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Who We Serve

PLNU Career Services is here for all students to help you navigate your career journey and discover who you are called to be.

Undergraduate Students



Adult Degree Completion Students

Career Hub

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Join us for in-person and virtual small-group advising sessions for support with resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, 
job/internship search strategies, 
networking, & career exploration.

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Login to Handshake through  your OneLogin or myPLNU to search and apply for jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities.

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Access the many career resources available to you which can help you further develop your skills and increase your chances of getting hired.

Career Readiness Skills

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) defines career readiness as a foundation from which to demonstrate requisite core competencies that broadly prepare the college educated for success in the workplace and lifelong career management.

The following 8 career readiness competencies that are essential for a college graduate to launch and develop a successful career.

Career & Self-Development

  • Show an awareness of own strengths and areas for development

  • Develop plans and goals for one's future

  • Display curiosity; seek out opportunities to learn


  • Inspire, persuade, and motivate self and others

  • Seek out and leverage diverse resources

  • Use innovative thinking


  • Employ active listening, persuasion, and influencing skills

  • Communicate in a clear and organized manner so that others can understand

  • Ask appropriate questions


  • Be present and prepared

  • Demonstrate dependability

  • Consistently meet or exceed goals and expectations

Critical Thinking

  • Make decisions and solve problems

  • Gather and analyze information from a diverse set of sources

  • Proactively anticipate needs and prioritize action steps


  • Listen carefully to others

  • Effectively manage conflict, interact with and respect diverse personalities

  • Be accountable for individual and team responsibilities and deliverables

Equity & Inclusion

  • Solicit and use feedback from multiple perspectives

  • Advocate for inclusion, equitable practices, justice and empowerment

  • Keep an open mind to diverse and new ways of thinking


  • Navigate change and be open to learning new technologies

  • Use technology to improve efficiency and productivity of their work

  • Identify appropriate technology for completing specific tasks

Connect with Us

Learn about Career Services events as well as in-person and virtual small-group advising sessions in our calendar below.

Contact Us

Point Loma Campus Office

Bond Academic Center (South Side)

3900 Lomaland Dr. San Diego, CA 92106

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Mission Valley Campus Office

3rd Floor - Office 312C

4007 Camino Del Rio S. San Diego, CA 92108

Hours: Tuesdays/Wednesdays 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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