Connect with the best and brightest
Claremont Graduate University’s Career and Professional Development office offers employers the flexibility to tailor their recruiting process on and off campus. Talent recruitment preferences range from company information sessions to collaboratively developing and promoting job or internship opportunities.
Whether you are a large or small company, our goal is to get you connected with our graduate students and maximize your talent recruitment process in the most efficient manner possible.
Our students are earning their master’s degrees, doctorates, and certifications in fields that cover the depth and breadth of human knowledge in programs that stress both underlying theories and real-world applications. Claremont Graduate University offers 24 programs for masters and doctoral degrees in areas as diverse as Humanities, Information Systems, Public Health, Policy, Economics, Business, Education, Mathematics, Psychology, and the Arts.
Our alumni are represented in a wide array of industries and are currently leading and impacting dynamic organizations such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Accenture, Deloitte, Disney, and many more!
To learn more about the degrees offered at CGU, please visit: cgu.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you prefer a different recruitment strategy, please email email@example.com
Company Information Session (Virtual and on-campus)
Introduce your company, hiring practices, and any job or internship opportunities with our graduate students through virtual or on campus information sessions. These sessions tend to have a larger audience of 20 or more students and are a great way to cultivate relationships with our graduate students and faculty.
To schedule your information session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Employer Coffee Chat (on-campus)
Like the Company Information Session, the Career Coffee Chat allows you to interact with our graduate students and share hiring practices, company culture, and internship or job opportunities your company may have. Career Coffee Chats offer a more intimate one-on-one or at times three-on-one conversation with our graduate students.
To schedule your Career Coffee Chat, please email email@example.com
Job and Internship Promotion (Virtual and on-campus)
You can promote job and internship opportunities using our online recruiting platform, Handshake. This platform allows you to post openings, search for talent, and collect resumes. The platform will also allow you to connect and recruit students from all of the Claremont Colleges.
If your company does not have a Handshake account, please click below to begin the process.
Join Handshake: cgu.joinhandshake.com
Employers Who Have Handshake (PDF)
Employers who are New to Handshake (PDF)
If you have issues creating your Handshake account or wish to promote your open opportunity on-campus, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are Employer Partner benefits and examples of how your company can guide our continued efforts to enhance professional development events and opportunities for our graduate students. You can also download the Employer Partnership Program brochure HERE.
For more information or if you are interested in becoming an employer partner, contact email@example.com
Employer spotlight on CPD weekly e-newsletters, highlighted jobs & events in Handshake, and quarterly feature on CPD social media pages to promote jobs and other opportunities reaching 6,000+ students and alumni.
Digital Branding One-Week Campaign
Your company logo independently featured for one-week on the CPD homepage reaching over 800+ students, alumni, prospective students, staff and faculty.
Company logo featured in career office, events, and print media reaching over 2,000+ students, alumni, staff and faculty.
Half-page advertisement in major CPD event agendas such as the Career Readiness Conference, Careers in Higher Education, and Mock Interview Day(s) reaching over 300+ students, alumni, and employers partners.
Employer Sponsor Introduction
Your company will be highlighted as the sponsor of a CPD event and give you an opportunity to facilitate a 10-minute presentation of your company at the event reaching 50+ students and alumni.
Employer Partner Recognition Event
An end of the academic year event showcasing the CPD’s gratitude of your company’s involvement and commitment to educate our student.
Career Event Participant
Bring your team and/or industry colleagues to share their professional experiences and career development advice during career themed events such as industry oriented panels and mock interviews. This is a great opportunity to meet students who are interested in your profession or industry.
These externships typically are completed over a 5-day period and may consist of observations of daily managerial operations, sitting in on meetings/other activities, tour of the facility, and opportunities to conduct informational interviews.
Short term projects that allow students the opportunity to partner with business and industry organizations to complete real-world projects.
Employer Site Visits
These visits to the employer site are designed to enhance student’s career and professional development. A typical visit includes an information session, company tour and professional networking opportunities.
Employer Advisory Board
Composed of accomplished industry professionals offering innovative advice and dynamic perspectives impacting professional development events and opportunities for graduate students.