The CDO is here to provide quality resources, services, and advising to help Pomona College students and alumni apply their liberal arts education and life experiences to a lifetime of fulfilling opportunities throughout their ongoing career development journey. We are excited to work with students as they begin and continue exploring career paths.
Help Us Help Your Sagehen
Encourage Your Student to Join Handshake
Handshake is our career information and web-based recruiting system. Students at Pomona College are encouraged to create a Handshake profile during their first year.
Make Career Advising Appointments
At the CDO, students can take advantage of one-to-one peer advising, or make an appointment with a Career Advisor. Our advisors work with students at every stage of their career journey, from their first year at Pomona to graduation, and beyond. Some areas that our advisors cover include, but are not limited to:
- General Career Advising
- Fellowship and Award Advising
- Prelaw and Preprofessional Advising
- Résumé and Letter Review
- Employer Relations
- Pomona College Internship Program (PCIP)
- Interview Preparation
- Evaluating and Negotiating Offers
- And more!
Discover New Opportunities
Once they have access to Handshake, students can sign-up for several career-related newsletters. These include:
- Sneak Peek of the Week: Shares on- and off-campus opportunities
- Fellowship Fridays: Highlights fellowship and award opportunities
- The Prelaw Newsletter: Provides insights into post-graduate opportunities in law
Search for Internships
Encourage your Sagehen to see where other Pomona College students have interned using our interactive Student Opportunities Dashboard.
Register for Career Events
Our office offers career education and skill-building workshops, fellowship and award information sessions, as well as graduate and preprofessional programming. Students can register for events via Handshake. Browse upcoming events via our digital event calendar.
The Career Development Office and the Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC) partnered with Evan Flagg PO '06, Senior Director, Membership Services and Group Sales at the Los Angeles Kings to host a career panel at Crypto.com Arena ahead of an L.A. Kings Hockey game in March 2022.
How You Can Help Us
Share Your Employment Openings
We welcome all and any internships and job postings you might have access to that we can share with students. Consider hiring Pomona students and graduates for internships or full-time employment. The CDO has many opportunities to assist you with hiring Pomona students and graduates for internships or full-time employment in your company or organization.
Connect with Current Students
Each semester the CDO hosts several programs that include speakers from a wide variety of professions. Students greatly appreciate hearing from practicing professionals, and we invite you to come to campus, or join us via Zoom, and share your expertise!
For additional information, please contact the Career Development Office at (909) 621-8144 or email us.
The generosity of our Sagehen community ensures the Pomona educational experience for every student. You can help increase access to top-quality career resources, services, and programming by supporting the work of the Career Development Office.
- Select “Student Resources” in the Designation Drop-Down
- Find and Select Career Development Office