Faculty Resources


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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 Project E(x)ternship 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!

  • Resumania - Speed Resume Review: Thursday, September 7, 2017, 5 - 6 p.m.
  • Meet the Firms - Business Career Fair: Monday, September 11, 2017, 5 - 7 p.m., Lower Campus - Hahn Fireside Room 
  • Nonprofit & Government Career Fair: Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 5 - 7 p.m., Lower Campus - Hahn Fireside Room
  • Discover Your strengths with StrengthsFinder part of the Mission and Heritage Series: Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 8 - 9 p.m. - Elkins Auditorium
  • Health & Sciences Career Fair: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 5 - 7 p.m., Lower Campus - Hahn Fireside Room
  • Strong Interest Inventory: Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 5 - 6 p.m.
  • Entertainment and Media Meetup: Monday, November 13, 2017, 6 - 8 p.m., Frederick R. Weisman Museum
  • Building a Career Plan: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 5 - 6 p.m.
  • Career Week:  January 29 - February 2, 2018, Various Events & Locations
  • Spring Career Expo: Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lower Campus

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.