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.

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GGU CAREERS

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.

 


CAREER PLANNING SERVICES & RESOURCES

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

Drop-In Hours
Tue & Thu: 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Detailed Weekly Schedule

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

 
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 a list of employers who have hired GGU interns, industry information, and additional job board suggestions by logging in 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 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.

WORKSHOPS & WEBSHOPS

IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS

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

Workshop Schedule


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
JOBS & INTERNSHIPS

JOB BOARDS

  • 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.

FRAUDULENT JOBS

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.

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.
  • 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.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR AN INTERNSHIP?

Step-by-Step Guide to Registering for an Internship

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, networking events, 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 on GGU Careers.


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:

GGU ALUMNI EVENTS

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

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.

ONLINE RESOURCES

GLASSDOOR

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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 provides 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

BUSINESS CARDS

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.


HOW TO ORDER

  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.