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Academic Services and Campus Life

University Opportunities for Students

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Student Academic Support Services

CSULB provides a broad range of educational and student support services to assist students. The following programs compliment and support classroom instruction.

Career Development Center

This center provides resources and strategies for choosing a college major, developing career plans, finding internships, developing job search techniques and exploring other facets of the job search process. Services and programs at the center include the one-on-one career counseling, a Career Resource Library, the on-campus interview program, numerous job and internship fairs and numerous job/career skills workshops. For information, call (562) 985-4151, visit http://careers.csulb.edu, or go to Brotman Hall, Room 250.

Employment Opportunities

The Career Development Center receives thousands of job listings every year for full-time and part-time jobs, internships and on-campus interview opportunities. Students can access these listings on BeachLink, CSULB’s online job and internship posting board at http://careers.csulb.edu.

Internship Program

This is a Career Development Center program that serves as a resource for students seeking general internship information and advising. The Center maintains an updated listing of internship opportunities, including internships that have been approved for academic credit. For information, call (562) 985-8463, email internships@careers.csulb.edu or visit http://careers.csulb.edu.

Careers and Disabilities

This is a Career Development Center program designed to help students with disabilities meet the challenges of career planning and job placement. A student with a visual, hearing or speech impairment, a learning disability or limited mobility can learn strategies in this program that will help build bridges to meaningful employment. For information about Careers and Disabilities, call (562) 985-8468.

Disabled Student Services

This services (DSS) provides appropriate services and accommodations for students with disabilities, including registration assistance, note-taking, sign-language interpreting, reading, test proctoring, academic advising and scholarship information. DSS programs include the High Tech Center, which provides computer support services for students with disabilities; the Stephen Benson Learning Disability Program which provides support services for students with learning disabilities; and the WorkAbility IV Program, in conjunction with the Career Development Center which provides career planning, placement and job search assistance.

For information, call (562) 985-8038. Clients of the Department of Rehabilitation may call DSS to verify the receipt of authorization for tution and parking payment at this office. DSS also assists with parking for the disabled.
For information, call (562) 985-5401, visit www.csulb.edu/dss or go to Brotman Hall, Room 270.

Center for Community Engagement

The CCE implements its mission through partnerships with three Alliances focusing on education, community, and students. These partnerships revolve around three key areas: Community Service Learning, Community-Based Research, and Engagement Initiatives. The Center is located in the Academic Services Building, Room 127. For information call (562) 985-7131, or visit www.csulb.edu/cce.

Educational Equity Services

Educational Equity Services (EES) provides access, academic support, financial assistance, and personal guidance and retention services to low-income, first-generation college students, migrant students and students from underrepresented groups. For information, call (562) 985-2028 or go to Liberal Arts 1, Room 229.

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

This program is designed to serve students who themselves or whose immediate family are migrant or seasonal farm workers. The goal of CAMP is to provide outreach and recruitment services to eligible students by assisting them in completing their admissions and financial aid applications providing them with the necessary support services to help them transition easily during the first year in college. For information, call 985-2006, visit www.csulb.edu/camp or go to Liberal Arts 3, Room 202.

Educational Opportunity Center

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a federally funded program designed to identify and assist low income, first-generation adults who want to enter, re-enter or continue in a program of postsecondary education. Adults enrolled or interested in enrolling in a high school diploma or GED program are encouraged to seek services. For information, call (562) 570-3713, visit www.csulb.edu/eoc, or go to 3477 Atlantic Avenue 2nd Floor, Long Beach (cross streets Atlantic Avenue and East Wardlow Road.)

Educational Talent Search

This federally funded program identifies, selects, and assists low-income, first-generation individuals between the ages of 12 to 27 to continue in and graduate from secondary school and enroll in a postsecondary educational program. For information, call (562) 985-8730 or visit www.csulb.edu/ets.

McNAIR Scholars Program

This program provides academic support services, research opportunities and involvement in scholarly activities for 25 low-income, first-generation college students to increase their likelihood of enrollment and success in doctoral programs. The program provides support for a summer research project; academic support and assistance in seeking admission to graduate programs; and assistance in obtaining graduate financial aid. For information, call (562) 985-4886, visit www.sculb.edu/mcnair or go to Liberal Arts 3, Room 100.

Upward Bound Program

This program is a federally funded college preparatory program designed to assist first generation, low-income high school students who have the potential to pursue postsecondary education. program assists participants in their efforts to complete high school successfully and obtain a college education. It services summer and weekend academic instruction, tutoring, academic, personal and career counseling, cultural activities and college application and admissions assistance. For information, call (562) 985-5520 or visit www.csulb.edu/upwardbound.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

EOP is a state funded program that provides access/admissions support, academic support and retention services to low-income, first-generation college students overcome the obstacles that may prevent them from furthering their education and reaching their potential. For information, call (562) 985-5637, visit www.csulb.edu/eop, or go to Liberal Arts 1, Room 119.

Summer Bridge Program

This program provides an intensive-six week residential summer experience for selected first-time freshmen EOP students. It provides English and mathematics instruction, tutoring, orientation to the campus, study skills workshops and enrichment activities to prepare students for the challenges of college. For information, call (562) 985-5637, visit www.csulb.edu/summerbridge or go to Liberal Arts 1, Room 119.

Learning Assistance Center

The Center offers a variety of services to help students succeed in any course, at any academic level. Special resources are also available to assist GWAR candidates. For information, or for appointments, call 562-985-5350, visit www.csulb.edu/lac or go to Horn Center, Room 104.

Partners for Success

This program matches first-generation college students with faculty mentors who assist students with adjusting to campus life and with achieving their academic goals. The program creates a supportive environment where faculty mentors act as friendly advisors and help students become comfortable and successful in a university setting. To apply for this program or for information, call (562) 985-7562, visit www.csulb.edu/partners or go to the University Student Union, Room 224.