Pomona College invites you to post your job and internship opportunities for students and alumni at The Claremont Colleges through Handshake, our web-based recruiting and career information system. Handshake opportunities are viewable to Pomona students as well as other Claremont Colleges students (Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Scripps College, Claremont Graduate University, Keck Graduate Institute).  There is no cost to post opportunities on Handshake.

Post your Opportunities 

2017 - 2018 dates to consider when scheduling your visit:

Fall 2017 Dates:
  • Tuesday, August 29: Classes Begin
  • Thursday, September 7: Poster Conference
  • October 16 & 17: Fall Recess
  • November 23 & 24: Thanksgiving Recess
  • Wednesday, December 6: Last day of classes
  • December 7 & 8: Reading Days
  • December 11-15: Final examinations
Spring 2018 Dates:
  • Tuesday, January 16: Classes Begin
  • Saturday, February 3: TBA
  • February 16-18: Family Weekend Career Roundtable
  • March 12-16: Spring Recess
  • Friday, March 31: César Chávez Holiday Observed
  • Wednesday, May 2: Last day of classes
  • May 3 & 4 : Reading Days
  • May 7-11: Final examinations
  • Sunday, May 13: Commencement

Claremont Colleges All Student Events
The Claremont College Advantage insures that all students are welcome no matter which partner school is hosting. Please also keep these dates in mind when planning your visit:

Pitzer College Career Services on Campus Job Fair
September 8
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Roberts Pavilion

Claremont McKenna Career Expo 
September 8
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Roberts Pavilion

Harvey Mudd College Fall Software Engineering Job & Internship Fair
September 21
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
​Linde Activities Center Gym


Harvey Mudd College Fall STEM Job & Internship Fair
October 12
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
​Linde Activities Center Gym

Education Fair hosted by Pomona College
October 25th
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Edmunds Ballroom

Health and Medicine Expo hosted by Scripps College
Friday, October 20
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Seal Court 

Meet Our Students

Host an Information Session

One way to recruit Pomona College students is through an information session. We recommend that you host these events Monday – Thursday at these times (12pm-1pm, 4:30pm-5:30pm or 7:00pm-8:00pm), which is when students are most available. During an information session, you can present your organization, inform students about open positions or programs, and build relationships with students across The Claremont Colleges.

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”.

On-Campus Interviews

We invite you to recruit on campus at your convenience during the academic year any time between September and December or February through April. There is no cost associated with on-campus interviews. We will work with you to publicize your openings. 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.

To request an On-Campus Interview, log on to Handshake and follow the posting an interview schedule tutorial.

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.

Corporate Visits
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 career.development@pomona.edu or call (909) 621-8144 to discuss this opportunity.