Ready. Set. Pro!

The CSU Alumni Association and 1964 Society are hosting a series of events to help students prepare for the world of work and life after CSU. Join us for one or all of the events and gain insight from CSU alumni and friends. Please scroll down for descriptions of events.


Resume RX
9/7, 9:00-4:00 PM | RW 280  

Mock Interview Day 
 9/14, 9:00-4:00 PM | RW 280 

What The Fork 
9/19, 5:00-7:00 PM | SC Ballroom Register Now

University Wide Career Fair 
9/21, 10:00-3:00 PM | SC Ballroom



Mock Interview Day
10/3, 9:00-4:00 PM | RW 280

Get Your “Ship” Together
10/10, 3:30-4:30 PM | SC 313  Register Now

Almost Alumni Dinner
10/11, 5:00-7:30 PM | Elements Bistro  Register Now

Adulting 101
10/24, 6:00-8:00 PM | SC Ballroom, plus 313/315  Register Now

Resume RX
10/26, 9:00-4:00 PM | RW 2nd Floor  



Cha-Ching: Personal Finances
11/8, 11:30-12:30 PM | BH (MC) 148  Register Now

Almost Alumni Dinner
11/28, 5:30-7:30 PM | Elements Bistro  Register Now



Grad Day Celebration
12/6, 11:30-12:30 PM | SC Atrium  Register Now


Questions? For additional information, please contact the 1964 Society at or 216.687.2078.


The real world is calling. Are you ready? Join the Young Alumni Council as they help prepare you for life as a young professional by answer the big questions… What do I need to succeed? What’s my personal brand? How do I manage my 401K? Should I rent or buy a home? Do I need a living will? Which insurance policy is right for me? 



At these dinners, you'll have the unique opportunity to network with alumni over a three course meal while discussing various topics that relate to life after graduation.



At these presentations, we'll help you navigate the sometimes overwhelming world of personal finances. Topics will include student loans, housing loans, budgeting, savings accounts, credit and identity theft, and more.



Join the 1964 Society in celebration of December grads as they countdown to commencement! It’s hard to believe how quickly these past years have gone by, but you are finally in the homestretch. We will be celebrating and enjoy free food, prizes, and good ‘ole Viking spirit. Come mingle with your fellow graduates, pick up your Graduation Kit from the CSU Alumni Association, and meet alumni members of the Young Alumni Council.



Do you know how to introduce yourself beyond your major? Do you know how to talk about your strengths and answer those challenging, behavior-based questions? Cleveland State’s mock interview day allows you to get real-life interview experience in a safe, practice setting with employers that you want to meet! Please register with Career Services if you’re interested in this event:  



Ditch the yoga pants and hoodies - It’s time to enter the business world. During this session you’ll learn how to dress for success and create business cards so you’re ready to network with the best of the best and nail that interview.     



“Don’t sweat the small stuff” is sage advice for handling many situations in life. However, you can safely toss that adage out the window when it comes time to writing or updating your resume. That’s because every single word counts. Come to Career Services to get critical feedback on your resume from area employers. Please bring a hard copy with you (we are not able to print out a copy for you). 



Dining and business etiquette can be intimidating, but this program is here to help you gain valuable skills that will ensure you make a positive first impression. After the etiquette lesson you’ll have the opportunity to practice your new found etiquette during a networking reception with alumni. 


Check back for future Ready Set Pro events


In this training session, you'll learn how to build your personal brand online and how to take advantage of LinkedIn for career success.

Beginner: Creating a LinkedIn profile and building your network
Advanced: Making your LinkedIn profile 100% complete and using your network to find career related opportunities 


5 UNDER 35
This panel discussion provides a forum for current students to gain insights on life as a professional from successful young alumni who have recently been in their shoes. 


Questions and registration: or call 216.687.2078