After Pitzer

350+
COMPANIES RECRUIT
ANNUALLY AT THE 5Cs
MOST
STUDENT FULBRIGHTS FROM AN UNDER-GRADUATE INSTITUTION for 6 straight years

The Chronicle of Higher Education

75%
OF FIRST YEAR STUDENTS ENGAGE
WITH THE CAREER SERVICES

CAREER SERVICES

THE CAREER SERVICES OFFICE OFFERS A ROBUST SET OF PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES.

  • Job Shadowing
    Program Alumni and parent volunteers host students at their place of work for one to five-day shadowing opportunities.
  • Alumni-Student Career Intensive
    Alumni provide intensive career workshops on topics that included job search strategy, networking, resume/cover letter writing, interviewing and salary/offer negotiation.
  • 5CS Job Fairs
    Pitzer students are invited and encourage to attend the six major career fairs hosted by the Claremont Colleges annually. Over 350 companies recruit on the Claremont College campuses each year.
  • Field Trip Fridays
    An ongoing series taking treks to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Laserfiche, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, Federal Reserve, Los Angeles, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and more.

Other Services

  • Graduate School Week
  • Employer Information Sessions
  • Senior Weeks
Career Services Video

WHAT PITZER GRADS DO

SNAPSHOT:
A GRADUATING CLASS

62%
FULL- OR PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT

21%
FELLOWSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, SERVICE PROGRAMS

7%
ATTENDING/PLANNING TO ATTEND GRADUATE SCHOOL
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EMPLOYMENT*

Pitzer College Stat

* 2016 Graduating Class. Based on 75% knowledge rate, which exceeds national standards.

FELLOWSHIPS

Pitzer graduates have a distinguished history of earning prestigious fellowships.

  • Pitzer is a national leader amongst undergraduate institutions in the number of Fulbright Scholarships received. Fourteen Pitzer students will travel to Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal and Taiwan during the 2018-19 Fulbright year.

Other fellowships and awards Pitzer graduate win routinely include:

  • Napier Awards for Creative Leadership
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships
  • Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs
  • Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

GRADUATE SCHOOLS

Some of the recent graduate schools attended by Pitzer graduates.

  • Columbia
  • Stanford
  • UC Los Angeles
  • UC Berkeley
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • Vanderbilt

A FORCE OF 11,000: MEET A FEW PITZER GRADS

Pitzer GradJenn Lois
Pitzer Grad Joshua Brown
Pitzer Grad Deborah Lieberman
Pitzer College Alum Noreen Barcena

Noreen Barcena ’09: Attorney
Pitzer Major: Psychology and Organizational Studies

  • Practices criminal defense, immigration and family law.
  • A frequent attorney contributor for Telemundo, ABC7, Univision and Hoy.
  • Founding member of Ferias Legales, a non-profit committed to bringing knowledge and justice to under-served populations.
Pitzer College Alum Brian Christiansen

Brian Christiansen ’93: Nike Executive
Pitzer Major: Economics

  • Serves as the Senior Director, Portfolio and Strategy, Global Community Impact for Nike. Previously served as chief administrative officer for the Nike Foundation.
  • Played for four years on the Sagehens Men’s Basketball team.
  • Earned a master’s in business administration from Duke University.
Pitzer College Alum Kimberly Bautista

Kimberly Bautista ’07: Voice for Domestic Violence Prevention
Pitzer Major: Media Studies and Spanish

  • Leads an international domestic violence prevention campaign, which evolved out of her 2012 award-winning documentary film, Justice for My Sister.
  • Won the 2012 HBO/National Association of Latino Independent Producers Documentary Filmmaker Award for Latino Filmmakers.
Pitzer College Alum Max Brooks

Max Brooks ’94: Author and Comedy Writer
Pitzer Major: History

  • A former member of the Saturday Night Live writing team.
  • Best-selling author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, which was adapted into a feature film starring Brad Pitt.
Pitzer College Alum Jamilah King

Jamilah King ’07: Editor
Pitzer Major: English & World Literature and Black Studies

  • In 2013, Ebony magazine named her one of the most dynamic editors working in new media.
  • Writes illuminating, in-depth articles and essays about the intersection of race, class and gender.
Pitzer College Alum Kevin de Leon

Kevin de Leon ’03: Leading California Politician
Pitzer Major: Politics and Education

  • Serves as Senate President pro Tempore and represents District 24 in the California Senate.
  • The first Latino leader in the California senate (?) in more than 130 years.