All recruiting options are free (except career fairs).
2019 - 2020 dates to consider:
- Tuesday, September 3: Classes Begin
- Thursday, September 12: Poster Conference
- October 21 & 22: Fall Recess
- November 27-29: Thanksgiving Recess
- Wednesday, December 11: Last day of classes
- December 12 & 13: Reading Days
- December 16-20: Final examinations
- Tuesday, January 21: Classes Begin
- February 14-16: Family Weekend
- March 16-20: Spring Recess
- Friday, March 27: César Chávez Holiday Observed
- Wednesday, May 6: Last day of classes
- May 7-8: Reading Days
- May 11-15: Final examinations
- Sunday, May 19: Commencement
Post all opportunities in Handshake.
Host an Information Session
One way to recruit Pomona College students is through an information session. During an information session, you can present your organization, inform students about open positions or programs, and build relationships with students.
To request an information session: Log on to Handshake. Choose “Events” from the left-navigation. Click the “Request Event” tab in the upper right corner. Complete the form and “Request Event”.
To request on-campus interviews, please log in to Handshake.
Types of On-Campus Interviews:
Room only: In this period of time, you will have a room reserved at Pomona College, but you will not be using Handshake to sign students up for specific interview slots.
Open: During an “Open” period, any student who meets the specified job or interview qualifications is allowed to reserve an interview slot (without manual approval).
Preselect Continuous: During a Preselect Continuous period, students who meet the specified qualifications must also be manually approved (by your company) before being allowed to take slots. There is no differentiation between “Primary” and “Alternate” candidates and all qualified candidates have access to the interview schedule at the same time.
Preselect: During a Preselect period, you will define an application period and separate interview signup periods for Primary and Alternate candidates. After the application period has ended, you will select Primary and Alternate candidates from the students who applied. Candidates you designate as “Primary” are allowed to sign up any time after the primary signup start and candidates you designate as “Alternate” are allowed to sign up any time after the alternate signup date. This helps ensure that your most promising candidates are able to find an acceptable interview slot.
Dining Hall Tabling
If you are new to campus or are still building your brand, we recommend having an information table instead of an information session. These are held in our dining halls during the lunch or dinner hour and allow for the kinds of conversations you might have at a career fair. Pomona students enjoy one-on-one conversations and this gives you an opportunity to informally present information about your organization to students. Nearly 100% of Pomona students live on campus and eat in the dining halls, so organizations have found information tables to be quite effective.
To request a Dining Hall Table: Log on to Handshake. Choose “Events” from the left-navigation. Click the “Request Event” tab in the upper right corner. Complete the form and “Request Event”. Please choose “Other” for type of event and specify “Dining Hall Table” in the “Name” of the event.
Coffee Chats and Office Hours
Want to talk to with students one-on-one? You can schedule some time in a private room in the Career Development Office, or a more public place like our student union (“The Living Room”) for the opportunity to informally meet with students one-on-one. This is a great way to build your brand on our campus and learn more about our students.
To request a Coffee Chat: Log on to Handshake. Choose “Events” from the left-navigation. Click the “Request Event” tab in the upper right corner. Complete the form and “Request Event”. Please choose “Other” for type of event and specify “Coffee Chat” in the “Name” of the event.
Can't come to us? We'll come to you! We'd love to spend a half-day or day at your organization to tour your facilities, meet your representatives, and allow you to engage with our students. Email us at email@example.com or call (909) 621-8144 to discuss this opportunity.