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On-Campus Recruiting

Hello and welcome to The California Maritime Academies “On Campus Recruiting Program”

We are a small campus of The California State University system in Vallejo, CA. We have a student body of approximately 820 students majoring in Business Administration, Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering Technology, Facilites Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Global Studies and Maritime Affairs.

In addition to a Bachelor of Science Degree, our Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering Technology, and a portion of our Mechanical Engineering students are eligible for a US Coast Guard License.

Our Facilities Engineering Technology students and a portion of out Mechanical Engineering students receive their CPE-IT certificate (Certified Plant Engineer in Training).

We believe the unique small school setting and practical hands on training gained at The California Maritime Academy make our students ideal candidates for employers. We invite you to participate in our “On-Campus Recruitment Program” and experience it for yourself.

The following is our academic schedule which shows when classes are in session. Please plan your visit accordingly. Recruiters are always welcome any time of the year. Typically the best time for companies to recruit our graduating seniors is between January and March.


The Career Center services are available to bona fide organizations offering professional career opportunities requiring a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering Technology, Business Administration Facilities Engineering, or a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs. Organizations requiring a monetary investment from candidates are excluded from participating in the On-Campus recruitment Program.


The standard interview schedule consists of twelve 30-minute interviews, two 15-minute breaks and one hour for lunch. Interviews begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Please note on the form if you have a change in schedule outline. The Career Center hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Schedules are OPEN to all graduating cadets who meet your minimum requirements. The Spring Recruitment window is open to graduating seniors. Alumni are welcome to participate if all available time slots have not been filled by graduating seniors, and approval is granted from the employer.


Please duplicate and complete a separate On Campus Recruitment Forms for each position OR each recruitment date for which you are recruiting.


Please mail copies of your company literature per schedule and/or a company binder for our Career Resource Library. We encourage you to submit a video for student viewing.


List each major separately with degree level. Please refer to the front of the Recruitment letter.


This meeting allows for a brief presentation to all interested cadets, followed by a question and answer session. SUGGESTED TOPICS: Company History, Training Programs, Position Descriptions, etc. The standard time for the meeting is 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., the morning of the recruitment day. However, company information meetings may also be scheduled at other times. Please call the Career Center for suggestions.


All schedules are open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents unless you state your company’s/agency’s legal exemption.


Aptitude and psychological testing is prohibited at The Career Center On-Campus Recruitment Programs. If your organization conducts pre-employment drug testing, you are required to inform the Career Center in writing of your policy at the time you confirm your interview schedule. You are also required to include a policy statement in your recruiting publications and inform cadets of this policy in your interview.


Employers are not to tape record or take pictures of cadets.


PARKING IS BY PERMIT ONLY. The California State University has discontinued issuing Temporary Parking Permits. You must now purchase a parking permit ($5.00 per day) from the permit machine located in Parking Lot A or D. The permit machine accepts dollar bills and quarters. Failing to display a permit will result in a $32 parking citation. Parking citations will no longer be paid by the Career Center. Please call Tess at (707) 654-1071(707) 654-1071, if you need hotel suggestions.


You may place a poster, brochures and/or company information in the Career Center. On behalf of the Career Center, we look forward to seeing you and wish you much success with your recruitment efforts. To recruit on campus please click On-Campus Recruitment Form. Please feel free to call if you have any additional questions. The main number to the Career Center is (707) 654-1071(707) 654-1071.