The helpful staff and resources at SFBU’s Career Center can assist in your career development while you are a student and after you graduate. Career Center staff members are experienced with high tech industries, non-profit organizations, and more.

Our staff can help you with the following:

  • Career planning and readiness
  • Career-related articles
  • CPT - Curricular Practical Training (internships)
  • Networking
  • Job skills workshops
  • Resume writing
  • Interviewing skills
  • Job fairs
  • Job searches
  • Current jobs information


Resumes show potential employers how your abilities and experiences are suited for the position you are pursuing. The purpose of a resume is to secure an interview, and, once at the interview, you must be able to showcase your skills verbally. Begin the process of crafting your resume by making an appointment with SFBU’s Career Center for help.

The following links show what a resume looks like:

Strong action verbs such as “oversaw” are more effective in a resume than weak verbs like “was” and “did.” Follow this link for a list of strong action verbs:

Cover Letters

Cover letters are your opportunity to introduce yourself to an employer and allow you to express what makes you the best fit for a particular position. For this reason, sending a cover letter is a good idea even when the employer states that it is not needed. Further advice and exemplar cover letters can be found by following these links:

Searching for a Job

SFBU’s Career Services meets students one-on-one to help them define their goals, make decisions, and begin planning their careers. Afterward, staff offer resources, various job skill trainings, advice about networking, access to jobs and internships, and guidance throughout the process of searching for a job.



The following are useful pointers to help you create and maintain a network, which is important in finding the ideal job.

Establishing your network: Assess the network that you already have first. You may have more connections than you realize.

  • Focus on quality as opposed to quantity
  • Practice a 30-second pitch
  • Listen actively
  • Take notes
  • Follow up
  • Return favors

Maintaining your network:After developing your network, maintaining it is critical, even after you find work. You may not require help from your network right away, but it could be useful when you don’t expect it. The following tips will help your professional connections stay strong:

Here are some easy steps to keep your professional relationships strong:

  • Use social networks actively: share industry-related articles on LinkedIn weekly, if possible. Send information that you think would interest a particular connection straight to that person, along with a short message. Also, post career updates regularly so that your connections are aware of developments in your career.
  • Maintain a close small network:determine who your most valuable contacts are, and interact with them via email or phone call a few times each year to ask what is going on with them in their careers and in general. These personal communications are more significant than posts on social media, which is best suited for maintaining contact with more distant connections. If nothing else, you have something important in common with them; you’ve both received a top-notch education from a San Francisco Bay area university. Networking is easier when you focus on points of common interest.
  • Help your contacts: whenever you believe that one of your connections may be able to help another, suggest that they connect with each other. This effort will demonstrate to both of your connections that their success is important to you, and they may be more likely to think about you when opportunities arise in the future.

Source: The American Career Guide,


How to Answer the 'Why Do You Want to Work for Us?' Interview Question


One of the more common interview questions these days, especially for entry-level positions, is some form of "Why do you want to work for us?" Other forms of this question include "What attracts you to our firm?" and "What about our firm excites you?" Whatever the exact phrasing you receive, there are a few things you want to get across as clearly and concisely as possible when answering. San Francisco Bay University should help you answer these questions in the following ways: