Career Resources

The Jack Holland Student Success Center provides resources, tools and insights to assist and prepare students for lifelong success. Check out our Blueprint for Career Success [pdf] for information about academic and personal growth, career exploration & preparation, exposure to industries and professionalism.

Meet Our Counselor

Larissa Bates, M.A. Career Counselor – Business, Financial Services & Logistics





Larissa Bates, M.A.

Career Counselor
Business, Financial Services & Logistics

Undergraduate students can receive virtual & in-person assistance with their resume, interviewing skills, exploring careers, job search strategies, and more in a 30 min appointment.

During Summer'23, students may connect with Larissa between May 15, 2023 - August 18, 2023 by requesting an in-person or virtual appointment for career counseling via Spartan Connect.

In-Person Appointments via Jack Holland Student Success Center (JHSSC) College of Business Students Only**

Tuesdays 1:30 –3:30pm

In-Person or Virtual Zoom Appointments via Career Center* (All Students)

Wednesdays 1:30 –3:30pm

Virtual Zoom Appointments (All Students)

Thursdays 1:30 –3:30pm

Please make sure to review if your appointment is virtual or in-person and follow instructions accordingly. Appointment format (virtual) cannot be swapped or changed after booking. 

Walk-in and Drop-in appointments are not available at this time.

If Larissa’s availability on Spartan Connect does not work for your schedule, additional appointments are available via direct email upon request to


In addition to appointments, the SJSU Career Center offers virtual career readiness tools (HandshakeVmock, SJSU² Mentoring & Meetups and many more [pdf]) and a full suite of PDF guides to help you Launch Your Career.

The SJSU Career Center also offers a FREE Professional Clothing Closet for work attire - by appointment only. Please email for clothing closet appointments. 

Workshop Series:

Prior Workshop Recordings:

All other past Exploring Careers in Business Workshops can be found on the SJSU Career Center YouTube Channel Here

College to Career Bootcamp, Fri June 9, 2023, 12:00 - 2:00 pm: RSVP on SJSU Handshake to receive a ZOOM Link for these events.

Attention Spring 2023 graduates: Plan your next steps to career success after college. Hear from industry professionals and employers who will share
valuable tips and advice on how to navigate yourjob search and successfully make the transition from college to career.
Open to Spring 2023 graduates, Fall 2022 graduates, and rising seniors.

SJSU Handshake Logo Visit the SJSU Handshake site to:

Apply for jobs & internships targeted to SJSU students.  Thousands of new opportunities are posted each month!

Join events to gain strategies for building your career.

Attend job fairs & info sessions to network with employers.

Stay updated with opportunities in our weekly newsletters.