Career Action Plan Checklists
These at-a-glance checklists will help keep you on track to achieve your career goals.
Career Exploration & Planning at Pitzer College [PDF]
Investigate your career options. This diagram will help you Discover, Explore and Achieve using the tools, workshops and events that Pitzer Career Services offers.
Career Fair Guide [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!
Contacting Pitzer Alumni Guidelines [PDF]
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.
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.
Elevator Pitch – 30 Sec 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!
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.
Internship – Finding An [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.
Public Sector Industry Guide [PDF]
Recruiting Timelines [PDF]
Do you ever wonder when organizations recruit for full-time jobs? We’ve included this handout of employer recruiting timelines by industry. It’s important to note that these are typical trends and individual organizations may have their own recruiting timelines.
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. For resume templates please refer to the following options: Option 1 and Option 2 .
Career Plan By Year
Tech Industry Guide [PDF]