About Career Readiness & Internships

The CLA Career Readiness & Internship Programs Specialist:

  • Provides one-on-one career coaching for CLA students throughout their internship process and experience
  • Coordinates Career Readiness and Professional Development events and activities for CLA students
  • Communicates and establishes internship partnerships with local and regional organizations

Michelle Chang
ATLAS, PH1 -104





Get an Internship!

Attend professional development workshops to explore future career options and help you prepare for an internship.

Upcoming Events


Internship Fridays

""Friday, March 2, 10 – 11 am @ PH1 -141: You’re Graduating, Now What?

Guest Speaker: Melanie Whitney
Join us as we learn how to navigate life after graduation. Together we will deconstruct the meaning of “Success” and understand how it ultimately shapes the rest of your life.

Friday, April 6, 10 – 11 am @ PH1 -141: Negotiating the Job Offer

Negotiating your first job offer can be intimidating. Gain the skills and confidence to advocate for yourself! Learn how to research salary information, articulate your skills and values, and learn negotiation strategies.



Career Readiness Events

Take the Next Skills, Training, Experience, Purpose (STEP) Get an Internship! For more information, contact 562.985.4464 or cla-interships@csulb.eduTuesday, March 6, 3 – 4:30 pm @ TBA: Information Session: Internship Opportunities in Government & Civic Engagement

WestCal Academy and LA County Assessor Jeff Prang will provide valuable information for students on how find internship opportunities and start their career in government and civic engagement.

Wednesday, March 7, 2 – 3 pm @ PH1 – 109: Effective Resume & Cover Letter Writing
Develop resume and cover letter writing strategies by learning how to articulate your transferable skills and make your application stand out to recruiters

Thursday, March 15, 3:30 – 4:30 pm @ PH1 – 109: How to Find an Internship
Learn how to use internship search tools and how to network with recruiters to access internship opportunities. Bring your laptop to begin your internship search.

Tuesday, March 20, 2 – 3 pm @ PH1 -109: How to Prepare for the Interview
Practice tough interview questions and discover important tips to ace your interview