Employment & Internship Opportunities
Job Fair
Dust off your resume and get ready for the hiring event of the year!
Cabrillo is partnering with Access 2 Employment to host an in-person job fair!

Date: Oct. 13 from 5pm-7pm

Location: Boardwalk (OUTSIDE)

Meet These Employers:
Bay Photo, Big Creek Lumber, Cabrillo College, County of Santa Cruz, Expertech, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, Lifespan, New Leaf Community Market, Performance Foodservice, Safe at Home Senior Care, Santa Cruz Seaside Company, Santa Cruz Warriors, SC Metro, Threshold Enterprise, UC Santa Cruz, Workforce Santa Cruz County + MORE!
Join us for Santa Cruz County’s largest job fair and a chance to meet with companies currently hiring for a broad range of positions!

  • Entry- or mid-level positions for recent graduates and young alumni
  • High-level careers for applicants with leadership and experience
  • Internships & Volunteer opportunities for students
LinkedIn Learning
Activate Your LinkedIn Learning Account
LinkedIn Learning offers access to hundreds of skill-building videos and courses with up-to-date content taught by real-world practitioners. 

Cabrillo is offering these tools for free to students.
Career Videos
True Colors

Do you know that careers have personalities like we do? They require people to have strong skills and knowledge in particular areas. True Colors is about your personality and how it may relate to possible careers. This is not a test! It gives you the opportunity to look at your personality from your own perspective.
Watch this video to learn more about discovering your True Colors today. 
Candid Career - Networking 101

Boost your confidence at networking & career related events with Networking 101 from Candid Career. Networking events are great opportunities to make professional connections and participate in meaningful conversations. This short video covers how to prepare for such events, what to expect, realistic goals you can set for yourself, and what to do after the event.
Podcast "What to be"

Great tools! An Informational Interview is a conversation that you can have with someone who is working in a company or industry that interests you. Did you know there is a career podcast from Your Future is Our Business called, “What to Be”, that interviews local people who love their jobs? You’ll be surprised; there may be people you know!
You can also explore the Candid Career library which contains over 8,300 informational interviews.
October is College Month
Explore your college options by attending a variety of opportunities during College & Career Month!
These events are open to the public.

  • Oct. 2-16: Meet with UC, CSU, & independent college representatives
  • Oct. 18-21: Cabrillo Chats - High School students and families can learn about Cabrillo
  • Oct. 25-28: Transfer Chats - Current students learn about the transfer process
Upcoming Events
Resume Workshop
Oct. 8 from 1:30pm-2:30pm (Zoom)
Learn the foundational techniques and formats for drafting a well-written resumé that highlights skills, education, and experience. 
Preparing for the Next Great Job
DMCP 402 | Oct. 11 | Online Class
Learn knowledge and skills to prepare for a professional career search. Create an employment portfolio and practice interview skills.
Job Fair
Oct. 13 from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Outdoor Event @ the Boardwalk
Join us for this in-person event and meet with companies currently hiring for a broad range of positions!
Design the Life You Want
Oct. 14 from 4:30pm-6:30pm
In-Person or Streamed Live
During this two-hour FREE event, Dave Evans will introduce students and educators on how to utilize the Design Thinking Process to plan your future.
Applying for the Next Great Job
DMCP 403 | Oct. 18 | Online Class
Build strategies and resources to seek professional work experience. Utilize online tools and establish plans to meet your professional goal.
Success in the Workplace
DMCP 404 | Oct. 25 | Online Class
Develop essential skills to succeed in a professional work environment such as great customer service, maximize positive working relationships and enhance productivity.
Scholarship Opportunities
CTE Students - Do you qualify for WIOA?
Students eligible for WIOA scholarships can get their books, school supplies, tuition and student fees paid for.
WIOA qualifications:
  • Adults with low financial resources (single adults earning less than $31,900/year, amount changes for families) + must be a resident of Santa Cruz County
  • Dislocated Workers (receiving unemployment benefits) + may reside in, or outside of, Santa Cruz County
  • Qualified students who are in approved CTE Majors and have received scholarship training funds approved by the local Workforce Development Board
For more information, contact Sara Castillo at sacastil@cabrillo.edu
 Job Opportunities
Check out our career boards below for the latest job postings!
About Us: The career preparation team can help you develop your career goals, find internships and employment opportunities, and support search strategies including: resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills, and how to conduct a successful job search.

Visit us at:
Student Employment:
Erin Elgersma | erelgers@cabrillo.edu 

Matt Weis | maweis@cabrillo.edu

Career Development:
Desha Staley-Raatior | destaley@cabrillo.edu

Academic and Career Counseling: counselor@cabrillo.edu