Currently, students are welcome to drop-in Mon. - Fri. from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Virtual and in-person appointments are also available. Our team will continue to support Sagehens virtually during the spring semester.
Many of you may be thinking about the effect of current events on internships and jobs. As of now, many employers are continuing to hire if you are still searching for opportunities. Similarly, the CDO is still here to support you through advising, resources, and workshops.
Other Virtual Support Options
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – 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.
Information Sessions & Workshops
Many of our information sessions and workshops are being held virtually. 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.
Micro-Internships are short-term, paid opportunities that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable the candidate to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role. Unlike traditional internships, micro-internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off.
Micro-Internships are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance.
Job & Internship Updates and 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 and internships. This information has not been verified by the CDO and may be inaccurate.
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.
Employer Email Template
During this difficult time, you might be wondering how to communicate with employers to find out information on an offer you received prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve created some language that you can use as guide when asking about this specific situation. Of course, there are many other circumstances that you might need to connect with them and if you would like assistance with drafting that correspondence, please let us know and we will help you.
If you have not heard from your employer, but had originally accepted a full-time or internship opportunity, check in via email with your supervisor/contact person to find out the status of the position. A sample email is below.
Dear (supervisor or contact person),
I hope that you are safe and healthy during this uncertain time. I am still very excited about joining (name of organization) and look forward to working with you as a/an (insert title). I am checking in to confirm the start date of (insert date). As I am making plans, if there is any updated information that you can share at this time, I would appreciate it.
I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.
Maximize Your Handshake Profile
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.
Did you know that 80% of students who fill out their profile are messaged by a recruiter? To get you started, these are the three most critical items to kickstart your Handshake 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 will be alerted when they post anything new.
Pre-Law Updates and Resources
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.
- Sign up for the Law Listserv through Handshake
The Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement has developed a great online directory and community platform through Sagehen Connect that allows students to network and engage with alumni. You can even connect with a "Sage Coach" to help you along your career development journey.
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 have expressed interest in mentoring students, engaging with students to encourage them to take advantage of this rich resource, and promoting a culture that mentoring is the norm rather than the exception.