Information for Students
2014 - 2015 Work Study and Non Work Study Part-Time Jobs
Our part time job fair is coming! The Student Job Fair will be held Tuesday, September 2, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the Gold Center Multipurpose Room. If you are looking for a part-time job on or off campus and are a student who was awarded work-study and who needs an on-campus job plan to attend the On Campus Job Fair. Representatives from Pitzer College and the Claremont Colleges will be in attendance. Some of these organizations will be offering non work study positions as well. Please check ClaremontConnect for any work study or non-work study positions.
There are many services and resources provided by the Office of Career Services to assist you with the career decision-making process. Whatever your class year, our office has something for you. If you would like to meet with a career counselor please make an appointment through ClaremontConnect or visit us during our walk-in hours. We look forward to talking with you.
Four-Year Career Action Plan
Review our checklists to guide you through each of your years at Pitzer.
Graduate and Professional School
For many college students, career decisions about the future include the possibility of attending graduate school. The decision to apply for graduate school is one that requires much research, thought and introspection on your part and we are here to help you. Look at our graduate school information for in depth information on the graduate school process and feel free to come in to our office to pick up a copy of our Graduate School Guide or to meet with a counselor.
Our office provides comprehensive internship listings (for the academic year or summer) in all industries. The first step is to access our database of internship listings. We are part of the NIC (Nationwide Internship Consortium) (NIC) which currently posts over 8,300 internships received by Pitzer, Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pomona, and Scripps as well as a consortium of 12 small-medium liberal arts colleges and universities including Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, Reed, Sarah Lawrence and Lewis and Clark. Since there are so many great internship options and the process takes time, we encourage you to begin early and meet with a Career Services counselor who can assist you with identifying internship opportunities. We also provide access to select password protected and industry-specific websites. For information on how to even begin the process of finding a great internship please see our PDF Internship Checklist. To see where students have held internships in the past please see our PDF of Organizations that have accepted PItzer students as interns. To access NIC please logon to ClaremontConnect and click on the icon that says NIC.
Most jobs are found using several strategies, especially networking, participating in internships, volunteering, and attending career fairs offered at each of the Claremont colleges. Students should first visit ClaremontConnect, our new online database, that lists jobs received by Pitzer and the Claremont Colleges. Additional listings can be found on our industry-specific website list. On Campus job listings, ( work study and nonwork study) are available; check ClaremontConnect to access current listings.
For local job listings, check the job search and listings section on our online resources page. Career Services does not endorse and is not responsible for job and internship listings. For more information on the job search process be sure to check out our job search guide.
Researching Potential Employers
Researching the organizations which could potentially employ you is a vital component in the career planning and job search process. By researching the various environments in which you could be employed, you can best determine the right fit for yourself.
Nonprofit Career Fair
Our Nonprofit and Public Service Career Fair is a huge success every spring with many great organizations in attendance. 'Read more about the annual Nonprofit and Social Services Career Fair and take advantage of all a career fair has to offer you. Also, check out all Claremont College Career fairs on ClaremontConnect..
On Campus Recruiting Program
The Claremont Colleges On Campus Recruiting program brings various employers to the colleges to interview students and conduct information meetings. Learn more about preparing for the program and how to interview.
Career Services subscribes to several online career and job listing databases and information resources that are available to currently enrolled students and Pitzer alumni. To access these resources please contact Career Services with your name and class year.
Resume Review and Mock Interviews
Come in and make an appointment or come in during walk in hours and let a career counselor go over your resume with you. A polished resume is an important part of your job search success. For resume information see our Resume Guide. If you are interested in the sciences please refer to resumes designed especially for science majors. We also offer mock interviews. Come in to make an appointment and set up the interview. On the day of the practice interview you will bring in a resume, dress as you would for the actual interview, and bring in any information about the specific place you are applying to. Our career counselors will guide you through the practice interview and you'll be ready for the big day! For information on the interviewing process in general see our interviewing guide.
Seniors - Frequently Asked Questions
As you move towards the end of your time at Pitzer, we recognize that some of you may still be trying to figure out life after graduation. To help you begin, we answered some of your most frequently asked questions.