Golden Gate University has been awarded the #1 ranking for Career Support of Online Taxation Students by the editors of OnlineCollege.org. GGU provides the same access and quality of career services for both online and in-person students. The Office of Career Planning also offers services to online taxation students through video conferencing, email, and telephone appointments.
GGU has a decades-long record of supporting taxation students to land internships and jump-start careers at Big Four firms based in San Francisco, as well as organizations such as Oracle, Amazon, the IRS, and countless others. The Career Planning team collaborates with GGU’s Bruce F. Braden School of Taxation and Accounting through the Lunch and Learn series, which is designed to provide industry information, soft skills, and technical skills directly from industry professionals to students.
The Office of Career Planning also supports students in the MBA and EMBA programs – as well as those earning MBAs and master’s-level degrees in Accounting, Taxation, ITM, Finance, Financial Planning, Leadership, Project Management, Marketing, and more. GGU’s Career Counselors are especially adept at helping the majority of students who are adult learners (25+ years-old) as they are seeking to earn more or change careers. International students in all business disciplines also turn to counselors if they want to enter the job market either through a Curricular Practical Training (CPT) internship, Optional Practical Training (OPT), or H1B sponsorship.
Free Career Services from the Office of Career Planning
Here’s what students and alumni get:
GGU Careers Portal: A Web resource designed and curated for GGU students.
Convenient Delivery: On-demand resources including recordings of on-site events and our bite-sized videos on eLearning
Employer Connections & Networking: The Office organizes networking events that connect students with recruiters and industry professionals from the Bay Area many from the Bay Area’s top companies and firms.
Providing Career Counseling and Job-Search Strategy: Career counselors provide one-on-one sessions to help align students’ career direction with their personal and professional goals. The team leverages degrees in counseling and education in their work, seek on-going training and information to keep up with trends, and also teach career counseling courses at GGU.
Supporting International Students: For international students on an F1 visa, the Office teaches communication skills that are unique to the US job search and helps them to leverage their global experience and current education for technology, business, and accounting firms in SF and the Silicon Valley.
Connecting Students with the Latest Industry Trends: Guest speakers from Dolby, CBS Interactive, and LinkedIn educate students on the latest skills and opportunities in their fields. Alumni and industry panels help students approach the job market from an informed position.
Creating Awareness among Employers: The Office makes it simple for employers to connect with GGU talent through the GGU Careers portal. Students can include their resume in one of five resume books, based on their industry of interest, that are accessible to hiring managers and recruiters.
Helping Students Help Students: Networking Ambassadors are students who are trained to pass on job-seeking skills to their peers and facilitate conversations with industry professionals in real-time at events both on and off campus.
Graduates also have free access to these services and can turn to GGU when they are looking to be promoted, find a new job in taxation, or even change industries or profession.
GGU looks forward to working with you as a student or alumnus or alumnae so we invite you to explore our graduate and undergraduate programs.