Career Services/Soll Center

Career Services

Career Services @ the Soll Center for Student Opportunity is devoted to helping alumni and students grow personally and professionally. In addition to the work they do to assist current students, Career Services at the Soll Center for Student Opportunity is also devoted to helping alumni succeed in their professional lives. There are a variety of programs and services for alumni looking to support students, as well as for those seeking employment opportunities. Whatever your career needs, they are here for you and want to be a part of your journey.

Looking to change careers or need help finding employment?

Job Shadowing

A job shadow experience entails hosting a CMC student, in your office, for a full day of observation. Organized by interest cluster, we are seeking individuals who would be willing to host students for a 6-8 hour office visit over winter and summer breaks. The goals are to provide CMC students with more information about career options and to personally experience a day in the life in various professions. If you are interested in learning more, please complete the following survey, and a career coach assigned to your preferred interest cluster will be in touch if we match you with a student.

Post a Job or Internship

If you are looking to recruit CMC or Claremont College students to work for your organization, you have come to the correct place. We are part of the 7-C College Recruiting Program meaning that you can post a position across all of the consortium schools. You can post the job on Handshake as an employer. Here are some additional programs we offer:

  • On-Campus Interviews: You can set up times to interview Claremont students on-campus.
  • Information Sessions: We offer employers the opportunity to come to our office and speak with students about you and your organization. You can help students discover new career options and build a professional relationship.
  • Coffee Chat: Get to know students in small groups! Meet with 3 students at a time and discuss your company, role, and recruiting process. Career Services can handle all of the scheduling logistics for this event.
  • Attend a Career Fair: We have a number of fairs over the course of the year in which you can network with students who are interested in employment opportunities.
Share your Career Insights - Experts-in-Residence

Career Services invites our CMC families to share their expertise and experiences in a particular interest cluster with our students. We seek experts experts at two levels: Generalists and Specialists.

  • Generalists are tasked with working with students who are new to an industry and are looking for some basic tenants, or a primer, that will help them further investigate the industry. Many career resources are great at providing detailed information on certain sectors, but only someone in the industry can provide a concise overview as to the different lines of work, majors players, current event resources, and other information that provides an overall picture. ons include information about first jobs, good decisions (or bad ones), favorite elements of your work, who and what prepared you the most for your profession, and what you know now that you wish you knew then!
  • Specialists are tasked with working with students who have narrowed down their interests and know the basics about the industry. These questions have a tendency to focus on answers to interview questions, how to differentiate between company cultures, and other information specific to a particular role.
  • If you are interested in participating in our Experts-in-Residence Program, please complete the following survey, and a career coach assigned to your preferred interest cluster will provide your contact information to relevant students. On average, our Experts receive 1-3 emails per month.

Looking to change careers?

Virtually all career services that were available to you as a CMC student are available to you as an alumna/us. The Career Services Center does not charge alumni for any service offered.

Job Listings for Alumni

Many jobs for alumni are posted on Handshake, our online recruiting system and job board. Jobs are also posted on the Claremont McKenna College Alumni Association LinkedIn page. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to become a member of that auspicious group of 3,500+ alums as it is an active and useful site.

Electronic resources are an important part of the job search process, but they are not the most effective means of finding employment. There are large hidden job markets that are best explored through personal contacts, professional associations and relationships.

Online Alumni Directory

Fellow alumni are available to talk to you about their jobs, organizations, and industries as well as offer advice about how to find work and develop your career. Conducting informational interviews can be a very helpful activity, since it provides you with both information and personal contacts. The Alumni Directory can be accessed through the Alumni Gateway. Just click on Online Alumni Directory and log in with your alumni username and password. If you don't know your username and password, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at alumni@cmc.edu or (909) 621-8097. We also encourage you to get involved with a variety of networking opportunities that are offered by the Alumni Relations Office and the Alumni Chapters. For more information, please visit the CMC Alumni Association Chapters page.