Career Coaching Program
Since 2001, over 400 students have participated in the Career Coaching Program. Students are matched with successful alumni and friends of the University who share the secrets of their success and provide professional development coaching. Past participants have started and built careers at places like Accenture, Deloitte, General Electric, Google, The Four Seasons Hotel, Tiffany & Co., Teach for America, Make a Wish Foundation, and many more.
Students receive extensive materials covering topics such as resumes and cover letters, internship and job search, interviewing and attire, business etiquette, networking, and career advancement. Group discussions, team conversations, and one-on-one coaching empower students to take ownership of their career aspirations and grow in confidence that yields success.
Career Coaching has set me up for success in my future because it has presented me with guidance from accomplished professionals who have made an investment in my future.
Structure and Time Commitment
TBA - Friday & Saturday in September 2021
You will be introduced to your Career Coach, the program, and the other student participants. Special attention will be spent on exploring and setting your personal and professional goals. You will also enjoy an Etiquette Lunch and learn about the MBTI Career Assessment. All meals will be provided. Attendance is mandatory.
Held approximately every 2-3 weeks on Tuesday evenings, 7 -9 pm, from September through November.
All coaches and all student participants join together to address key topics in your career development, such as Interviewing, Personal Brand, Office Etiquette, and Career Advancement. Here, you will have the opportunity to get to know all the Career Coaches. Snacks will be provided. Full attendance is mandatory.
2021 dates TBA
Coaches, student participants, and program alumni enjoy a formal evening of dinner and programming. Students & coaches share about their experiences and students receive their program completion certificates. Attendance is mandatory.
Between each General Session, there is an additional required contact between students and their coach. To best accommodate your schedule, these interactions can be through email, telephone contact, or face-to-face interaction and are arranged independently between the participant and their coach. This may take place as a tour of your coach's workplace, dinner at their home, coffee at Starbucks, or over lunch!
Students must complete the application on Handshake and have (2) Pepperdine faculty or staff members complete a recommendation on your behalf. Review all instructions on Handshake before submitting the application. The program considers students of all majors and career ambition. Open to all rising juniors and seniors.
Applications for Fall 2021 are now open!