CGU Career Center

We help students develop their professional identity and achieve their career goals. We offer helpful information and services to all CGU students and alumni!

Available in-person:
Internship Search
Career Coaching
Salary Negotiation
Professional Development
Cover Letter Tutorials
Skill-building Workshops

In conjunction with CGU's Preparing Future Faculty program:
Academic Conferences
Fellowship Information
Opportunities in Academia

With local employers and international alumni:
Mock Interviews
Informational Interviews
Job Placement

Via email:
Resume Reviews
Alumni Assistance
Curriculum Vitae Critiques

Operating as usual 02/25/2019

Knowing when to drink alcohol, and how much, at professional events (opinion)

To drink or not to drink at professional development events, read more to see some suggestions. Natalie Lundsteen offers advice for graduate trainees and postdocs negotiating the dos and don'ts of drinking alcohol at professional events when potential employers are present -- and watching. 01/28/2019

Grad students need to improve their teamwork skills to become more attractive to employers (opinion)

Teamwork skills is in the top 5 skills employers want. Ads for both academic and nonacademic jobs highlight teamwork, writes Pallavi Eswara, who give tips on how to develop those skills and then demonstrate you possess them. 11/26/2018

Grad students must start thinking about career development early on (opinion)

This is the CGU CDO philosophy too--come early and often! Stephanie K. Eberle advises graduate students to start thinking about career development early in their education.

Paws for a Break from Finals! 05/09/2017

Therapy dogs join CGU during finals week to help students re-energize! 03/16/2017

5 Tips to Overcoming Burnout as a College Student - Concorde Career College

As we prepare for the second half of the semester, here are 5 tips to help you avoid our not so welcome friend, Burnout. College is a stressful time no matter where you go or what degree you pursue. At Concorde, we help you earn your health care degree without burning out.


Rocket is here!!!! Come pet a comfort dog and relieve your stress. He's her today until 1 pm!! 09/07/2016

New study suggests continued bias in academic conference panel selections

"The frustrations about all-male or largely male panels extend to many disciplines." The latest from Inside Higher Ed.


We had a great time at Orientation last week meeting new students and talking about the Career Development Office! Tag your friends if you see them! 08/24/2016

How to identify your core values in your career exploration process (essay)

Do you know your career values? Read this article to learn more about connecting your core values to your career. Much of the conversation about career exploration focuses on the importance of identifying our skills, but we often don’t take the time to think about our core values and how they connect to our skills, argues Laura N. Schram.


Know the difference between your worth and your value in job negotiations (essay)

Read this cautionary tale of the importance of learning how to effectively negotiate a job offer. We can help you with that at the CDO!!!! They are not synonymous, especially in the career arena, writes Michael A. Matrone, and you should not allow greed to damage good relations between you and a future employer.


Using marketing principles as a job seeker (essay) To do that, you have to have a product worth selling and know how to sell it to a particular segment of customers, advises Joseph Barber.


Career Development Office Director Christine Kelly knows that one in the hand is better than two in the bush. Have you checked out Claremont Graduate University's new platform for ClaremontConnect powered by Handshake? Check it out here:


Online Survey Software | Qualtrics Survey Solutions

Hey Claremont Graduate University students! The Career Development Office is conducting a survey to see what will best serve YOU in the upcoming academic year. Take the survey here and be entered to win a gift card to Huntley Bookstore (get those Sharpie pens ready for a new year!). Looking forward to hearing your voice. Qualtrics sophisticated online survey software solutions make creating online surveys easy. Learn more about Research Suite and get a free account today.


How can we best help you?!! The CDO is conducting a survey to find out what YOU want so we can tailor our programming and services to your needs. In case you haven't received the email, here's the link The survey is anonymous, but if you'd like to be entered into our drawing for a gift card from the Huntley (school) book store please provide your email at the end. We will not connect your responses with your email address.

Thanks! The CDO team
Christine Kelly
Emily Schuck
Ivy Carrete
Malcolm Oliver
Michelle Alexandrowicz


To foster trans inclusion in higher ed, start in the classroom (essay) Faculty members should identify gaps in their knowledge about gender, learn about transgender and nonbinary students, and implement some specific pedagogical practices, writes Stacy Jane Grover.


Happy Friday from the Career Development Office! Ever feel like this?


Claremont Graduate University students! Join us tomorrow for a workshop on creating a career roadmap!


Ph.D. candidates should consider careers other than in the faculty (essay) You can love your field, your specialty area and academe, but sometimes they won't love you back, writes Christine Kelly. 06/01/2016

Academic Job Hunts From Hell: Why You Weren’t Picked

Didn't get that academic job? This may give some insight into why. Nuclear errors, incompetent committees, and other reasons you weren’t offered the job.


Your professional reputation begins with professionalism (essay)

Becoming a professional To advance you must interact with others, and the manner in which you do so affects your professional reputation, writes Michael A. Matrone.


The advantages of working with a buddy in a job search (essay)

Don't go it alone while job searching--get a buddy!! If you want to be efficient and effective during your job search, you should collaborate with a partner -- or even several partners -- to help achieve each other's goals, advises Thomas Magaldi. 05/09/2016

What We Look for in a New Part-Time Hire Advice for success in the Community College interview. We’re hoping there’s a genuine human being tucked into that interview suit — one who is clear, confident, honest, and self-reflective.

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