Assess Yourself

  • Reflect on your experiences to identify possible fields or paths to explore that ignite your passions.
  • Talk with a career advisor to discuss your interests, experiences, career options, and next steps.
  • Create a list of possible post-grad career paths with input from trusted advisors and faculty.

Explore Interests

  • Actively participate in courses, groups, and clubs related to your interests to gain experience and test out those fields.
  • Attend interest-related workshops, presentations, career fairs, and academic/co-curricular events.
  • Customize your Handshake profile to make sure you receive emails when positions and events of interests are happening on campus or around the other Claremont Colleges.

Develop Skills

  • Create or refine your résumé and get ready to use it!
  • Practice your networking skills – attend a workshop, career fair, or professional event.
  • Connect with people in your interest area through LinkedIn, Sagehen Connect, and SagePost47.
  • Conduct informational interviews to gain knowledge in your field of interest through shadowing a Sagehen.

Implement Your Plan

  • Take on leadership roles with organizations in your interest areas.
  • Identify career-related opportunities and apply for a SURP, PCIP, internship, or research experience.
  • Talk with your faculty and other advisors about possible post-graduation paths.
  • Know the typical hiring practices of your chosen field: some fields recruit for their summer jobs/internships in early fall.