Career Services: For Students & Alumni

Students and alumni from the Schools of Business, Taxation, and Accounting have free access to career consulting, workshop & events, and networking opportunities. If you are a law student, please visit the Law School page.



Eligibility Requirements for Students

The Office of Career Planning (OCP) serves students and alumni from the schools of business, accounting, and taxation*. Services include individual career consulting; internship and employment assistance; networking events; inclusion into resume books; on‐campus interviewing; and online internship and job listings.

Eligible students are automatically registered with a GGU Careers account and receive login instructions during their first week of enrollment at GGU. After logging in, students can access resources throughout the website.*Students and alumni in the Law program are served by a separate career office.

Eligibility Requirements for Alumni

Services offered by the Office of Career Planning are free to alumni from the schools of business, accounting, and taxation. If we believe that an alumnus can no longer be effectively served by our office through career counseling, we will provide the individual with a list of community resource referrals. While we may restrict access to career counseling appointments, an alumnus may still access job postings and online resources, as determined by the Director of the Office of Career Planning.


GGU Careers is the online system designed to assist GGU students and alumni from the Schools of Business, Taxation, and Accounting with their career management. If you are a law student, visit the Law School page. 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 your appointment today!

GGU's Job & Internship Board

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

CareerFlash Weekly Newsletter

Receive valuable career tips and resources.


As a student or alumnus who utilizes The Office of Career Planning (OCP) services, I agree to:
  1. Provide accurate and honest information on my GGU Careers profile, resume, and all job search documents and in my interactions with employers.
  2. Before registering for an event or making a career consulting appointment, I will ensure that I can honor this commitment. If I must cancel and appointment or event registration, I will do so in GGU Careers at least 24 hours in advance. Once I cannot cancel online, I understand that my cancellation is considered a "late cancellation" and must be cancelled by calling OCP.I understand that if I do not show up for a scheduled appointment/event and do not notify OCP in advance, I am considered a "no‐show". Consistent "late cancelations" and/or "no-shows" may result in a restriction of services.
  3. Accept that career counseling is not appropriate for everyone. My career counselor has the right to remove my career counseling rights if he/she believes that I can no longer be effectively served by the office.
  4. Keep ALL interview appointments with employers conducting campus interviews or notify OCP in advance of any emergency reason to cancel a commitment. I understand that I must cancel or reschedule campus interviews online by the cancelation deadline. Once I can no longer cancel online, I understand that my cancellation is considered a "late cancellation" and must be cancelled by calling OCP.I understand that if I do not keep my scheduled campus interview and do not notify OCP in advance, I am considered a "no‐show". I understand that if I "no‐show" two times I will lose my career services interview privileges.
  5. Engage appropriately and professionally with all members of the GGU community (ex. employers, alumni, staff/faculty). Should my interactions be deemed as inappropriate, all or some of rights to career services and activities may be revoked.
  6. Honor my acceptance of a job or internship offer. Once I accept an offer, I will withdraw from consideration for other opportunities, discontinue my job or internship search, and remove myself from any resume books (if applicable). I understand that it is unethical to accept a job or internship and then renege (turn down the offer). I will advise the OCP director of any extenuating circumstances that may cause me to reevaluate my job/internship acceptance before notifying the employer.
  7. Accept the consequences of losing OCP privileges if I do not comply with these principles of conduct. I understand that some violations could result in a report to the Dean of Students.


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

Drop-In Hours - Summer 2019 (starting May 6)
Mondays: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Wednesdays: 4:00-5:00 pm
 Detailed Weekly Schedule

GGU Library
Dana & Teresa Waldman Collaboration Zone
536 Mission Street, San Francisco


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


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.


While many of our resources are available through GGU Careers, students and alumni have access to a list of employers who have hired GGU interns, industry information, and additional job board suggestions by logging in to GGU4YOU.



 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 and satisfied 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. If you are a law student, please visit the Law School page.



  • GGU Careers: GGU students and alumni have access to jobs and internships posted on GGU Careers, several of which are targeted for the GGU community.
  • GGU4YOU: Current students also have access to a list of local, national, and industry-specific job boards through the Career Planning page in GGU4YOU.
  • Jobs at GGU: If you are looking to work on campus, perhaps as a student assistant, visit GGU's job board.


The university does not endorse or recommend employers, and a posting does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. The university explicitly makes no representations or guarantees about job listings or the accuracy of the information provided by the employer. The university is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment without limitation. It is the responsibility of students to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting private, off-campus employment and to thoroughly research the facts and reputation of each organization to which they are applying. Students should be prudent and use common sense and caution when applying for or accepting any position.

