Career Services Mission Statement
Monday-Friday, 8 – 5 p.m.
Walk-In Appointment Hours:
Temporarily suspended for now as a result of Covid-19 but working on a chat function soon. Check back.
Want to make an appointment?
Request an appointment online using your Handshake account
Open year-round including breaks with the exception of select holidays.
We are located in Scott Hall, Room 126 (first floor, south end)
Please see the Pitzer College Map for directions.
” in Action: Pitzer Career Services empowers and equips students and alumni to define and achieve
post-graduate success as engaged, socially responsible citizens of the world.
Career Advising Sessions
In person and online meetings are available for students and alumni.
- Resume and Cover Letter Reviews
- Personal Statement Reviews
- Career Planning Discussions
- Job and Internship Search Advising
- Professional Networking Advising
- Graduate and Professional School Advising
- Practice Interviews in our office, by phone, by online (Zoom, Skype, etc)
- Job Negotiation Advising
- Business Etiquette Training
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Through a series of questions, the MBTI assessment helps you identify your natural preferences in four areas of personality: How do you direct and receive energy; How do you take in information; How do you decide and come to conclusions; How do you approach the outside world. Your natural preferences in these four areas sort you into one of 16 distinct MBTI personality types. Understanding these types gives you objective insight that you can use to enhance your professional relationships, as well as your direction, focus, and choices.
- Strong Interest Inventory
The Strong Interest Inventory assessment helps individuals identify their work personality by exploring their interests in six broad areas: realistic, artistic, investigative, social, enterprising, and conventional (often referred to using the acronym RIASEC). It then breaks the RIASEC areas into 30 specific areas of interest that can be directly related to fields of study and careers. Then it ranks an individual’s top 5 or 10 most compatible occupations from a list of 260 specific jobs.Note: Students need to speak to a Career Advisor before getting online access to these assessments.
- Gallup’s CliftonStrengths.
Why is it that we spend more time trying to fix our shortcomings than develop our strengths? And what is a strength? It is a talent plus investment in that talent over time that will create a strength. Through Gallup’s CliftonStrengths assessment tool you will learn about your 5 top strengths. Over time you will see yourself use these Strengths in both your personal and professional life
Events and Programs
Pitzer Internship Fund
- Through the generosity of alumni and parent donors, Pitzer has limited funding to provide to students who find and secure SUMMER internships that would otherwise be unpaid or very low-paid; the application process is competitive and usually opens in December/January each year and closes in March; students need not have an internship officially secured yet to submit an application; the program is only open to first, second, and third-year Pitzer students, and students can only receive funding once during their time at Pitzer
Pitzer Winter Break Shadowing Program
- Pitzer develops relationships with alumni and parent volunteers who agree to host students at their place of work for one to five day “shadowing” opportunities; these opportunities are great ways for Pitzer students to explore potential career paths, build their professional networks, practice their networking skills, and learn what it takes to be successful after leaving Pitzer
- During the academic year, Career Services arranges site visits to employers throughout Southern California for groups of 6-12 students who register through the Career Services website. Career Services provides transportation to and from the employer sites.
Career Services Workshops
- Throughout the academic year, Career Services offers skill-building and informative workshops on a variety of career-related topics; these workshops occur both during the day and in the evenings at a variety of locations around campus
Employer Information Sessions
- Throughout the academic year, Career Services invites employers to visit campus to meet with students, present job opportunities, and discuss career planning; these sessions happen around campus, often during the afternoon or evening
Industry Meet Ups
- Career Services hosts 2-3 industry meetups per academic year. In the past, we’ve had meet-ups for the Education/Nonprofit/Social Services and Arts/Entertainment & Media industries.