Attention: Pomona College is planning for a full return of students in fall. Learn More

All recruiting options are free (except career fairs).

2020 - 2021 dates to consider:

Fall 2020 Dates:
  • Tuesday, August 24: Classes Begin
  • November 24: Last day of classes
  • November 25-29: Thanksgiving Recess
  • November 30 - December 4: Final examinations
Spring 2021 Dates:
  • Tuesday, January 19: Classes Begin
  • February 12-14: Family Weekend
  • March 8-12: Spring Recess
  • Friday, March 26: César Chávez Holiday Observed
  • Friday, May 7: Last day of classes
  • May 10-14: Final examinations
  • TBD: Commencement

Virtual Recruiting Options for Spring 2021

For event ideas, click on the options below or fast track your event by making a request now!

Career Fair

Like many institutions, we are still conducting fairs and events, but virtually.  Hire your next intern or full time hire at one of our fairs. Inquire about virtual fairs at

Feature as an Employer Highlight of the Week

Stand out with student beyond job or internship postings with a request to be highlighted!

Email with a blurb to be featured in our newsletter or a flyer and/or image to be shared on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Host an Information Session

One way to recruit Pomona College students is through an information session. During an information session, you can present your organization, inform students about open positions or programs, and build relationships with students.

Info Sessions will be done virtually. Be sure to include the Zoom or video conferencing link in the posting. Let us know if we can record the session to be added to our CDO online video channel. For assistance, email


Although we will not be on campus in the fall, we can arrange virtual interview schedules for you. To learn how, email

Online Coffee Chats & Office Hours

Log on to Handshake. Choose “Events” from the left-navigation. Click the “Request Event” tab in the upper right corner. Complete the form and “Request Event”. Choose “virtual session”.

Coffee Chats are usually short informal one hour drop-in style Q&A’s with students.

Office Hours are usually a timeframe when students can sign up one-on-one with you to ask questions.

For more information, email

Pomona College Internship Program (Funded Internships)

PCIP is an internship funding program that occurs every Fall, Spring, and Summer and provides students with a generous stipend to pursue part-time, unpaid experiential learning opportunities with employers in a variety of industries. Students secure their own eligible opportunity before applying for PCIP funding.

For Summer 2021, internships funded through the Pomona College Internship Program (PCIP) are required to be remote at this time.

Students receive funding from Pomona College for internships in 50 cities across the globe and in a variety of industries such as government/policy, education, research, art/design, and many more.

If you would like to participate in this program, send us an internship description with title to and we will post the opportunity in Handshake.

Opportunities for Summer 2021 must last 6 to 8 weeks for a minimum of 120 hours.

Employers are encouraged to post their internship opportunities now and have offers made by April 16, 2021.

Note that not all postings in a given term receive applicants. You can try again to obtain an intern in the following semester/summer.

Post a Micro-Internship

Don’t have a formal internship program but need a student to do a quick project? Post your project on our micro-internship page.

Projects are usually short term and paid up to $1000.

Post Opportunities

Handshake is the CDOs platform for sharing jobs, Internships, events, and fairs.  All available job and internship opportunity can be posted through Handshake.

Resume Books

We are currently offering resume books for the class of 2020. Email to receive one.

Skill Development Series

Students would like to learn from employers and alumni. You can set up a resume & cover letter workshop specific to your field. You can also do an interview workshop to discuss topics such as case or technical interviewing. For example, you could do a live resume review workshop where student submit documents in advance. Are you a clothing brand? Perhaps you could host a “how to dress for a virtual interview” workshop.

We are open suggested topics as well!

Email to set something up.

Social Media Takeover

Takeover our Instagram or YouTube account to do a “Live Stream” can be a fun way to engage students.

Reach out to to learn more!

Virtual Treks

Present a video of what it is like to work for your organization including a recorded or live tour. Discuss a “day in the life”. This could even include tips for being productive in a remote environment.

The videos can be pre-recorded messages from key executives or alumni that work with you. Variety is key in a virtual trek to differentiate this event from info sessions. Have a collection of short segments.

Include breakout sessions for networking. Have prepared questions in case students don’t have their own. To encourage questions, give students a research prep assignment.

We can control the schedule and video conferencing if you wish. It is a good idea to lock the meeting after it starts to prevent distracting. Remind students to mute sound during presentations.

We can collect resumes of registrants ahead of time. Let us know if we can record sessions to share with other students. We’d like to take screenshots for social media if possible. It’d be a good idea for you to do the same!

Email to learn more on how you can set up a fun day with students!