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Career Counseling 

Career Counselor offers virtual one-on-one advising for all current students and alumni to help them reflect on their strengths and values, and pursue opportunities that match their unique interests to design personalized career plans. 

We can also administer Career Tests including Strengths Finder and The Strong Interest Inventory to help you clarify your career path and articulate your brand. Make an appointment today!  

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*Currently unavailable until a Career Counselor staff is hired. Please consult online resources available on our site.* 

 *All students are limited to five appointments per semester. 

 Common Career Counseling Topics: 

  • Career Exploration 

  • Networking 

  • Internship and Job Search Strategies 

  • Interview Preparation 

  • Resume, Cover Letter & LinkedIn Reviews 

Graduate School Planning and Applications 
 

Peer Career Advising

Career Advising is available MWF: 12P.M.-2P.M. and TTh: 4 P.M.-6P.M. through the Handshake appointment system. These session are led by Peer Career Ambassadors that last for 10-15 minutes and are designed for quick, career-related questions or brief resume, cover letter or online profile reviews. Schedule your Peer Career 

Who are Peer Career Ambassadors? 

Peer Career Ambassadors are students trained by the CSLD team to help fellow students with applications, resumes and cover letters, and learn about essential CSLD information. As students themselves, they can offer perspective having gone through similar experiences. Perfect for quick-tips and last-minute help, they are available to meet one-on-one for 20 minute sessions.

What does a Peer Career Ambassador do? 

PCAs can help with: 

  • Resume & Cover Letter Critiques 

  • LinkedIn Reviews 

  • How to Use Handshake 

  • Career Fair Tips 

  • Any questions about CSLD 

How do I meet with a Peer Career Ambassador? 

You can schedule a quick 20 minute appointment with a PCA in Handshake. Select the “All Students: Peer Career Advising” category and chose your appointment type.  

Handshake

Handshake is SF State's online career management platform for students, alumni and employers. With over 10,000+ employers, 10,000+ jobs, 2,000+ internship listings and growing, activate your Handshake today! 

  • Find and Apply for jobs & internships targeted to SF State students. Thousands of new opportunities are posted each month!
  • Schedule an appointment for help on career exploration, resume/cover letter writing, interview preparation, and more. 
  • Join events to gain strategies for building your career. 
  • Attend job fairs & info sessions to network with employers. 

Current Student Login Instructions 

If you are a current student and you have a campus email, ______@mail.sfsu.edu or _____@sfsu.edu, follow instructions below to login. 

  • Go to: https://sfsu.joinhandshake.com/login 

  • Click on the blue button that says San Francisco State University SSO  

  • Enter your credentials for SF State Global Login and click on “Login” 

  • Complete your profile*it is recommended that you upload your resume first as it will populate items in your education, work and other sections* 

Alumni Login Instructions 

If you graduated from SF State, please follow the instructions below to get a Handshake account. 

  • Send an email to csld@sfsu.edu 

  • Include your first and last name (include previous name if it has changed since you graduated) 

  • Include your student id number (if you remember it)  

  • Include the email you would like the account to be created with 

  • Include your major and year of graduation