Road to Graduation

What is the Road to Graduation?

Road to Graduation is an event series promoting career-focused and graduation events to prepare students and recent graduates for Commencement and future success. 

Upcoming Events

FEBRUARY

Major & Career Exploration
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
11am-12 noon
Burk Hall 229

Not sure what you want to do with your future? Still deciding on a major? Still deciding on a career path? This workshop will help you explore how your interests, skills, and values can connect to career possibilities. You will also learn about resources to help you explore and research career options.


Presented by Career Services & Leadership Development

 

Explore Commercial Real Estate: Learn about Property Management with the Building Owners and Managers Association
Thursday, February 15, 2018
12 noon-1:30PM
BUS 202

Bring your lunch and discuss the benefits of a career in property management. Learn about career orientation resources including mentoring and informational interviews.  Expand your network by meeting industry professionals.


Presented by College of Business Career Services & Professional Development

 

College to Career Alumni Career Panel and Speed Skills Building Event
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
5-7PM
LIB 121

Meet a panel of SF State alumni who are working at major companies like Tesla, Oracle, Pixar, Marcus & Millichap and Yelp.  Panelists will talk about the transition between college to your career and go into topics like networking for jobs, salary negotiation, and how to make the most of your first job. After the panel, alumni will have breakout sessions, where students can get quick resume feedback and practice interview and networking skills. Light refreshments will be served.


Presented by College of Business Career Services & Professional Development

 

Nikon USA Panel and One-on-One Resume/LinkedIn Review
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
2-4PM
BUS 202

Meet different representatives of Nikon USA from different departments who help contribute to the organization.  After a panel, there will be time for one-on-one resume and LinkedIn feedback. Please be prepared by having your resume and/or LinkedIn profile ready for review.


Presented by College of Business Career Services & Professional Development

 

Career Services & Leadership Development (CSLD) Overview & What's Handshake?
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
12 noon-1PM
SSB 404

Learn more about CSLD services and programs as well as take part in a quick tutorial on Handshake, CSLD’s newest career platform to help connect students with career opportunities and develoment. Open to the campus community.


Presented by Career Services & Leadership Development

 

Career Fair, Hospitality & Tourism Career Expo
Thursday, February 22, 2018
10AM-1:30PM
Student Life Events Center (Annex 1)

Do not miss this opportunity to meet recruiters from multiple segments of the Hospitality & Tourism industry and learn about current and future opportunities for employment and internships. Admission is free to CSU and CCC students and alumni. Professional dress is required for this event.


Presented by CSU Northern California Hospitality & Tourism

 

Leveraging Your Business and Marketing Skills in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Industry
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
2-4PM
BUS 202

Are you a business student and wondering which industry or field to pursue? Come join fellow SFSU alumni for an introduction to the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Industry and see how you can utilize your skills to build a career in this exciting market. It’s almost impossible to ignore the construction going on in the San Francisco Bay Area. How do these buildings get built and what’s the process to make it all happen? Meet leaders in Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) who will share insights about using business and marketing skills in this industry and will provide more information about the society.


Presented by College of Business Career Services & Professional Development

 

Resume & Cover Letter Bootcamp
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
12 noon-1:30PM
SSB 404

Do you know how to make your resume and cover letter shine? This workshop will show you that it is easier than you imagine putting together a professional resume & cover letter that will spark an employer’s interest. You will learn tips on how to craft or enhance your resume and cover letter that highlights your qualifications, education and experiences relevant to your job/internship objective.


Presented by Career Services & Leadership Development


MARCH

Teacher Career, Hiring, and Information Fair
Saturday, March 3, 2018
1-4PM
Student Life Events Center (Annex 1)

Are you a business student and wondering which industry or field to pursue? Come join fellow SFSU alumni for an introduction to the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Industry and see how you can utilize your skills to build a career in this exciting market. It’s almost impossible to ignore the construction going on in the San Francisco Bay Area. How do these buildings get built and what’s the process to make it all happen? Meet leaders in Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) who will share insights about using business and marketing skills in this industry and will provide more information about the society.


Presented by the Graduate College of Education

 

Competitive Graduate School Applications Workshop
Monday, March 5, 2018
3:30-5PM
LIB 244

The Division of Graduate Studies is holding a workshop to provide you with strategies for submitting a competitive graduate school application. This workshop will provide you with an overview of the graduate school application timeline, researching potential faculty mentors, preparing personal statements, tips for obtaining strong letters of recommendation, and preparing for entrance exams.


