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CDO Mission

The mission of the Career Development Office (CDO) is to empower students and alumni to utilize their liberal arts education to gain self-understanding, identify their interests, and formulate a career plan. We strive to inspire, educate, and equip Sagehens for a purposeful and rewarding life. 

Core Values:

Excellence – We seek to provide the very best in career support and affirm both evaluation and continuous improvement.
Diversity – We value each individual as unique and encourage them to engage as impactful members of a global community.
Support and Resources – We view students and alumni as having multi-dimensional lives that require customized support and resources. 
Partnerships – We cultivate and participate in a wide range of partnerships with alumni, employers, parents, donors, campus and local communities, and academic and administrative departments to enhance the development of students.

Pomona College is committed to providing and improving accessibility for all members of our community.  Accommodation services are provided for students, as well as employee, applicants and visitors to the College. Pomona College recognizes that accommodations may be required in order to assist individuals in maximizing their educational experience. To learn more about registering with ARS, please view more information on our apply for accommodation services page.

Career Development Process

The CDO is here to provide quality resources, services, advising and counseling throughout their career development to help Pomona students and alumni apply their liberal arts education and life experiences to a lifetime of fulfilling opportunities. We are excited to work with you as you begin and continue exploring your career paths. Read more about us below and drop into the office to meet us in person!

Assess Yourself…

Identifying and understanding the factors that are important to you in relation to your future are critical components in the career development process. The CDO has many resources to help you along your journey of choosing a path for your life after Pomona. Here are some ways to begin the process.

Explore Interests…

Once you have determined possible directions, exploring those interests will allow you to test that path to see if it is right for you. Here are some ways to explore your options.

Develop Skills…

Having identified and clarified your interests, developing key skills will put you on the path the success. Here are a few places to begin developing your skills.

Implement Your Plan…

Now that you have figured out your interests and skills and explored your options, it is time to put your plan into action. Here are some resources to help you reach your goals.