Career exploration and development is a lifelong and exciting process. As dedicated professionals, the Career and Professional Development office strives to support and leverage students to articulate accomplishments, network, and establish a succession plan within their industry. Our office is a full comprehensive career and professional development center focused towards individualized introspective career coaching.
Self-Introspection: Discover your personal values and beliefs
Emotional Intelligence: Self-awareness and self-management
Assessments: Career values
Finding the Right Career (PDF): Finding the right career for you
Document Review | Showcase experiences and accomplishments
Resume: Display accomplishments and competencies using Action Verbs (PDF)
Convey your experience and skills using Resume/CV Guides and Templates (PDF)
Networking and Branding | Network, connect, build rapport
Connecting with Others
Elevator Pitch (PDF)
30-Second Pitch (PDF)
LinkedIn Check List (PDF)
LinkedIn Alumni Tool (PDF)
Employer Engagement | Building and maintain relationships
Mentor and Mentees: Establish a personal board of directors
Career Search Strategies and Techniques
CareerShift | Organize your career search
Successful Career Search (PDF): Keep an open mind
Career Search Organization: Create a system that works for you
10 Effective Career Search Strategies (PDF):
Interviewing | Articulate your accomplishments
AI Preparation: Practice interviewing and communication techniques with Yoodli
Informational Interviews (PDF): Connect with industries to gain wisdom and advice
Types of Interviewing (PDF): Learn and prepare for various types of interviews
Interview Preparation (PDF): Prepare, research, learn
Offer Negotiation and Financial Literacy | Understand an offer
Want to learn more? View past programs and event slide decks and videos on the Engagement page.
Are you a Drucker School of Management student? Connect with the Career Strategy Office to support and guide you in your career journey.
Handshake is a comprehensive career platform that embeds a multitude of components to strategize career and professional development.
- Schedule a career counseling appointment
- Explore on-campus positions, internships, and employment opportunities
- Register for programs, events, and workshops at all of the Claremont Colleges
When navigating an employment or internship opportunity, read and review all postings carefully. Certain Handshake positions are designated for specific degree programs. It is recommended to check the platform regularly for opportunities and pending engagements.
By entering The Claremont Colleges Online Recruiting System, Handshake, you agree to adhere to the Rules, Regulations and Policies of the Claremont Colleges. Please provide at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel a counseling or interview appointment. Please respect the rules, regulations and policies for job and internship campus recruiting at The Claremont Colleges.
Alumni Engagement | Stay Connected to the CGU Worldwide Alumni Network
Career Strategy Office | Drucker School of Management
Center for Writing and Rhetoric (CWR) | Support with the Writing Process
Financial Aid and Fellowships | Understand your Financial Options
Office of Student Engagement (OSE) | Support Students and Advances Initiatives
Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) | Help Student Prepare for a Productive Faculty Life
Student Disability Resources Center | Support for Student with Disabilities
Student Employment | Work on Campus While in School
Student Life, Diversity & Leadership (SLDL) | Academic Success and Mentoring
Black Student Affairs
Chicano Latino Student Affairs
Queer Resource Center
The field of academia encompasses career paths in teaching, administration, higher education, and research. Explore a variety of opportunities at various institutions and organizations.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed
The Uni Jobs
Higher Ed Jobs
The University of California
California State University
California Community College Registry
Resources for PhD Candidates
Beyond the Tenure Track
PhDs at Work
From PhD to Life
What Are All the PhDs?
Jobs on Toast
Explore various sites to help navigate career paths and generate employment opportunities.
The career exploration process in the United States can be complex. Services and resources are available in collaboration with consortium partners to provide networking and OPT/CPT employment opportunities.
Work Authorization Terminology
On-Campus | Student employment opportunities
CPT | Curricular Practical Training | Learn practical skills in field of study
OPT | Optional Practical Training | Hands-on work experience in field of study
STEM OPT | 24-month OPT extension for STEM designated programs
Severe Economic Hardship | Employment authorization granted by USCIS
- Employers from home country that operate in the U.S.
- Home country connections employed in the U.S.
- CGU international alumni employed in the U.S.
- International companies operating globally
Career Search Strategies
- Align your area of study with the industry (some industries require U.S. citizenship)
- Know the OPT and U.S. hiring policies
- Research companies that hire international employees
- Make sure your resume if reviewed and meets U.S. standards
- Practice interviewing strategies and techniques for U.S. companies
My Visa Jobs
Employers Sponsoring H1B
Our campus partner, International Services offers resources for international students.
Career development resources geared to members of LGBTQI communities. Come to the Career and Professional Development office for more resources and for help as you plan for your career.
Corporate Equality Index
Out for Work
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Reaching Out MBA
Pride at Work
Professionals of Color
Connect with employers who are dedicated to the recruitment of a diverse workforce. Engage in opportunities to network and connect with professionals of color and talent acquisition teams.
People of Color Careers
Native American Jobs
Native People’s Recruit
Asian Career and Leadership Development
Asian American Net
Asian Career Network
Management Leadership for Tomorrow
National Association of Asian American Professionals
Black and African Americans
The Black Collegian
US Black Engineer and Information Technology Magazine
Hispanic and Latinx
Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology Online
Employers Sponsoring H1B
My Visa Jobs
Navigating your career journey is a fun and exciting opportunity for one to explore and share their gift with the world. There are many resources and tools available to gather the necessary information will provide support and guidance in this process.
Navigate Graduate School
Masters Student Career Timeline (PDF)
Doctoral Student Career Timeline (PDF)
Prepare for the Search
Career Road Map (PDF)
Faculty Career Road Map (PDF)
Interactive Career Plan