Career and Professional Development at LMU seeks to provide alumni with the support and resources to best leverage their academic experiences and maximize their professional potential. CPD also bridges alumni with current students seeking career guidance and exposure, and connects alumni with one another in support of a global network of Lions in the workforce.

  • Share Your Career Story

    Attend a CPD event to connect with students and to share your career and vocational journey. Students report that networking with and learning from alumni is a deeply valuable and meaningful experience. Additional option to serve as a “pop-up” speaker by giving a 2-minute talk about your life in business.

    Career Treks: Southern California

    The goal of LMU Career Treks is to bring students into the workplaces of alumni in order to expose them to potential careers and broaden their understanding of various industries and occupations, depending on their interest and major. This event leverages Loyola Marymount University’s well positioned and successful alumni and friends in various locations who are excited to share their insight and personal career paths with students.

    VOCARE Retreat for Sophomore and Transfer Students

    VOCARÉ is a unique opportunity for LMU sophomores and transfer students to step away from campus to reflect on where they have been, who they are, and where they are going within a supportive community of fellow students, staff, faculty, and alumni. It is fun, completely free, and includes the following components:

    • Short talks from student leaders, staff, and faculty
    • Small group conversation facilitated by student leaders
    • Young alumni panel and lunch conversation
    • Time to strengthen connections with other students and reflect upon their life

    BCLA Career Chats

    Bellarmine College of Liberal Art’s annual Career Chats includes quick networking sessions between dozens of LMU alumni and over 100 undergraduates that help students explore a variety of industry areas and opportunities to break into professional fields.

    Alumni from such industries as Social Services, Non-profits, Politics and Government, Professional Writing, Hospitality, Global and International Affairs, Sales, and Arts, Culture and Entertainment will share their stories with undergraduate students. LMU’s students are eager to start their own professional development and look forward to support from their alumni network.

    CFA Career Connections

    CFA Career Connections is an opportunity for students to network with esteemed alumni from the College of Communication and Fine Arts to learn about the many ways you can forge a career with your CFA degree. Alumni working in theatre, dance, music, arts administration, graphic design and communication will share their stories of perseverance, resilience, and authenticity.

    Pathways in Entertainment

    SFTV Pathways is an opportunity for students to meet with esteemed alumni from the School of Film and Television in a conversation about bridging the professional gap between graduation and meaningful employment in the entertainment industry.

  • Recruit a Lion

    On-Campus Recruiting

    Visit campus in the fall or spring to host an information session and/or hold in-person interviews for an internship or job with your organization.

    Post a Job

    Advertise an internship or job in Handshake, LMU’s career database where current students and young alumni can view the posting and apply directly.

  • Support LMU Students

    LMU Alumni are leading the way! Loyola Marymount’s Strategic Plan embraces the need to expand and advance Career and Professional Development. The priority for CPD is to increase efforts to assist students and alumni throughout and beyond their LMU experience and support successful transitions to postgraduate life with advancement to midcareer professional positions. Our vision includes: additional, innovative program development; practical work experiences focusing on internships, mentoring and experiential education opportunities; and a physical and technological environment of excellence.

    Conversations are welcome with those individuals and organizations who wish to further explore giving opportunities within and beyond those appearing on our website.

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  • Connect with Alumni
  • Opportunities for Alumni

    Career and Professional Development

    LMU’s Career and Professional Development provides alumni with lifetime career development services which include career coaching, job search assistance, graduate school information and access to career resources. Most services, including four (4) career coaching appointments annually, are offered at no charge. Fee-based services include career assessments only. Career and Professional Development has developed a suite of on-line resources which alumni may learn about and access via the CPD website.


    Handshake is the new career system for LMU students and alumni. Entry level, mid-career and executive level alumni can take advantage of a wide range of services, both as job seekers and as employers through LMU’s Handshake career management system. If you graduated prior to the 2004-2005 academic year and wish to utilize Handshake, please contact Career and Professional Development at 310.338.2871 or

    LMU alumni are encouraged to join the Handshake professional network. This program provides LMU alumni with opportunities to share their professional stories with current LMU students who may benefit from a conversation with a fellow Lion. Unlike a long-term, formal mentoring relationship, contact from students usually occurs as a one-time email or phone call.


    Come by Career and Professional Development in Charles Von der Ahe Building, Suite 135 or connect directly with any of our available career coaches by phone at 310.338.2871 or by email at Career and Professional Development can accommodate your work schedule with meetings or phone calls after 5 p.m.