Handouts and Guides

Career Action Checklist graphicCareer Action Plan Checklists
These at-a-glance checklists will help keep you on track to achieve your career goals.
Career Action Plan for First-Years [PDF]
Career Action Plan for Sophomores [PDF]
Career Action Plan for Juniors [PDF]
Career Action Plan for Seniors [PDF]

Navigating a Career Fair [PDF]
This guide will help you make the most of career fairs and help you make a lasting impression with employers, with tips about before, during and after the fair!

Create Your 30-Second Introduction Guide [PDF]
This guide will help you create a script for a typical “elevator speech” used to make strong first impressions when networking. Think of it as putting together a brief commercial for yourself!

Contacting Pitzer Alumni Guidelines
Contacting alumni does not have to be intimidating, and most are happy to help! This guide outlines different ways to contact alumni, pointed questions to ask and how to prepare for meetings with alumni.

 Graduate_School_Guide [PDF]
This guide will help you find the graduate program that’s right for you, while also giving you insight into the application process and important deadlines to look out for.

Informational Interviews [PDF]
Informational Interviews can be a crucial part of your job search process. This guide explains what they are, how to get one, and how they are different from the typical job interview.

Internship Checklist [PDF]
This document is designed to help you in the internship process, starting from initial self-assessments and searches to follow-up emails and receiving school credit.

Finding an Internship [PDF]
This document is a list of resources that provide a great place for you to start your internship search.

Interview Guide [PDF]
This in-depth guide will show you how to successfully interview with future employers.

Resume Guide [PDF]
This guide will help you in the internship process, starting from initial self-assessments and searches to follow-up emails and receiving school credit.

 Cover Letter Guide [PDF]
This guide will illustrate what a good cover letter looks like as well as contain samples of cover letters, thank you emails and other correspondence you may use in the job search process.