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The career center team supports the professional development of students and provides services like career counseling and exploration, assessments, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, internship and job search tools, and coaching, networking support, and training on the use of LinkedIn.

The center also cultivates employer partnerships and hosts recruiters on campus through career fairs, information sessions, and on-campus interviews. Special programs like Job Shadow Day and the Career Coaching Program empower students to connect with professional mentors from the Pepperdine network.

Services & Programs

 Career Center Instruction Topics

Don't cancel class! Career center team members can provide classroom instruction on a variety of topics including:

  • Resumes & Cover Letters - Make Your Personal Brand Stand Out
  • Acing the Interview
  • Networking 101
  • LinkedIn 101
  • Internship & Job Search
  • CV & Personal Statement Writing
  • Applying to Graduate Schools
  • Building a Great Career Plan

 Sample Class Assignments

Encourage students to complete professional development class assignments. These grab and go options are easy to assign and require little or no grading! 

  • Career Exploration & Discovery Assignment
  • Career Planning Assignment
  • Resume Assignment
  • Mock Interview Assignment
  • Networking Assignment
  • Informational Interview Assignment
  • Internship or Job Search Assignment

 Career Center Event Dates

Include career center event dates in your syllabus and encourage students to attend. Events support various majors, interests, and class years!

Industry + Networking Events

  • Business and Technology Industry Fair: Monday, September 14, 2020, 10 am - 1 pm, Virtual 
  • Nonprofit & Government Industry Fair: Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 10 am - 1 pm, Virtual
  • Health & Sciences Industry Night: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - Details TBA
  • Arts, Entertainment & Media Industry Night: November 2020 - Details TBA
  • Career Week: February 2021 - Details TBA
  • Spring Career Expo: Spring 2021 - Details TBA

Career Exploration Opportunities 

  • Company Tours + Treks: Details TBA
  • Virtual Job Shadow Week: Tuesday, October 27 - Friday, October 30, 2020, Spring 2021 Dates TBA
  • Career and Internship Prep Courses: New course offerings in Fall 2020

 Internship Resources for Faculty

Students can search for a variety of internships through Handshake and the UCAN network. Additional resources for faculty can be found below.

 Industry Specialist

The career center team includes four industry specialists who support student internship and job search according to select industry clusters. These specialists also build employer relationships within their fields of focus to connect students and employers for mutual professional benefit.