“I took a course in biological oceanography at Humboldt and that really changed my life. I was looking for what I wanted to do with my life and that course sent me in the right direction.” Francisco P. Chavez Senior Scientist Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

CSU and California’s Workforce Needs

The California State University is the largest source of the state’s skilled workforce. Providing tens of thousands of graduates in hundreds of fields each year, CSU alumni help sustain the Golden State economy and lay the foundation for new growth.

The CSU’s job-ready graduates are trained in vital industries and graduate with expertise in emerging knowledge-based fields like life sciences and information technology, which provide opportunities for innovative and sustainable growth. CSU graduates also make up the core of the state’s public service sector. The thousands of teachers, criminal justice employees, social workers, and policymakers educated at the CSU help the state adapt to the complex needs of its citizens and provide for future generations.