Career Services Mission Statement
Monday-Friday, 8 – 5 p.m.
Walk-In Appointment Hours:
Monday–Friday, Noon-1 & 3:30-4:30 p.m.
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.
The Pitzer Office of Career Services empowers and equips students and alumni to identify holistic personal and professional goals and to design and implement a strategy to achieve those goals as socially responsible citizens of the world.
Career Counseling Sessions
One-on-one, individualized sessions for 15, 30, or 45 minutes; for students and alumni who are off campus, Skype sessions are available
- Resume Reviews
- Cover Letter Reviews
- Personal Statement Reviews
- Career Planning Discussions
- Job and Internship Search Advising
- Networking and Social Media Training and Strategies
- Graduate and Professional School Advising
- Practice Interviews (in office, by phone, by Skype)
- Offer Negotiation Advising
- Advice on Conducting Research about Employers of Professions
- Professional Etiquette Training
Personal and Career Assessments
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
- Strong Interest Inventory
- CareerBeam (self-assessment tool offered online through Career Services website)
- For MBTI and Strong, Career Services will send an electronic assessment to a student and conduct an extensive follow-up meeting with the student to discuss the results
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 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
Field Trip Friday Program
- On scheduled Fridays during the academic year, Career Services arranges “field trips” 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
Non-Profit and Public Services Career Fair
- Each year (usually late February or early March), Pitzer hosts a career fair for non-profit and public service employers interested in meeting and recruiting Pitzer students; all students are welcome to attend and often 30 or more employers attend the fair
Other 7-College Events and Career Fairs
- Pitzer students have access to career workshops, employer information sessions, and career fairs happening throughout the year on all the campuses in the Claremont Colleges Consortium