San Jose State University Career Center

Company Overview

The San Jose State University Career Center strives to prepare over 33,000 students for purposeful careers and connect those students with over 10,000 employers throughout the world. As a department within the SJSU Student Affairs Division, we are staffed with human- and employment-development professionals committed to helping students make the most of their education. We conduct career assessments, professional development workshops, and a range of on-campus recruiting services including employer information sessions and large job fairs. Because of our role on the campus, we have a view into a range of careers in higher education and outside the university. This job shadow would be ideal for someone interested in working in higher education, counseling with a Positive Psychology/strengths focus, and/or Human Resources.

Job Shadow Description

Career Center Director, Career Counselor, Opportunity Developer, Campus Tour

Join me, the Director of the SJSU Career Center, for a half day of shadowing, tours, and informational interviews. Learn what happens on a big campus to help students get ready for life after college. Take a career assessment to discover your initial career possibilities. See a career counselor and opportunity/job developer in action. Join me for lunch and a discussion on the ways higher education administrators measure student success. Learn some of the joys and challenges of working in higher education. Audit (observe) a professor teaching a college class. Take a campus tour and pause for coffee in our awesome library.

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San Jose State University Career Center


One Washington Square, San Jose, CA

We will provide and eat lunch with the students

2 of 2 positions available


10:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Entrance to the administration building at SJSU. This is designated as ADM on the campus map. Ideally, you would park in the North Garage at 10th and San Fernando. Allow sufficient time for parking and walking to the ADM building.


We will provide and eat lunch with the students.


Business casual. Wear comfy shoes for walking around campus and think of some questions you would like to ask ahead of time.