Look for upcoming events in Handshake. 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.
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.
Explore SagePost47. SagePost47 is a program designed to help Pomona students easily connect and communicate with young alumni in order to develop authentic and practical one-on-one relationships and mentorships.
Alumni who want to actively connect with students may choose to be part of SagePost47. Unique to the program is the ever-growing online alumni database where you can browse alumni profiles, read their stories, and make a seamless connection with anyone that interests you.
Connect with alumni on Sagehen Connect. Sagehen Connect is a location-based mobile directory that integrates with LinkedIn and allows users to strengthen their personal and professional relationships with fellow alumni. Sagehen Connect has been helping alumni and students stay connected since fall of 2013 and is a free app available through the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
Students can access by signing in using their alpha#, mymail account (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org),
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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.
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 Handshake, Indeed.com, and SimplyHired.com.