Presented by the Graduate College of Education

 

How to Land a Dream Internship by INROADS
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
2 noon-1:30PM
BUS 202

Learn essential tips on how to successfully land an internship by INROADS. INROADS is an international organization with over 28 offices serving nearly 2,000 Interns at over 200 companies. INROADS has connected outstanding ethnically diverse students and placement of those students in internships at many of North America’s top corporations, firms and organizations for over 40 years.


Presented by College of Business Career Services & Professional Development

 

Grad Fair 2018
March 6-8, 2018
9AM-5PM
SFSU Bookstore

Join your fellow soon-to-be graduates at our 2018 Grad Fair in preparation for Commencement. At this event you will be able to obtain cap and gown information, get a free sitting for your Graduation portrait photo, purchase a Grad Pack to pre-order your regalia rental during grad fair and receive a discount on your diploma frame or sash, order graduation announcements, class rings and more!

For more information and further details, visit the Attire page by clicking here.

Presented by the Commencement Office and SFSU Bookstore

 

How to Work a Career Fair
Thursday, March 8, 2018
12 noon-1:30PM
CCSC - Rosa Parks A-C

Learn how to prepare and be successful at a Career Fair. Come find out how you can make the best impression with employers to land your next internship and/or job. This workshop can help you put your best foot forward by teaching you the skills needed to make the most out of your career fair experience.


Presented by Career Services & Leadership Development

 

Peace Corps, Panel Discussion: Women in Service
Thursday, March 8, 2018
4-5PM
Online, register for login information

Discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from returned Volunteers. Join us to learn about the challenging, rewarding and inspirational moments from a panel of female returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Ask questions about service and gain tips to guide you through the application process. For questions about this event, contact Rachel Day.


Presented by Peace Corps

 

Competitive Graduate School Applications Workshop
Wedneday, March 14, 2018
12 noon-1:30PM
LIB 244

The Division of Graduate Studies is holding a workshop to provide you with strategies for submitting a competitive graduate school application. This workshop will provide you with an overview of the graduate school application timeline, researching potential faculty mentors, preparing personal statements, tips for obtaining strong letters of recommendation, and preparing for entrance exams.


Presented by the Graduate College of Education

 

Spring Career Fair
Wedneday, March 14, 2018
12:30-4PM
Mashouf Wellness Center, Mac Gym

Meet with employers during this major recruiting event to learn about part-time/seasonal jobs, internship/co-op programs, and full-time employment opportunities. Register today to receive e-mails with preparation tips, notifications about upcoming workshops, and a reminder to attend the Career Fair. Open to currently enrolled SF State students, SF State alumni, and currently enrolled students of other CSU campuses. All guests must bring SF State student ID, or transcript and photo ID to show present or past student status. All guests are expected to follow the Code of Conduct. Students and alumni should bring their resumes and wear professional attire.


Presented by Career Services & Leadership Development

 

APRIL

Resume & Cover Letter Bootcamp
Thursday, April 5, 2018
3-4:30PM
CCSC, T-160

Do you know how to make your resume and cover letter shine? This workshop will show you that it is easier than you imagine putting together a professional resume & cover letter that will spark an employer’s interest.  You will learn tips on how to craft or enhance your resume and cover letter that highlights your qualifications, education and experiences relevant to your job/internship objective.


Presented by Career Services & Leadership Development

 

Competitive Graduate School Applications Workshop
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
2-3:30PM
LIB 244

The Division of Graduate Studies is holding a workshop to provide you with strategies for submitting a competitive graduate school application. This workshop will provide you with an overview of the graduate school application timeline, researching potential faculty mentors, preparing personal statements, tips for obtaining strong letters of recommendation, and preparing for entrance exams.


Presented by the Graduate College of Education

 

Major & Career Exploration
Thursday, April 19, 2018
3-4:30PM
CCSC, T-160

Not sure what you want to do with your future? Still deciding on a major? Still deciding on a career path? This workshop will help you explore how your interests, skills, and values can connect to career possibilities. You will also learn about resources to help you explore and research career options.


Presented by Career Services & Leadership Development

 

MAY

How to Land a Job
Thursday, May 3, 2018
2-4PM
BUS 202

Graduating and seeking a job? Looking for a summer job? Learn different strategies on how to find job opportunities. In the 2nd hour, there will be time for resume review. Please bring your resume for feedback. Light refreshments will be provided.


Presented by College of Business Career Services & Professional Development

 

 

Please check back as more events are confirmed!