Look for upcoming events in ClaremontConnect. There are information sessions, career fairs, alumni networking events, workshops, panels, etc. where we bring professionals to talk with you.  Take advantage of both events at Pomona and at the other schools!  Pomona students can attend events at all the Claremont Colleges.

Look for contact information in job/internship postings. Even if you aren't interested in that job/internship, that person still may be able to share information about the organization or how to break in to that field/organization.  Places to look at postings include ClaremontConnectIndeed.com, and SimplyHired.com.

Find professional association meetings. Look online for any upcoming meetings or conferences of professionals in the field you're targeting.  You can find names of professional organizations through Sagehen Career Tools by using a keyword search.

Use Social Media. Social media can be an amazing tool to utilize in your job search. More and more recruiters are connecting with and screening candidates using LinkedIn (a social networking site like Facebook, but it is exclusively for professional networking) and other social media (like Facebook and Twitter). Therefore, it is important to consider what they might see and how they might respond.  This means considering ways to set privacy measures in place on some sites and utilizing your presence on others to make professional connections. It is possible to be yourself online and still present yourself professionally! Building your personal brand is just another way to tell your story.  For more information on putting forth your best image, start here.

Connect to the CDO's LinkedIn Group – Pomona College Career Connections. The number one professional network in the world is LinkedIn. It allows you to see information about companies, find people, and connect with them through the various organizations and others that you know.