Students and alumni have free access to career consulting, career management seminars and networking opportunities.

Career Opportunities


GETTING STARTED

GGU CAREERS

GGU Careers is the online system designed to assist GGU students and alumni with their career management.

Register for GGU Careers and gain access to:

Career Consulting Appointments

One-on-one, confidential appointments with a career consultant for support in all aspects of career planning including job searching, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing techniques, LinkedIn profile development, networking skills and salary negotiations. Make an appointment through GGU Careers.

GGU's Job & Internship Board

Access to jobs and internships posted for GGU students and alumni on GGU Careers

Online Tools & Resources

Access to online resources such as our eLearning webshops, Glassdoor, and JibberJobber

Events & Workshops

View and sign up for upcoming events such as networking workshops and employer info sessions on GGU Careers.

CareerFlash Weekly Newsletter

OFFICE OF CAREER PLANNING SERVICES & RESOURCES

The Office of Career Planning (OCP) provides services to support students and alumni in strategic career management. Additional services we offer are:

Drop-In Hours

Summer 2017 Schedule

  • Day & Time: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:30 pm* (through August 23)
  • Location: GGU Library, Dana and Teresa Waldman Collaboration Zone

Fall 2017 Schedule (starting August 29)

  • Day & Time: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 pm*
  • Location: GGU Library, Dana and Teresa Waldman Collaboration Zone

*Visit GGU Careers for the weekly schedule and cancelations

Assessments

Career Assessments such as MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, CareerLeader, StrengthsQuest and SkillScan (log into GGU4YOU for applicable fees)

Webshops

Online presentations on GGU eLearning

Alumni Services

All alumni can utilize career services free of charge. This includes appointments with a career consultant, events, job postings, and online resources through GGU Careers.

WHAT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE ON GGU4YOU?

While many of our resources are available through GGU Careers, students and alumni have access to industry information, professional associations and additional job board suggestions by logging into GGU4YOU.

Current Students -- Login to GGU4YOU

CAREER APPOINTMENTS

WHAT IS CAREER CONSULTING?

The goal of career consulting is to assist people so that they can:
  • Better identify their skills, interests, and values
  • Make informed career choices
  • Be valued, satisfied, and competent in the workplace
Career consultants can meet with you to discuss:
  • Setting career goals and action plans
  • Career decision making
  • Assessment of skills, values, interests, and personality preferences
  • Developing your network
  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Job interview skills
  • Job search strategies
  • Job loss

Career Consultants are results-oriented, working with you in a collaborative and confidential relationship. They can act as a sounding board and will assist you through the career planning and development process or career transitions.

Log into GGU Careers to set up an appointment with a Career Consultant

WORKSHOPS & WEBSHOPS

IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS

The Office of Career Planning conducts in-person, interactive workshops throughout the year on a variety of career related topics.

Check Out Our Current Workshop Schedule on GGU Careers

ONLINE WEBSHOPS

View brief, online presentations on a variety of topics via the Office of Career Planning course on eLearning.

Webshop Topics Include:
  • Anatomy of a Resume
  • Resume Accomplishment Statements
  • Attending a Networking Event
  • Expanding Your Professional Network
  • Preparing for a Career Fair
  • Elevator Pitches
  • Creating a Cover Letter
  • Getting LinkedIn
  • Networking with LinkedIn
  • Informational Interviewing
  • Salary Negotiations
INTERNSHIPS

WHAT IS AN INTERNSHIP?

An opportunity and hands-on experience allowing you to apply classroom learning and develop skills/knowledge in a particular field or profession.

An internship should:
  • Build your resume
  • Help you decide on a job function or career path.
  • Apply classroom theories to real life situations.
  • Represent a new and expanded learning experience - it should not be work you have already done or are currently doing.
  • Be directly related to your major and/or career goal.

An internship is not a job. Internships are generally designed to give you experience in a new job function or gain new skills. Your supervisor is there to train and teach you, and should have significant experience in your field of study.

Internships can be full time or part time and last up to 16 weeks. Internships typically begin the second week of September, January, and May. Internships for credit are only allowed during the student's last term at GGU.

HOW DO I FIND AN INTERNSHIP?

GGU Careers has many internship opportunities, both for-credit and not-for-credit. You can also create your own internship by networking with employers. You can also make an appointment with a Career Consultant to discuss your internship search on GGU Careers.

Log Into GGU Careers

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR AN INTERNSHIP?

Access the Step-by-Step Guide to Registering for an Internship in GGU4YOU

NETWORKING & EVENTS

NETWORKING EVENTS

The Office of Career Planning hosts a variety of events throughout the year with opportunities to network with the GGU community and employers which may include panels, informational sessions, Career Meetups and employer resume critiques. Visit GGU Careers for upcoming events.

TAX & ACCOUNTING CAREER FAIRS

The Annual Taxation & Accounting Career Fair is held in September. Registration for the Taxation and Accounting Career Fair will open in mid-August.

GGU'S LINKEDIN GROUP

Golden Gate University Group

GGU's official "members-only" group on the popular professional networking site, LinkedIn. By joining GGU's LinkedIn group, you can view a list of other group members and access tools that facilitate connecting with former or current GGU colleagues, classmates, and faculty. Please be sure to note your affiliation with GGU in your profile in order to join the group.

Tips and best practices to get you started with LinkedIn:

ALUMNI CAREER NETWORK

The Office of Career Planning, Law Career Development, and Alumni Services partnered to launch GGU's Alumni Career Network, a networking tool within GGU's online alumni directory, AlumniConnect.

The Alumni Career Network allows students and alumni to:
  • Connect with students and other alumni to discuss your profession and share industry knowledge through informational meetings.
  • Speak on campus: Alumni interested in coming to speak on campus about their careers and industry trends should email careers@ggu.edu.

GGU ALUMNI EVENTS

Connect with your fellow alumni in person by attending one of the many Alumni events held throughout the Bay Area.

Visit the Alumni Events Page

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Professional associations are groups of people who are looking to advance their field or industry. Professional associations can provide excellent training and networking opportunities for those who are involved. Many have student memberships available and offer local professional development events to members.

ONLINE RESOURCES

GLASSDOOR

Click on the button above to gain unlimited access to Glassdoor's information about salaries, employees' opinions about employers, sample interview questions asked by employers, job postings.

WEBSHOPS

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The Office of Career Planning course in eLearning will give you access to online webshops on variety of career development topics.

JIBBERJOBBER

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Video tutorials on topics including how to effectively use LinkedIn, Informational Interviews, Blogs, Job Boards, and Twitter to get a job. JibberJobber is only available by logging into GGU Careers: