Career Services

The Career Development Office provides programs, services and resources designed to encourage and assist students in all aspects of career planning. The office also fosters partnerships with employers, alumni, faculty and the community to provide opportunities for students to build the foundation of a successful career.

 

Handshake is Woodbury University’s online career network where students can find job and internship opportunities, view career-related events, and schedule appointments with Career Services!

Create your Handshake profile today to find jobs that are a good fit for you. You can filter and search through jobs based on your interests while discovering new career possibilities. Best of all, recruiters will message you directly with event invites and job opportunities.

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Services and Events

Students at Woodbury have many options for developing the skills and experience they need to pursue their career goals. Some of the services we provide include:

  • Career Counseling – Career Services is here to talk about your career and graduate school options, to support you in searching for jobs and internships, and to help you identify the unique strengths that you bring to your professional life.
  • Job Search Process – Whether you are beginning your job search or you’re at the interview stage, Career Services can support you in finding opportunities, polish your resume and cover letter, and practice with mock interviews.
  • Events – Career Fairs are held annually to connect students, alumni, and employers to great opportunities. Career Services also provides workshops throughout the year on topics ranging from how to use Handshake to creating a great resume.

View some upcoming events below:

First Annual University-Wide Career Fair | For Employers | March 5, 2021

About our Career Fair
We are excited to welcome employers to virtually participate in our first university-wide career fair! Previous career fairs have taken place within individual schools at Woodbury University, but this year we are hosting a single event for all schools. This will allow for students to meet with employers of interest across disciplines, and for employers to meet with students from relevant degree programs. Participating in our virtual event offers the chance to connect virtually with students and to view their portfolios, resumes, or Handshake profiles.

LEARN MORE & RSVP here

First Annual University-Wide Career Fair | For Students | March 5, 2021

Welcome to Woodbury University’s first annual university-wide career fair, to be held virtually for Spring 2021 on Handshake!

Through this virtual experience, you will have the chance to step up your job or internship search by connecting and networking with employers, finding out information about companies, and having the opportunity to ask questions to industry experts.

This virtual fair will take place on Tuesday, March 5nd, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Handshake!

Please email careers@woodbury.edu if you have any questions.

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Internships

Internships are a graduation requirement for all majors. Woodbury’s Los Angeles/Burbank location provides a wealth of internship opportunities that allow students to gain practical work experience in their field of interest. The Career Development office offers career guidance and support to assist students in finding appropriate internship experiences, as well as employers in becoming host company partners.

The health and safety of our students and our community is a top concern. To undergraduate students planning to complete their Internship/Work Experience requirement, you and your employer must sign an Acknowledgment and Acceptance of County COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols. Please see the fillable PDF form provided below.

COVID Internship Form

 

Internship Advantages

  • Gain work experience during college
  • Learn more about your chosen field
  • Apply classroom theory to real work situations
  • Identify interests and talents while building on personal and professional skills
  • Enhance and strengthen your resume.
  • Allow you to make contacts to gain future employment
  • Serve as a bridge between college and career

Internship Requirements

Internship requirements vary from major to major, but typically:

  • take place during your junior or senior year.
  • require anywhere from 90 to 160 logged hours.
  • can be completed in the fall, spring or summer semesters.
  • must be related to your academic program.
  • can be paid or unpaid, depending on your program requirements.
  • are supervised by experienced professionals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some frequently asked questions related to Career Services at Woodbury

Students who are looking for assistance creating a new resume and/or cover letter should stop by the Career Center for handouts that can help to guide them through the process.

For students who would like their resume reviewed, they can bring a copy to the Whitten Center and ask for an appointment, or email a copy to careers@woodbury.edu, then make a review appointment by calling (818) 252-5232.

Interview preparation handouts are available at the Career Center, as are appoints for interview prep.

Students who would like to schedule a mock interview can email their resume, cover letter and the job description of the position to careers@woodbury.edu and request an interview appointment.

Where do Woodbury grads work?

Throughout its long history, Woodbury has produced alumni who have done extraordinary things. Woodbury graduates have founded and built businesses, led national publications, become notable fashion designers, won design competitions, held public office, directed nonprofit organizations, and much more.

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Employers

Register as an employer on our online job board, Handshake, and post-internship, part-time or full-time positions. See Policies for Employers for posting guidelines.

Policies for Employers

Online Job Board