Career Center resources help students find post-graduation job opportunities

Jessika Robertson

If students are feeling anxious when it comes to the post-graduation job hunt, The Sacramento State Career Center provides students with information about local job opportunities.

Sac State’s Manager of Employer Relations and Recruitment Programs Eva Gabbe helps students prepare for jobs in the Sacramento area.

“Getting a job after graduation depends on the skills and abilities of the student,” Gabbe said. “The job market is improving ever so slightly.”

Who is hiring?

California Employment Development Department statistical data lists 597,500 people employed in the Sacramento county as of March.

Projections from 2008 to 2018 also include the fastest growing jobs in Sacramento, which include a 42.6 percent change in the financial examiners industry. There is also a 46.7 percent change in the medical science field.

Gabbe said a few jobs are in high demand for employees with a college degree.

“Accounting firms, insurance companies, sales and retail management jobs usually hire for all types of majors,” Gabbe said. “Engineering and computer science fields are hiring right now as well.”

Where do I look for a job after graduation?

Gabbe said there are many job search websites offered to college students and grads such as or However, there are a few sites where Sac State job seekers should take a close look.

“Sac State students can go to the ‘Career Connection’ link on the Career Center page to search for local job listings for free,” Gabbe said. “Alumni can also visit the website for six months after graduation with no cost. However, after six months there is a $65 alumni package fee per year for the next two years.”

Gabbe said and are good websites for students and alumni to look for jobs.

Who can I talk to after I graduate?

Gabbe said students have many resources to choose from in the Sac State Career Center even after graduation.

“We have counseling services, speed interviewing program, resume makeover, career fairs, assessments testing, lectures, on-campus recruitment program and other services,” Gabbe said. “Students may make appointments with our team of counselors for job search questions, strategies, mapping of careers, assessment testing and much more.”

The Career Connection webpage is located here

Jessika Robertson can be reached at [email protected].