Career Development Center partners with Paul Mitchell School of Fresno to prepare students for internship and job opportunities

staff from the career development center sitting at a table with flyers and giveaway items for students
photos by Jazlyn Olson

Free haircuts and professional clothing were provided to students in advance of four internship and career fairs hosted by the Career Development Center at the Resnick Student Union at the end of February. 

The day prior to the first career fair, students from the Paul Mitchell School of Fresno cut and styled hair while staff from the Career Development Center provided items from the Clothing Closet to students at the University Student Union. Items and services were available to all students, free of charge. 

Many students shared the event was convenient, both because of its location on campus and no-cost factor, while stylists with the Paul Mitchell School expressed they were happy to help Fresno State students on their own professional journeys. 

a student getting a haircut from a barber

Nicholas, from the Paul Mitchell School, said, “One of the best things is when you make someone look good. They feel good and are more likely to do good.”

This event with the Paul Mitchell School is hosted every year in conjunction with the Career Development Center’s career and internship fairs. 

On average, almost 700 students and 150 employers participate in the career and internship fairs each year. 

In addition to hosting career and internship fairs, the Career Development Center helps students choose majors and career paths, prepare for graduate school and job interviews, and find employment opportunities

Mary Willis, director of the Career Development Center, said, “We are dedicated to equipping students to become successful in whatever career direction they want to pursue.”

“Our goals are to help students make informed decisions about their careers, to empower them to fully understand the skills, knowledge and experiences they develop during their college career and effectively communicate their value to internship providers and employers, and develop a network of people who can mentor and guide them to internship and career opportunities.”

To support the Career Development Center and further student success, contact Katie Bewarder at 559.278.5768 or


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