Drop-Ins will be held at Coop Fountain today from 10:30-11:30am and 3-4:30pm.

Students

Support for Students

Connect with a Career Advisor

Pomona College students are encouraged to use the CDO as a resource for anything and everything career related. From considering graduate school, to making your next big career step, our advisors are here to help.

Join us for Drop- Ins

Have a quick question regarding an upcoming application or need a quick resume overview? Our Peer Advisors are here to help! Monday through Friday drop-in between 10:30am to 11:30am and 3:00pm-4:40pm

Handshake

Find Job and Internship Opportunities, Career Fairs, Apply to On-Campus Jobs, and More

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. Through Handshake, students can:

  1. Create a personalized profile viewable by employers
  2. Schedule career advising appointments
  3. Apply to on-campus jobs
  4. Discover jobs, internships, career fairs, virtual workshops, and more
  5. Register for CDO events, such as résumé workshops, alumni panels, fellowship information sessions, graduate school seminars, recruiting events, and more

Find Funding Opportunities

Pomona College students have a multitude of resources at their fingertips. Let the CDO help you find the funding you need. Through the Pomona College Internship Program, Smart Start Career Fellows, and fellowship advising, your next big opportunity is just one application away!

Class Year Checklists

Wondering where to start in your career journey? View detailed lists of what you could be doing to gain experience while you are here at Pomona!

Reserve an Interview Room

The CDO, located in Alexander Hall, has two private interview rooms to reserve for your upcoming virtual or phone interview. The two rooms are available Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm and closed 12pm -1pm daily.

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Story Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Major: Chemistry        

Profession: Ph.D. student in Physical Chemistry

Hometown: Mendham, New Jersey

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Sagehen Connect

Steven Osorio

Alumni, General Career Advice, General Graduate or Professional School Advice, Practice Interviews, Resume Review
  • Ontario, California
  • M&A Analyst Kaufman Hall
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Isaac Tucker-Rasbury

Alumni, General Career Advice, Give a Presentation/Serve on a Panel, Resume Review
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Senior Data Analyst BlueLabs
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Skye Jacobs

Alumni, General Career Advice, Give a Presentation/Serve on a Panel
  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • Research Associate Accountable.US
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Monica Smith

Alumni, General Career Advice, Practice Interviews, Resume Review
  • Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Chief of Informal Learning and Engagement Library of Congress
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Kelebogile Zvobgo

Alumni, Give a Presentation/Serve on a Panel
  • Virginia
  • Assistant Professor of Government College of William & Mary
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Val “Larry” Jerdes

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  • Cupertino, California
  • Partner Innov8 Global Ventures
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  • San Francisco, California
  • Professor University of California Davis
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Carsten Savage

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Career Resources

If you think you have encountered a fraudulent job or employer?

Reach out to the Career Development Office at cdo@pomona.edu

Student Acknowledgement

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Class Year Checklists 

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Contact & Location

Phone
(909) 621-8144
Address

Alexander Hall
550 N. College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Career Service Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The CDO is closed from 12-1pm daily.

Students and alumni 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.