Remote Career Advising

Our career advisors are available to connect with you via Zoom, Skype, or phone. Schedule your appointment on Handshake – if you cannot find a time that works for you, please email us at career.development@pomona.edu – and a member of our staff will respond.

For a quick document review (i.e., resume, cover letter, graduate school statements), you can also email one of the Career Advisors directly.


Info Sessions/Workshops

We aim to move as many of our existing info sessions and workshops online. Please be mindful that while it is relatively easier for the career advisors to transition, it may take a little more time for employers to shift their sessions to a virtual format. Rest assured, the CDO’s employer relations team will be supporting our recruiters through this transition. 
To view a list of existing events, log onto Handshake and search for events marked “virtual session.”


PCIP

Students applying/participating in various PCIP Programs for Spring 2020 & Summer 2020 have been notified of the changes to the programs and process. You can also check the PCIP web page for updated information regarding the status of the programs and what you can do.


Job/Internship Search Resources

Crowd-sourced Employment/Internship Updates
In order to try to stay informed on changing recruiting situations,  a few crowd-sourced sites have been developed to help track real-time information on jobs/internships. This information has not been verified by the CDO and may be inaccurate.
https://ismyinternshipcancelled.com/
https://github.com/gcreddy42/hiring2020​
https://candor.co/hiring-freezes/

The CDO understands that this is a challenging time, and students may be thinking about the effect of current events on internships and jobs. As of now, many employers are continuing to hire. We have compiled an extensive list of resources for both the job and internship search. The list is accessible via the Career Center > Resource Library on Handshake.


Handshake

We have subscribed to a range of great web tools to support your career exploration and preparation for the job search. These web tools are accessible via the Career Center > Resource Library on Handshake.

Learn from your peers! Read employer reviews on Handshake, or on Candid Career & Vault (free access via Handshake Resource Library), to learn more about what it’s like to intern or work at a specific organization/company.

Did you know that 80% of students who fill out their profile are messaged by a recruiter? To get you started, these are three most critical items to kickstart your Handshake profile. (These can all be found in the “Your Interests” section under “My Profile.”)

  • Job Type: Indicate whether you’re looking for an internship, part-time, or full-time position.
  • Location: Select the cities where you’d like to work, and Handshake will show you jobs in that area.
  • Job Role: Choose positions you would like to explore, like marketing associate, research assistant, data analyst, etc.

You can also “Follow” employers of interest! By following an employer, you’ll be alerted when they post anything new.


Coronavirus Information and Resources for Law School Admissions

Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) updates:
Coronavirus and the LSAT​

Top 10 Questions about LSAT-FLEX

Follow individual Law School’s Admissions media accounts as blogs and tweets! They will provide updates to their schools’ policies as the situation evolves:

Harvard Law School - Blog post regarding spring 2020 grades and admissions

Sign up for the Law Listserv through Handshake


Micro-internships

A micro-internship is a short in duration assignment – usually 10-40 hours. You gain experience, get paid and the employer gets a project done. During this unprecedented time, a micro-internship just might be the answer to your summer dilemma. Check out the Parker Dewey website to learn more about micro-internships.  


Sagehen Connect

The Sagehen community is always a strong resource, and The Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement has developed a great online directory and community platform that allows students to also connect with alumni.  You can even connect with a "Sage Coach" to help you in your career development and networking.


SagePost47

SagePost47’s mission is to foster meaningful mentoring relationships between Pomona alumni and students. They accomplish this by curating a group of alumni Mentor volunteers who’ve expressed interest in mentoring students, engaging with students to encourage them to take advantage of this rich resource, and promoting a culture in which mentoring is the norm rather than the exception.