Internships and Community Service

The Office of Internship and Community Service is eager to meet with you to discuss how this unique approach to gaining experience and serving yourself to the community will help you devise an individual plan. Unlike large institutions, this department serves our students through one-on-one counseling to help identify your field of interest, skills, and ability.  We take time to help our students identify how to achieve their objectives that complement their academic goals and interests.  Our office can then place you into our many established programs.

Why should I do an Internship or Community Service program?

  • Uncertain about your future and want to explore various fields?
  • Looking for a way to integrate classroom learning with practical experience?
  • Are you exploring concentrations or courses and wondering how your choices will influence your career path or graduate school?
  • Do you have adequate skills and experience to apply for a job after graduation?
  • How can you stand out from the crowd when applying for graduate school?
  • Develop skills that will help with your future job search or graduate school plans.

There is a tremendous emphasis on having experience through internships in today’s complex and demanding global society. Today’s students drive the demands that companies and graduate schools are looking for. Would you hire someone that did not have any work experience? Academics are highly emphasized and in this global economy is a standard so what sets you apart from the others? Will you be prepared for the real world when you graduate? Don’t let your time as an undergraduate go by without gaining much needed skill, experience and ability to compete globally! Whether you’re wondering how to begin exploring and thinking about how to fine tune your skills for graduate school or entering the job market, seeking advice and engaging with an internship or community service program will be very important.

Programs for a Variety of Interests

This office that serves students has various programs consisting of internships, research projects and placement in the areas of education (elementary teachers aids K-5, special needs and autism) non-profit, environmental and botanical programs, local government/city hall, event planning, community service programs, public relations, social media, entry-level marketing, law and a host of unique opportunities in a placement style program.

Being in the scope of this department can afford unique hybrid opportunities cultivated as sites established through Soka University provide exceptional programs as requested through our sites. Whether you’re wondering how to begin exploring and thinking about how to fine tune your skills for graduate school or entering the job market, seeking advice and engaging with an internship or community service program will be very important. If you are undecided about what might be a good fit for you as you prepare for your future, we are here for you!

Start by scheduling an appointment with Andy Marcos to discuss your interests and questions, and start creating your own individualized plan. 

photo of Andy Marcos

Andy Marcos
Manager of Internships & Community Service

Email: marcos@soka.edu
Phone number: (949) 480-4140
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Ikeda Library, 3rd Fl, 305

Soka University of America uses College Central Network as its official job and internship resource and resume system. The site is available 24/7 to students, alumni, and employers at www.collegecentral.com/soka

•             Students, quickly apply to job and internship opportunities posted exclusively for you, and search other opportunities via Jobs Central® and Intern Central®, national job boards.

•             Create and upload your resume and career portfolio to make available to employers.

•             Access our events calendar, and career/job search advice documents, podcasts, videos and more.

•             Review Career Fair information and company recruitment visits.

•             Employers search for talented students and alumni, and post unlimited jobs for free.



College Central Network

Additional Resources:

http://www.idealist.org/

http://www.internships.com/student

http://www.internshipprograms.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/

www.indeed.com

http://www.simplyhired.com/

https://www.looksharp.com/

https://www.iesabroad.org/  (Study Abroad)