A reminder: Cleveland State University requires wearing masks on campus. Please keep our staff and students safe by wearing a mask (even if you are vaccinated for COVID-19). Don’t have a mask? Schedule a virtual Zoom appointment!

Here is how you can interact with Career Development & Exploration and receive guidance in your career development and job search at this time:

  • Career Coaching is available via appointment between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.

  • Contact Career Specialists who liaison to your college or major via email to set up an in-person or Zoom video conference appointment.

  • Follow us on social media for useful and timely articles, details about our upcoming events and other information. Check us out on: InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

  • Visit Viking Resources, our online "library" of career development tools and resources, available 24/7.

  • Use the Live Chat on this page to ask our Peer Advisors any questions you have and receive personalized assistance.
  • Log into Handshake, our online job board, with your CSU ID and password. Yes! Employers are still hiring. 

  • If you have any questions about your on-campus job, please email

  • Continue to check this website for up to date information about how to contact us and to access our general resources.

Our staff is passionate about empowering you as you develop and recognize your strengths and the unique talent you bring to the workplace. We’ll work with you to prepare you for the world of work—and will help you understand the power of your own story and how to leverage your networks.


It goes like this: wherever you are in your professional development, come in and see us.

Email any time to make an appointment.



Email any time to make an appointment, or self-schedule here.

Appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

We can help with:

- Career coaching and planning

- In-depth resume and cover letter review

- Professional presence coaching and networking tips

- Mock interview experience in a safe practice setting

...and more!



Through our Consult a Peer program, students and alumni can now walk into our office and meet with one of our Peer Advisors anytime between 9 AM and 4 PM Monday through Friday.

Our peers can help with:
- Resume reviews
- Cover letters
- Job search process
- Mock Interview prep
- Elevator pitch
- Networking strategies
- LinkedIn and Handshake reviews


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 8 am to 5 pm

The first appointment is a 15-minute Zoom call and requires a resume and reason for appointment to be submitted ahead of time. 


"I am so glad that I was referred to Career Development & Exploration... Without your help, I would not have come across the career that I am interested in now. I am so relieved to have found a profession that aligns with my interests, skills, and values. Thank you for not only helping me to decide on a college major/future career, but also for giving me advice related to job interviews, shadowing, and networking. I will definitely continue to use CDE as a resource in the future! I am fortunate to attend a school with advisors who are well-equipped and

genuinely eager to help me succeed."
- Mary M.

"I regret not utilizing Career Development & Exploration sooner. I figured since my career path is not common (and interview questions are very specific) that CDE would not be helpful. However, not only did I feel much more prepared after my mock interview, my answers were very polished and it improved the way I sounded in my real interview. In addition, my mock interviewer gave me tips and tricks that I would never have known that I feel benefited me in my interview process. I encourage other students to give it a try--it can only help!"
- Megan D.

"I wanted to thank you for passing along the internship opportunity to me yesterday at the Career Conversations event. I went in expecting just an interview, and a little over 2 hours later I left with a starting date and a set follow up for the official offer. I feel like so many people don’t take advantage of career services like they should!"
- Kenneth D.