bring you the best career development information and the best company and industry research tools available in the market.

CareerBeam is a full service career development portal designed to provide all the resources necessary to guide you through the strategic job search process and achieve your career goals. Create a personalized career plan and conduct a results-oriented career search in an easy-to-use, interactive solution that delivers the most powerful and innovative career tools available today in one comprehensive system.

The Career Success Center has a career development seminar series that has assessments, professional resume & cover letter builders and search strategy resources for you. Just a few highlights and features now available to you include:

  • Research on millions of Companies: Including over 60M organizations in more than 170 countries; containing company overviews, key information and business intelligence. You'll have access to 70M company contacts, many with biographies and contact information, which is great for connecting with alumni.
  • Research on hundreds of Industries: Access to information such as recent developments, business challenges, trends and opportunities on hundreds of industry segments - get current financial information and insights as well.
  • Job Postings: The most updated job posting databases containing millions of jobs from multiple sources including internships, entry-level, professional and executive jobs. Postings are continuously authenticated to remove outdated ones and you can create alerts and find connections through social media.
  • Self-Evaluation: Take a look at who you are today. CareerBeam's unique career assessment tools factor in your values, temperament, interests and personality to help you develop - and achieve - career goals.
  • Create professional resumes and cover letters: Whether you are writing a first-time resume or updating a previous one, use CareerBeam for building an accomplishment-based resume and cover letter.
  • Prepare for Interview and Beyond: Review interview questions with tips on answers; view videos of effective responses; or record your own answers for review and feedback.
  • Networking and Social Media: Social media integration allowing users to leverage their contacts in Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to network and identify potential connections and positions.
  • All of this and more in ONE location: You won't be asked to visit numerous sites and resources. It is all under one roof!

Here's how to get started:

1) Join the Alumni Association.

2) Request your CareerBeam username by emailing the Alumni Association at: alumni@sjsu.edu

3) Log-in to CareerBeam with your username and begin creating your CareerBeam profile.

 

SJSU Career Center

Member exclusive Career Center Website careercenter.sjsu.edu

Access to the SJSU Career Center is free for Alumni Association members! Members receive the following services:

This exclusive jobs database has hundreds of full-time, part-time and internship listings posted each day with 24/7 access.

An innovative and unique job placement program that matches alumni with jobs and internships with employers recruiting SJSU talent. FAQ

  • Job Fairs

Hundreds of organizations in a variety of industries visit campus to recruit SJSU alumni. Meet with employers, network, submit resumes and discover new companies.

  • Workshops

Designed to enhance your knowledge of the job search process, a variety of career-related workshops are offered every semester.

  • Employer Information Sessions

Informal information exchanges that provide excellent opportunities to learn about a particular employer, program, industry, or organization. Beneficial for job seekers and those
exploring career options.

  • On-line Resources

Comprehensive self-help career development resources available 24/7, including access to online workshops, tutorials and video resources. 

  • Career Counseling

Get one-on-one career counseling at a discounted rate of $50 for 50 minutes.

Here's how to get started:

1) Join the Alumni Association.

2) Use your Alumni Association member ID to subscribe to the Career Center online for free.

3) Receive an email from the Career Center verifying your new Username and Password as a Career Center member in approximately 2-3 business days.

Please note: To use the Career Center benefits, you must be a former SJSU student.