Career development is a process that changes with time and experience. Exploring the many options available—identifying one’s skills, interests, and values—and focused preparation are keys to success after Soka.
Whether you need help exploring possible careers, discovering your talents and skills, help with your resume, or perfecting your interview skills, Career Development is here to help. Soka’s Career Development Office is committed to promoting student success by providing a broad range of innovative services that address the needs of our students. We are committed to contributing to the broader academic mission of the university through our services, resources, and programs.
Workshops & Events
Explore workshops and events Career Development has hosted.
At the beginning of every school year, Career Development and Human Resources hosts this event in order for first year students to understand more about our services and play fun networking games.
The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) is very popular among our students and many alumni have participated in this program. Each fall we invite several SUA alumni who completed the JET Program to share their experiences, as well as a representative from the Japanese Consulate in Los Angeles to share information on the program.
Every fall we have Peace Corps alumni present on their experiences.
This past year we had an information session on Beeya.com by founder Ladan Davi, who shared how useful the site is in one’s job search.
Every fall, Career Development hosts a career panel where alumni from various fields have a chance to share their career and life journey with current students. Students are also given an opportunity to network with alumni.
This past year we held our third annual Soka Career Day event where keynote speakers talked about the importance of networking and LinkedIn in the job search. Employers from various industries also shared their experiences including job search and interviewing techniques and how they landed their careers.
This past year we had our second annual Career, Internship, and Networking Fair, in which we hosted 24 employers from various industries including County of Orange, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Union Bank, and Girls Inc.