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Career Services

Welcome to Career Services! We offer career exploration and job search assistance to students and alumni. We help students define career goals through computerized assessments & career exploration activities. Our center also offers the Career & Technical Education Assistance Program (CTEAP) to provide assistance to students facing significant barriers to education and/or employment.

Career Services also offers students and alumni Handshake - the #1 platform to connect job and internship seekers to employers! The system offers online resume reviews, local and national job postings, and students the ability to post their resumes for employer consideration. Click on "Handshake" in our Career Tools section below to learn more!

Upcoming Career Services Signature Events

CTEAP Info Session

Career and Technical Education Assistance Program (CTEAP) Information Session

The Career and Technical Education Assistance Program (CTEAP) assists students with significant barriers to education and/or employment, including single parents, displaced homemakers, students with disabilities, and students interested in nontraditional occupations within the Career and Technical Education fields. CTEAP can assist in providing resources to ensure your success! Find out if you qualify for financial assistance from CTEAP by attending our next virtual information session on

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024 @ 11 am
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2024 @ 1pm
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024 @ 11 am
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2024 @ 1 pm

Register to Attend

TAP Info Session

Textbook Assistance (TAP) Program Information Session

The Textbook Assistance Program (TAP) is a free program, open to all CSN students on a first-come, first-served basis. This program allows textbooks to be loaned to students on a per semester basis. Students may check out multiple textbooks. Not all books are available each semester. If you would like to learn more about the program, please attend our online information session:

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2024 @ 12 pm
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024 @ 12 pm

Register to Attend

LinkedIn Workshop

LinkedIn Workshop

Do you have a LinkedIn Profile? Find out how to network with social media and market yourself to employers. All Students and Alumni Welcome! Upcoming tabling events will be on:

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024 @ 1 pm
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2024 @ 11 am

Register to Attend

Additional Resources

Textbook Assistance Program (TAP)

The Textbook Assistance Program (TAP) is a free textbook loan program for students currently enrolled at CSN. Textbooks are distributed on a first come, first served basis and some textbooks may not be available, but students may check out multiple texts each semester.


  • Must be a CSN Student
  • The student must be enrolled in the class they're requesting the books for (Cannot be on a waiting list)
  • Must have Handshake Account activated joinhandshake.com

Please visit https://tinyurl.com/TAPapp23-24 to apply for the Textbook Assistance Program.

Updated Resources for Job Seekers

In addition to our offices located at the 3 main campuses, the Career Services office also offers several state and federal links that can assist you with acquiring additional information on career fields. Please feel free to utilize the links below to gather a more complete picture of the professions you are researching.

In addition, we are continuing to offer services to students, graduates and alumni. Please see below for an updated list of employers who are hiring as well as additional career resources.

UPDATED: 12/8/2020

Helpful Career Videos






Careers and Career Information - CareerOneStop

Learn about careers, find career information, and locate career resources and advice with CareerOneStop.


Complete set of employment tools for job seekers on EmployNV. Search jobs, create résumés, and find education and training.

O*NET OnLine

O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

Nevada LMI > Home

Nevada LMI Workforce Informer. My Next Move is a career exploration tool for job seekers and students that contains skill, education, and salary information for over 900 occupations.

Pathways to STEM Nevada

Pathways to STEM Nevada (formerly Nevada STEM Pipeline) has been developed as a resource to engage students, teachers, parents, and the community in STEM education and employment. This effort is at the forefront to increase the number of students interested in pursuing college degrees with the overarching goal of strengthening our future workforce and economic development in the state.

Small Business Development Resources

Career Services is committed to assisting our students, graduates and alumni with all the tools need to be successful. In addition to our traditional job seeking resources, the staff of the Career Services department has put together information on small businesses to assist those individuals seeking to branch out on their own. Please feel free to contact any of the organizations below directly by clicking on their name.

Small Business Information, Planning & Mentorship

Nevada Small Business Development Center

The Nevada Small Business Development Center is a statewide resource for business assistance, providing a unique array of services, expertise and training in all areas including starting, growth, and development of a business. The Nevada SBDC also offers information and guidance in understanding and complying with environmental regulations. In addition, the Nevada SBDC provides useful information and analysis of the economy, environment and demographic data to help businesses, government and other organizations promote economic growth in their communities.


SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, they have provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs.

Small Business Groups & Associations

Urban Chamber of Commerce

The Urban Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for the creation, growth and general welfare of African American businesses in the Las Vegas community. The Urban Chamber of Commerce actively promotes the expansion of business opportunities on behalf of its members through referrals, partnerships, seminars, technical assistance and marketing. The Urban Chamber of Commerce focuses on economic and business development, education, convention/tourism and special projects.

Henderson Chamber of Commerce

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce (HCC) is the only organization in Henderson that represents businesses of all sizes, industries, and stages. Through identifying the needs of its members, the Henderson Chamber of Commerce harnesses the collective power of business to influence government outcomes through its legislative and issues committees as well as an Issues Mobilization Political Action Committee (IMPAC).

Vegas Chamber

The Vegas Chamber is the largest business organization in Nevada, focused on helping Nevada businesses succeed and create jobs.

Latin Chamber of Commerce

The Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce is the premier advocate for the Hispanic business, cultural and educational community in Nevada. Their mission is to promote the success of their members and Hispanic-owned businesses by facilitating positive business, cultural and educational relationships, as well as economic development and knowledge sharing in an efficient, effective and professional manner.

Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce

The Asian Chamber of Commerce (ACC), formerly known as the Pacific and Asian Chamber of Commerce of Nevada was formed to serve and represent the professional and business interests of Nevada’s growing Asian Pacific Americans. ACC, a non-profit corporation, was founded with the primary goal of economic growth for its membership. Our goal is to become a major forum and significant economic force in bringing about political, social and economic party for Nevada’s Asian Pacific American community. The ACC is a conduit of business opportunities and a broker of information and resources for Asian-Pacific American entrepreneurs.

Career Tools


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Students requesting Career Advisement are required to complete the TypeFocus V7 assessments prior to scheduling an appointment. Please email Career Services at Career.Services@csn.edu if you have any questions. The passcode to unlock your free access is CSN1971. If you would like additional guidance or assistance with the completed assessment, we recommend meeting with a Senior Specialist from the Career Services department. Please see hours and contact information below to schedule an appointment.

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Handshake is now available for you to book your appointment!


North Las Vegas| 8am-5pm | Monday-Friday

Dr. Jonathan Wright

MaryLyn Silverstein

Jihan Ahmad

Henderson| 8am-5pm | Monday-Friday

Candace Morris

Charleston| 8am-5pm | Monday-Friday

Aaron Hyman

Wendy Seneme

Rita Smith

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Services to Employers

Career Services focuses on employment needs for currently enrolled students and alumni. Employer services can be provided at any of our campus locations, free of charge.

  • Job Postings
  • Job Fairs
  • Internship Assistance

Qualifications for the Employer
Employers must have an appropriate business license, a Federal Tax Identification Number, an unemployment insurance account and workers compensation number. All job announcements must be in compliance with Fair Labor Standards to be approved for posting.
Employers must not charge a fee to applicants.

Job Postings
Employers can post positions on Handshake. Please contact Career Services if you experience difficulty setting up an employer account at 702-651-5089.

Employers are encouraged to post internships on Handshake. Staff will help with linkages to the applicable CSN programs, match students to your business environment and provide guidance to students involved in your company’s internship program.

Career Fairs
Job fairs are offered at various campuses throughout the year. Please contact one of our offices if your company would like to participate in specialized job fairs or to be added to our mailing list.

Our Services to Students
  • Access to computers for self-directed job search activities
  • Career Guidance
  • Career & Technical Education Assistance Program (CTE)
  • Resume Critiquing
  • Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Textbook Assistance Program (TAP) 
  • Internet Listing of Employment Opportunities on Handshake
  • Employment referrals for qualified individuals
  • Workshops in Resume Writing, Job Seeking & Employment Decision Making Skills
  • Employment Events and Job Fairs
  • Free career assessments through Typefocus V7 (see the Career Tools tab above)
  • Student and Alumni Access to Employment, Internships, Document Review, and Staff Appointments
  • WORKFORCE & INNOVATION OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA) Information (See bottom of page)

Please see the flyer below for information on the WIOA YOUTH PROGRAM. If you have additional questions, please contact your local One-Stop Career Center.

WIOA Youth Program Flyer

WIOA Youth Program

About Our Services

We are the One-Stop Career Center program that prepares young adults between the ages of 16-24 for the workforce through work-readiness workshops, trainings, leadership development, and educational skills training. While all career pathways are promoted, we specialize in working with employers in the following in-demand fields: Health Care, Transportation & Logistics, and Advanced Manufacturing & Construction. The objective of the program is to ensure that young adults have the necessary skills to e employable in the workforce and connected to in-demand occupations or placed in post-secondary education at the end of the program.

Work Experience

A work experience/Internship is a structured paid learning experience that will provide youth a unique opportunity for career exploration and skill development.

Career Exploration

Process in which individual chooses an educational path or training or a job that fits their interests, skills, and abilities.

Other Services

  • Educational Support
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Training costs, including GED/High School Equivalence
  • Incentives for basic skills improvement, job retention, and many more!
  • Paid on-the-job training with a local employer.

One stop Career Center
Mesquite Library
121 W. First North Street
Mesquite, NV 89027
Phone: 720-780-8232

Workforce Connections, One Stop Career Center, an American Job Center of Nevada

If you have not registered already, please register at this website www.employnv.gov

Eligibility Requirements

Out of School Youth: 16-24 years old must meet one of the following barriers:

  • Received HS Diploma/equivalent; or
  • Low Income and Deficient in Basic Literary Skills; or
  • School Dropout or
  • Homeless, Runaway; or
  • in Foster Care or Aged-Out of Foster Care; or
  • Pregnant/Parenting; or
  • Offender; or
  • Subject to the Juvenile or Adult Justice System; or
  • has a Disability; or
  • Low Income and Needs Additional Assistance to Complete an Employment or Education Program.

An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TTY 800-326-6868 or Nevada Relay 711

Career Services Hours and Contact Information

Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm (Closed Holidays)

Charleston Campus
Modular Building 9
Near Building K

North Las Vegas Campus
Main Building
E Wing - Room 122

Henderson Campus
Student Union Area

Handshake is now available for you to book your appointment!

Schedule your Appointment

5 Easy Steps​ to activate your account

  1. Login to your GoCSN Account
  2. Click on the Handshake Tile
  3. Select College of Southern Nevada
  4. Use your CSN STUDENT log-in credentials
  5. Fill out your profile, upload resume, and apply to jobs/internships

How to schedule an appointment in Handshake:

  1. Access your account through GoCSN Handshake Tile or joinhandshake.com
  2. Click on the upper right-hand corner (Career Center)
  3. Select schedule a New Appointment
  4. Choose a category (ex. Resume Review)
  5. Schedule an appointment!

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