Student Organizations

The Career Center offers various ways for Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) to partner with us and bring professional development opportunities to its members. Two primary ways include our Student Organization Partner Program (SOPP) and our Professional Development & Training offerings. Learn more about both options below.


Student Organization Partner Program (SOPP)

SOPP is a collaborative program between the Career Center and RSOs that connects program members with employers through employer-connection events and student resume books.

  • Increased Employer Connections: Partner organizations will be featured as an approved career-minded organization on the Career Center website so that employers can directly connect with your leadership to coordinate career panels, networking, and training events. Partner organization must maintain an updated webpage and contact information.
  • Resume Preparation & Submission: Employers recognize partner organization as professional and eager to build experience. Your members will have the option to submit their resumes directly to employers that are actively recruiting through our resume book service. Your members will also be able to attend a resume workshop to ensure your resumes are in top shape as they are sent directly to employers.
  • Annual SOPP Employer Networking Events: The Career Center will host an annual networking event with employer partners exclusively for SOPP (date TBD).
  • Increased Brand Recognition: The partnership status can be used to promote your organization to help increase membership. Selected partners stand out from the other 400+ campus organizations as leaders and innovators, dedicated to offering their members unique career and professional development opportunities.

  • The RSO must be in good standing (View the list of approved RSOs).
  • The RSO must have a website with up-to-date contact information for RSO leadership and club advisor.
  • The RSO must demonstrate professionalism when working with employer/s (in all communications, meet commitments and deadlines, punctuality at all events) and respond to employer inquiries within two business days.
  • The RSO must ensure that at least 20 students are in attendance at each event.
  • The RSO must have at least one member meet with the employer on the day of your event (virtually or in-person depending on event).
  • All of the RSO’s activities must meet EEO laws and requirements as well as NACE Guidelines for Faculty/Faculty Advisors.

For questions please contact Patrick Harris (Employer Engagement & SOPP Specialist).


Professional Development & Training

The Career Center provides various professional training and development workshops to RSOs for free.

Some of our most popular topics include:

  • Resume Writing
  • Networking for Success
  • LinkedIn Profile Review
  • Internship & Job Search
  • Mentoring
  • Exploring Careers

Request a Workshop

RSOs can request a professional training or development workshop by submitting this request form. Please note that there is a 3-week lead time once submitted.

Questions?

Please contact Kelly Masegian (Career Counselor) at kelly.masegian@sjsu.edu.