Assess Yourself

  • Attend a sponsor group meeting to learn about CDO resources.
  • Become familiar with Handshake and build your interest profile.
  • Use Career Beam, and other resources, to explore interests, values, skills, work environments, etc.
  • Talk with CDO staff and discuss how your interests and preferences relate to majors and careers.

Explore Interests

  • Visit the CDO and use the library and other resources to research majors and careers of interest.
  • Attend Career and major related events and meetings to learn more about fields of interest.
  • Volunteer off-campus. Join campus clubs or activities related to your fields of interest.

Develop Skills

  • Create a résumé – use the CDO’s Résumé and Letter Guide to help you.
  • Build your LinkedIn profile and learn how to find Pomona alumni and other people working in your fields of interest.
  • Learn about networking and informational interviewing and practice talking with people about their career paths and interests.

Implement Your Plan

  • Get an on-campus job and build your experience.
  • Apply for a PCIP or a SURP. Work with the CDO and find a summer experience to learn more about your interest areas.
  • Start your summer internship search in December.
  • Shadow a Sagehen over winter break to learn about possible career paths.