If you are at all suspicious about a job posting or job offer, do not hesitate to contact our office to discuss it. If a job seems too good to be true, the job is offered without an interview, or the job is different than advertised, or you are being asked for money or to use your bank account for transactions, these are all good reasons to be suspicious.

Legitimate employers would NOT ask you to:
  • Provide credit card or bank account numbers during the application or interview process (Note: once hired, a legitimate employer may ask for a voided check for direct deposit of your salary).
  • Send payment by wire service or courier.
  • Use your bank accounts - often for depositing checks or transferring money.
  • Ask you to give them money to guarantee your job or for visa sponsorship.
If you have been the victim of fraud and have provided your credit card or bank account information to an illegitimate employer, we urge you to:
  • Contact your bank or credit card providers to check for and report unauthorized use of your accounts.
  • Request and monitor your credit report.
  • File a report with the FTC (a government agency for consumer protection).
  • In the event of fraudulent activity, file a police report with your local police station.


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.


  • GGU Careers has many internship opportunities, both for-credit and not-for-credit.
  • Consider creating your own internship by networking with employers.
  • View a list of employers who have hired GGU students as interns on GGU4YOU.
  • Make an appointment with a Career Consultant to discuss your internship search on GGU Careers.


Step-by-Step Guide to Registering for an Internship



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, networking events, and employer resume critiques. Visit GGU Careers for upcoming events.


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


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:


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

GGU Alumni Home


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. Visit GGU4YOU for a list of industry-specific professional associations.


Attend in-person, interactive workshops throughout the year on a variety of career related topics.

Workshop Schedule



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Current students can create a free Glassdoor student account using their email address. The student account will provide 12 months of unlimited access to all of Glassdoor's content including information about salaries, interview questions, and employer reviews. Just click on the Glassdoor icon to create your free account.

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

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

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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

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Career power tool for international students that provides real-time information on visa and immigration along with H1B and green card data visualization based on career opportunities around your area. Download the app on your smartphone. If you are a currently enrolled international student, you should have received an email with your login info. If you do not have this information, send your request to


Additional resources for individuals needing career support outside of Golden Gate University.

Please note that some agencies may charge a fee. Visit their website or call the agency for more details.

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East Bay
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Student Business Card

Golden Gate University students from the Schools of Business, Accounting and Taxation can order business cards at the cost of $40 for a box of 100.

Law students may order business cards by contacting the Student Bar Association Treasurer.


  1. Business, Accounting, and Taxation students can order your business cards by filling out this form.
  2. A proof will be emailed to you for your approval. It is your responsibility to ensure that the information on the proof is correct.
  3. Get a confirmation email from the Office of Career Planning within 2 business days. This confirmation email will contain payment information.
  4. Pay for your business cards by filling out the credit card form or dropping off a check, payable to "GGU Office of Career Planning" at the GGU HUB desk. No cash will be accepted. If you do not pay for your business cards within 2 weeks, your application will be discarded.
  5. You will get an email from the Office of Career Planning letting you know that your business cards are ready to pick up within 1-2 weeks of your receipt of your payment.


Currently enrolled degree seeking GGU students from the Schools of Business, Accounting and Taxation in good standing may purchase business cards with the University logo through the Office of Career Planning. Students must have earned 9 units in order to be eligible to apply for business cards.

Golden Gate University does not allow student business cards (with the University logo) to be made outside of this program. Please note that this program is for the benefit of all students and is a privilege that may be taken away if abused. Students are not required to purchase or use business cards with the GGU logo, and GGU is not responsible for the disclosure of student contact information included on such cards.

To comply with the University's guidelines, the Office of Career Planning requires each interested student to sign up and pre-pay for business cards during specified weeks of the fall and spring semesters. All orders for business cards must be made online during the set weeks of the program. All students must also agree that they will cease using these business cards if they discontinue their studies at GGU for any reason.

The business cards will contain the student's name and contact information (such as home phone number, cell phone number, and email address). All cards will also have the words Master of Business Administration Candidate or similar notation for other degree students.

Previously awarded advanced graduate degrees or certifications may be listed using initials after the students name (e.g., John Doe, PMP).

The Office of Career Planning reserves the right to disapprove business cards which include an unprofessional or inappropriate email address. The Office of Career Planning will notify any students whose cards have been disapproved and work with them to resolve concerns.

The Office of Career Planning will provide students with an electronic proof of the business card for verification that all the information on the business card is correct before the order will be placed.

Credit card or check payment must be made prior to the business card application deadline. Cash payments will not be accepted. If no payment has been received by the deadline, then the business card application will be considered abandoned and no cards will be printed. Checks should be made payable to GGU Office of Career Planning.