Information for Parents

Below are some commonly asked questions from parents and students.  If you have additional questions, please call us at (909) 621-8519 or e-mail us.

What do Pitzer graduates go on to do?

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A Pitzer education prepares students to work in a variety of career fields.  Many of our students complete unique majors that prepare them for interesting careers.

  • Just a few of the organizations Pitzer graduates have accepted positions with include:
     AFL-CIO
    Alexander/Ogilvy Public Relations
    CBS
    Charles Schwab & Co.
    LA Unified School District
    Law Firm of Goldberg & Osborne
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories
    Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
    MTV Networks, Gay Rosenthal Productions
    New England Research Institute
    Nissan Motor Corporation
    Peace Corps
    Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
    Saturday Night Live
    Teach for America
    US House of Representatives
    Webb Schools

How many Pitzer graduates go on to graduate school?

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Twenty-two to twenty-five percent of our graduating classes have entered graduate or professional programs immediately after graduation.  An additional 40 to 45% of Pitzer alumni plan to ultimately pursue graduate or professional studies.

  • Pitzer alumni pursue graduate study in numerous fields in institutions around the country and world.  Some of these institutions include:
    California Institute of Technology
    Columbia Medical School
    CGU Drucker School of Management
    Duke University
    George Washington University
    Harvard University
    John Hopkins
    Kent College of Law
    London School of Economics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Pepperdine
    Princeton University
    Oxford University
    University of Chicago
    U.C. Berkeley
    U.C. Irvine 
    U.C. Los Angeles
    San Francisco School of Law
    Yale University

What companies and organizations recruit on campus?

We are fortunate to be part of the Claremont Colleges joint On Campus Recruiting program.  Over 350 companies and organizations have been involved in this program and visit the campus each year to conduct interviews and information sessions.  To see the variety of companies and organizations visiting the campuses, review our complete list of employers recruiting at the Claremont Colleges. Last year, 351 recruiters visited the campus to interview Claremont College students.

What type of internship opportunities are available for students?

Our office provides comprehensive internship listings (for the academic year or summer) in all industries.  The first step is to access our database of internship listings.  We are part of the National Internship Consortium (NIC) which currently posts over 8,300 internships received by Pitzer, Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pomona, and Scripps as well as a consortium of 12 small-medium liberal arts colleges and universities including Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, Reed, Sarah Lawrence and Lewis and Clark.  Since there are so many great internship options and the process takes time, we encourage your son or daughter to begin early and meet with a Career Services counselor who can assist them with identifying internship opportunities.  We also provide access to select password protected and industry-specific websites.  This is a select list of organizations and companies that have accepted Pitzer students as interns.

What services are available to assist students with their career choices and job search?

For an overview of the services available please see our Career Services page.  For more information on any of these services please contact us at (909) 621-8519.

Resources to assist you with answering career planning questions.

Parents Guide to Career Development
A Career Action Plan
What a Career Center Can Do For You