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Handbook for Career and Professional Development

It is never too early to start thinking about how to create your path toward a successful career! Even if you are a freshman or a sophomore who has not yet identified a clear career objective, there are steps you can take to help determine what kinds of jobs in business or in the public sector might interest you. As you develop an idea for which segment of business or government you would like to pursue, you will want guidance on how to increase your chances of successfully transitioning from a BPA student to a gainfully employed CSUB alumnus. Throughout your time at CSUB, always keep in mind that you are in a position to succeed and that resources are available to you at any point it seems that you could benefit from some additional support.

This Handbook offers suggestions to help you build a base of skills that promote your professional development and that will help you learn how to successfully launch your career. Some of the sections below will be more relevant to you than others, depending where you are in the process of completing your degree. Do take some time to familiarize yourself with the entire Handbook, though, so that you can develop an understanding for what you should keep in mind as you get closer to completing your degree.


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