Career Counseling:Individualized career counseling is a hallmark of CMC Career Services. Students are assigned by major to a career counselor (click here: Who's My Counselor) and can simply request an appointment through CMConnect, our online communications and recruiting system. Career counseling can be helpful in:
- Clarifying career/life goals
- Creating a personalized timeline and "game plan"
- Identifying important experiential or extra-curricular opportunities offered at CMC to help round out student experience and leadership
- Preparing and refining a resume/cover letter/personal statement
- Researching/applying for graduate or professional schools
- Identifying and applying for internships and job opportunities
- Learning the nuts and bolts of the interview process and practicing interviewing
- Researching employers
- Negotiating employment offers
Assessments:The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strong Interest Inventory (SII), StrengthsQuest and CareerLeader are assessment instruments used to help in the career exploration process. These instruments are available as part of the career counseling process in Career Services and are interpreted by a trained counselor. They are free to both students and alumni.
CMConnect (Online communications and Recruiting Tool):CMConnect is our comprehensive online communications tool and recruiting system. An account is automatically created for each student and login information is sent out in mid-August. All students should carefully and thoroughly fill out their profile, providing us with as much personal information as possible. Through CMConnect, students can access the 7-College on-campus recruiting program (for both full-time and intership opportunities) as well as our Claremont Colleges job database, CMConnect Opportunities, and four national databases, JobCentral, Simplyhired, Indeed and Google. Through CMConnect, students also have access to:
- GoingGlobal, our world-wide job and internship site with country specific career and employment informatioin
- InterviewStream, our online interview practice software
- Nationwide Internships Consortium (NIC), a shared internship listing database which provides access to over 7000 internship listings annually
- CQ Interactive, our electronic version of the popular case interview preparation book "Case In Point"
- DevEx, the go-to resource for jobs, business opportunities, professional networking, and news for development professionals
- Vault Career Insider, one of most valuable research tools available for those going into the workforce and the premier source of insider information on careers
- 7-C Career Event Calendar, which provides information on all the career-related activities across the consortium
Industry Nights (Career Fairs):Industry Nights are CMC's very popular brand of career fair. Recruiters and alums come back to campus to talk with students about opportunities in their organizations. Industry Nights are very well attended and are quite effective for both the student and the employer. These events are held in McKenna Auditorium from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.
- Accounting & Finance Night, Thursday, September 13, 2012
- Consulting Night, Wednesday, September 19, 2012
On Campus Recruiting Program:300+ companies and organizations recruit on the Claremont Colleges each year as part of our 7-College recruiting consortium. In addition to interviewing on campus, employers conduct information sessions and participate in industry nights and carer fairs. Employers often request specific "resume books" or "resume collects" to gain exposure to students interested in a particular field or position. Many of our employers come out to campus a number of times over the course of the year to participate in classes, dinners, panel discussions, and other networking events to get to know to our well qualified students.
Presentations, Career Panels, Field Trips:In an effort to help students learn about post-graduate opportunities, the Career Services Center offers a variety of special events and programs designed to expose students to a wide range of topics, professions, industries and careers. Students should plan on attending panel discussions in our "Careers In..." series, which brings alums from a variety of backgrounds to campus to discuss their professions, career paths, plans for the future, and provides them a chance to share their "real-world" advice and recommendations with students. Students should also plan on participating in our "Field Trip" series, in which small groups of students visit local corporations, organizations and graduate schools to see first hand what it looks like to work or attend school somewhere.
Selective Liberal Arts Consortium Recruiting Days:CMC is a partner in the Selective Liberal Arts Consortium (SLAC) which provides additional internship and full-time employment opportunities for juniors and seniors. SLAC organizes pre-selected interviewing days during late November and Winter Break. CMC students participate in the Chicago (Nov. 30, 2012), New York (Jan. 4, 2013), Washington DC (Jan. 7, 2013) and San Francisco (Jan. 11, 2013) events. These events offer a great opportunity to meet with organizations that do not interview at The Claremont Colleges. Companies come from all over the country and represent a variety of industries. Opportunities are available in fields such as publishing, law, science, education, government, non-profit, business, and finance.
Visit www.slaconsortium.org for more information