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Meet your Career Specialist, Marisa Perez-Amorde!

marisa perez-amorde - career specialistMarisa Perez-Amorde serves as the College Career Specialist in the Career Center, focused on assisting students in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences with career planning and graduate school preparation. Marisa advises students on career options with a related degree, preparing and applying for graduate or professional school, and developing other job search skills such as creating a resume, cover letter writing, interviewing and much more. Additionally, Marisa assists students who are interested in pursuing law school and serves as a liaison to employers and our outside community.

 

For additional information, click on the links below:

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Contact the Career Center

(657) 278-3121

 

careercenter@fullerton.edu
www.fullerton.edu/career
 
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Monday through Friday
Langsdorf Hall 208

 

 


 

 

Freshmen

Welcome to Cal State Fullerton! As a first year student, your primary task is to explore your major. The Career Center recommends you do this to begin forming potential future career goals.

Questions to ask include:

  • What interests me?
  • What are my strengths?
  • What would I like to explore?
  • What lifestyle is important to me?
  • How do I want to apply my major in a career?

 

Not sure where to start with your major and career exploration? Participate in a career assessment Opens in new window to begin this process.

Take advantage of other Career Center resources and services:

  

Second Year Students

As a second year student, your primary task is to continue exploring careers related to your major and develop career related skills (i.e. leadership, communication, critical thinking, etc.).

Questions to ask include:

  • What can I do with my major?
  • How can I develop marketable skills along with my major?
  • What characteristics and skills are employees seeking?
  • Where can I get career related experience?

 

Not sure where to start exploring career options with your major? Begin by scheduling an appointment Opens in new window with your College Career Specialist, Marisa Perez-Amorde, on help with:

  • Career Options

 

Take advantage of other Career Center resources and services:

 

 

Third Year & Transfer Students

As a third year student or incoming transfer student, your primary task is to find related experience to your major in a professional setting. This experience can be in the form of an internship, part time job, or volunteer opportunity.

Questions to ask include:

  • Where can I get career-related experience?
  • What are the career paths in my major?
  • Is graduate school my next step?
  • What are the career trends influencing opportunities in my major?

 

Not sure where to start exploring these topics? Begin by scheduling an appointment with your College Career Specialist, Marisa Perez-Amorde, on help with:

  • Career Options
  • Job and Internship Search
  • Resume and Cover Letter Review
  • Graduate School Exploration

 

Take advantage of other Career Center resources and services:

 

 

Preparing to Graduate

As a student in your final year with graduation nearing, your primary task is to define your career objective and graduate school program (if applicable).

 Questions to ask include:

  • What additional experience can I gain to make me more marketable?
  • What skills and experiences will give me a competitive edge?

 

Not sure where to start with your job search or with your graduate school application process? Begin by scheduling an appointment Opens in new window with your College Career Specialist, Marisa Perez-Amorde, on help with:

  • Resume and Cover Letter Review
  • Job Search
  • Graduate School Preparation
  • Statement of Purpose Review

 

Take advantage of other Career Center resources and services:

 

 

Graduate Students

Are you preparing to enter the job market after graduation? Or are you interested in applying for an additional advanced degree?

Make an appointment Opens in new window for help with:

  • Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Mock Interview/ Interview Prep
  • Help with Job Search or Internship Search
  • Career Options with Your Major /Industry Specific Questions
  • Graduate School Preparation
  • Statement of Purpose Reviews

 

For an extensive list of workshops and career expos and fairs go to www.fullerton.edu/career

 

Resources Beyond Graduation

Alumni who are within one year of graduation are eligible to utilize all services offered by the Career Center. Services are free of charge with the exception of paid assessments offered through the Career Center.

Alumni past one year of graduation who join the alumni association are eligible to receive online services only. In addition, all alumni can attend Career Center events including workshops, expos and fairs. They are not eligible to receive in-person services such as counseling sessions nor are they able to participate in the On-Campus Interview Program.

Alumni should review the Career Center website for the most up to date information about services.