Have questions? The CDO has answers! Check out the below list of FAQs for support, resources and contact information. Don't see your question listed? Contact the CDO via email: cdo@pomona.edu 


Is the CDO open?

Yes! The Career Development Office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. Sagehens can use Handshake to make an appointment with one of our advisors, register for an online or in-person event, workshop or panel, as well as search for job and internship opportunities. Students are also invited to drop-in hours at the CDO 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 3 - 4:30 p.m. Mon. -Fri. 

Logging into Handshake

If you're experiencing technical difficulties logging into Handshake, please contact Alicia Diaz at alicia.diaz@pomona.edu for assistance. 

Making an Appointment

It's easy to get started! To Schedule an appointment via Handshake, look for the "career center" link in the top right and then follow the link for appointments to get started. 

Pre-Law Track

Yes, we have staff members ready to help you with questions regarding the pre-law track. Make an appointment in Handshake today! 

Pre-Health Track

Pre-health advising is no longer offered by the CDO. Students who are interested in the pre-health track can find more information at Pre-Health Advising or by contacting prehealth.advising@pomona.edu.

CDO News, Events and Activities

Stay up to date on CDO services or programs via HandshakeAdditionally, the CDO emails out the Sneak Peek of the Week Newsletter at the beginning of every week, which highlights upcoming events, resources, and opportunities. You can also stay up to date by following us on Instagram.

International Students and Off-Campus Internships

International students with an active SEVIS record/F-1 status may continue to engage in paid or unpaid off campus internships only when authorized for Curricular Practical Training (CPT). Eligibility requirements and authorization process for CPT are available on the International Student Services website.

Leave of Absence

Previously enrolled students that are taking a voluntary leave of absence can continue to have access to all of the resources within Handshake. You will need to contact the CDO to have your account reactivated. Once reactivated, you will be able to make appointments, attend events, use online resources and subscriptions, and participate in recruiting opportunities.

Please note that effective January 1, 2022, if you are on a leave of absence, you will be ineligible to access CDO-related services and programs (Handshake, advising appointments, and CDO funded programs). Once re-enrolled, you will have your CDO-related services and programs reactivated.