We are currently in the process of transitioning to a new career service platform called Handshake, which will replace our current system, formally known as ClaremontConnect (Symplicity). To access Handshake through our new platform, please follow the instructions below based on your graduation year.

Class Years prior to 2001

You must create an account through Handshake with your alpha-numeric Pomona MyMail address.

  • If you graduated from Pomona in or prior to 2000, you may not have a MyMail account.  Please contact the ITS Service desk at ServiceDesk@pomona.edu or (909) 621-8061 to ensure that your MyMail address exists before attempting to activate it.

  • Your MyMail address is the username@mymail.pomona.edu address (e.g. ces02012@mymail.pomona.edu).
  • If you have not already done so, you will need to activate your alpha-numeric Pomona MyMail account. To activate your account go to: https://identity.pomona.edu/sspr/private/Login and click “Activate Account”.
    • You will be prompted to provide your username (e.g. ces02012), your last name, and your Pomona ID number.
    • If you do not remember your username and/or Pomona ID number, please contact the Registrar’s Office to verify your identity, then obtain your username and/or Pomona ID number. Once your username and/or Pomona ID number has been obtained, you can continue the “Activate Account” process.
  • Once your alpha-numeric Pomona MyMail account is activated, go to https://pomona.joinhandshake.com/register to create an account on Handshake.
    • You will receive a registration confirmation email in your newly activated alpha-numeric Pomona MyMail account. You can access your account at mymail.pomona.edu

Class Years 2001 through 2007

You must create an account through Handshake with your alpha-numeric Pomona MyMail address.

* Google Chrome may not work properly with the MyMail webmail interface (http://mymail.pomona.edu) at times.  If you encounter an issue with Chrome, please try Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari instead.

Class Years 2008 to Present

Your Symplicity account will be automatically transferred to the new platform and you should receive an email from Handshake before July 1st inviting you to register. If you do not receive an email from Handshake, please contact the Career Development Office at 909-621-8144 for assistance.

Click here for assistance activating your account.

If you have any questions, please contact the Career Development Office at 909-621-8144.