January 12, 2022

Keep your eyes on your inbox! Starting in fall 2021, all incoming transfer students are automatically enrolled in Stanislaus State’s CareerReadyU program and receive regular emails about how to get involved.

“We had about 400 students sign up for our pilot program,” said Julie Sedlemeyer, executive director of the Career and Professional Development Center. “Now with automatic enrollment, we have more than 1,800 students participating in the program, so that’s really exciting.”

With increased enrollment, the program is poised to generate even greater positive outcomes for students by connecting them with alumni, employers and opportunities for career-focused learning that will send them into the regional workforce as career-ready graduates.

“It’s so nice to have this extra hand in college,” said sophomore Tiffani Sandoval, a first-generation college student, who signed up for the program during her freshman year. “When I have questions about how to include a class project my resume, it’s nice to be able to go to them for answers.”

The goal of the program is to help students develop skills and career readiness with activities they can build upon each semester, so participation is key. Each student participating in CareerReadyU has an assigned career coach and is listed as part of their success team in Warrior Connect.

“A degree doesn’t guarantee a job,” said Evelyn Ramos, associate director of the Career and Professional Development Center. “There’s a job search process college students must go through that CareerReadyU can prepare them for by the time they graduate.”

Each semester, CareerReadyU hosts virtual workshops, panel discussions with professionals in various fields, as well as career fairs. It also connects students with faculty mentors and encourages them to get involved with internships, research and other opportunities.

While all students, including incoming freshman are encouraged to sign up for the program, Stan State recognizes transfer students are in a tighter pinch for time to build their resumes and explore employment opportunities, which prompted the University to automatically enroll incoming transfer students. However, the earlier students sign up, the better they will benefit from the step-by-step program.

“We created a pathway that includes milestones to help students stay on track,” said Sedlemeyer. For example, during their freshman year, students are encouraged to develop a resume and/or get on-campus job; sophomore year, they can join an on-campus group or organization; junior year they can participate in an internship, and then in their senior year, students are encouraged to build their network and seek employment.

All students are encouraged to “join the CRU” and receive a t-shirt by completing a CRU punch card. Students can learn more and sign up for the program on the CareerReadyU website.

Those that sign up will get a CareerReadyU newsletter sent to their email each month highlighting key events to participate in. Upcoming events include:

Resume 101
1-2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20
Resumes are a key component of your job search and your professional brand. Learn how to build a strong resume to get your foot in the door for your next job or internship.

Join via Zoom

On-Campus Jobs Workshop and Job Fair
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26
Did you know Stanislaus State hires over 500 student assistants a year? Join the team! Join us to learn more about working on campus. Learn about opportunities and connect with the departments!

Join via Zoom

Exploring Majors and Careers
10-11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 03
If you're not sure how to select the right major for you, this workshop can help address some of your questions. There is no "right" or "wrong" answer, and we're here to help you navigate options.

Join via Zoom

Virtual Suit Up Event with JCPenney
Saturday, Feb. 12 and Sunday, Feb. 13
Exclusive discounts for Stan State Students and Alumni. Everything you need to finish your look for the next interview, career fair, or new job - including suits, dresses, sports coats, dress pants, shoes, and accessories. Check out the latest styles and trends here! Sign Up for this event via HireStanState for more information regarding the online shopping process.

To receive your Extra 30% off coupon, text WARRIORS1 to 67292.

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Internship Search Strategies
10 - 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15
Learn the secrets to a successful job or internship search and practice applying them in your next search. Gain tips to find, secure, and succeed in your job or internship!

Join via Zoom

Non-Nursing Careers and Internships in Health
2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18
Are you interested in learning more about opportunities in the field of health? There are many options to work in this field that do not require a Nursing or MD degree. Join us to hear from professionals in the field and learn how they got started.

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Careers and Internships in Law Enforcement, Security, and Corrections
2-3:30 p.m. Friday, March 11
Join us to hear from professionals in this field to learn about what careers you can potentially pursue with any major.

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Careers in Energy and Technology
2-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 22
Join us on Earth Day to explore careers that support sustainability, efficiency, and technology. Connect to understand how a variety of majors can apply for these careers and learn from professionals about their career paths.

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