The Career Center at Santa Clara University takes a forward-thinking approach to understanding our students’ emerging learning needs, using innovative educational and employer engagement models to facilitate and accelerate our students’ personal and professional development. The heart of the Career Center’s work involves a passion for helping students find their fit, discover the intersection of their talents, and discover what brings them joy and what the world needs.
The Career Center offers individual advising and career assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory (iStartStrong) to support students in their career discernment. Additionally, the Career Center offers a variety of programs and services each year, including career fairs, employer information sessions, classes and workshops on internship and job search strategies, résumés and cover letters, LinkedIn, networking and interviewing, and more.
Handshake, the Career Center's premier job and internship platform, connects students with over 35,000 employers by listing job and internship opportunities, including over 25,000 internships posted in 2022. Students are encouraged to engage with the Career Center early and often in their exploration of Silicon Valley’s vibrant employment marketplace—with opportunities ranging from fellowships, internships, research opportunities, and full-time jobs. The Career Center also disseminates a range of information, resources, and tools to support students in their career exploration and preparation through its Career Center website.