Employment and Internships
Interested in attending a Career Fair or recruiting students?
The CBU Career Center hosts various career fairs, employer presentations and recruitment sessions throughout the year. To see upcoming events, click here. If you would like more information on these events or would like to know how to register, contact Lisa Singer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (951) 343-5031.
Hoping to hire a CBU student or alumni?
CBU students are consistently recognized by employers for their exceptional character, work ethic, and ability to practically apply their education to their chosen career field. We invite you to get to know our students and take part in their professional career development. If you have current job openings please register for a free account on CBU Career Connect where you can post your positions, review student résumés and communicate with student candidates.
Looking for a California Baptist student intern?
Employers interested in hosting a California Baptist University student intern are encouraged to register as an employer on CBU Career Connect and post the job description for the opportunity. All internships, whether paid or unpaid, must meet the criteria for academic credit in order to be posted as an internship on CBU Career Connect. We can assist employers in the connection process with students who may be most interested in your opportunity but cannot assign a student to an internship.
- How do I post my job openings and internships on the CBU job board?In order to post your job openings to CBU students, you must first register as an employer on CBU Career Connect. To access that registration form, click here. Your registration will come to our office for review, we will send you a confirmation, and you will then be able to log back in to post your specific openings targeting students, alumni or both! For further assistance in this process, please call (951) 343-5031.
- How do I sign up for a Career Fair or recruiting event?
CBU Career Center hosts a variety of career fairs, employer presentations and recruitment sessions throughout the year. To see the upcoming events we are hosting, click here. If you would like more information or are seeking to register as an employer for an event, contact Lisa Singer at email@example.com or call (951) 343-5031.
- How do I hire a student intern?
The Career Center wants to provide you with quality resources and candidates for your open internship positions. If you are looking to hire a student intern, we would love to host you on campus to get to know your organization and opportunities better. Our staff would also love to come and visit your facilities to become more aware of your offerings and environment. To schedule either of these meetings, call (951) 343-5031.
- What qualifies as a legitimate internship?
To ensure that an experience is educational, and thus eligible to be considered a legitimate internship, all the following criteria must be met:
- The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
- The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
- The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
- There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student's academic coursework.
- There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
- There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
- There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.
- Paid vs. unpaid internships?It is important to realize that some unpaid internships may have legal limitations, and simply requiring a student to enroll for academic credit for an unpaid internship may not absolve the legal responsibility of an employer to pay an individual for work performed. For-profit companies are more likely to run this risk with an unpaid internship, but it is helpful for non-profits and government agencies to consider these implications as well.