Find guides, apps, and other resources to help you achieve your career goals.  Career Success Resources [pdf] are organized by task and developmental.  Log into apps with your SJSU ID and password. 


Develop Your Career Plan

Your Roadmap to Career Success [pdf], with essential milestones for career readiness

Career Plan Checklist [pdf], a comprehensive career-success plan

Career Pathways [pdf] for industry information, jobs and internships, and your career counselor

Explore Your Options

Major & Career Exploration Guide [pdf]

Values Assessment [pdf], to consider how your values will influence your career direction

Skills Inventory [pdf], to select top skills that are most important in your career

Focus2 App

  • Assess your career readiness, interests, and personality.
  • Discover majors and fields that fit your attributes and preferences.
  • Plan your educational and career pathway.
  • Focus2 User Guide and Video
  • Exploring Your Focus2 Results [pdf] Guide


  • Grow your professional network.
  • Gain career advice and mentoring.
  • Join industry-sponsored challenges.

Build Experience

Build Experience Action Plan [pdf]LinkedIn Learning App

  • Gain tips on job- or internship-searching.
  • Learn strategies for succeeding in a new internship or job.
  • Build in-demand skills, such as digital office skills, coding, and project management.

Build Your Brand

Resume/Cover Letter Guide [pdf]

VMock App

  • Upload your resume for instant and personalized feedback
  • Compare your resume to industry benchmarks

Find a Job, Internship, or other Experience

Job/Internship Search Guide [pdf]

SJSU Handshake User Guide [pdf]
SJSU Handshake App

  • Apply for jobs, internships, and other experiences.
  • Find career-education events to learn employer-connection strategies.
  • Attend job fairs and info sessions to network with employers.
  • Stay updated on opportunities by setting up notifications.

GoinGlobal App

  • Find job postings for the U.S. and abroad.
  • Get information on work permit/visa regulations and H-1B employers.
  • Explore country-specific resume, interview, and cultural advice.
  • Join professional networking groups.

Prep for Interviews

Interviewing Guide [pdf]

Career Closet, for an appointment to secure a no-cost professional outfit

Big Interview App

  • Practice virtual interviews with industry-specific questions.
  • Learn about types of interviews, common questions, and effective responses.

Consider an Offer

Initial Career Success Outcomes, to compare recent graduate salary offers

Prep for Graduate School

Applying to Graduate School Guide [pdf] 

Career Guides by Population

Graduate Student Guide [pdf]

International Student Guide [pdf] 

Undocumented Student Guide [pdf]