As a University, LMU encourages students to discover their strengths, interests and values. Integrating meaningful experiences with the classroom theory promotes the education of the whole person, allowing students to apply the knowledge they gain through their coursework. Findings from our First Destination Survey for the Class of 2015, reveal that 91% of respondents were employed, attending graduate or professional school, participating in post-graduate service, or enlisted in the military within six months of graduation. The outcomes of an LMU education are limitless.
Faculty and staff are primary resources for students when thinking about choosing a major or asking about internships and career options. Please review the information below that describes how CPD can help you in advising your students. Please do not hesitate to contact the office if you have any questions.
Career and Professional Development provides resources for faculty and staff serving the needs of LMU students. Please contact the office to learn more about the services and resources offered below.
Referring Employers to CPD
An employer in your related field of study may contact you regarding employment and internship possibilities. CPD offers services to ensure the best relationship between the University and employers seeking to hire the most qualified candidates. LMU applicants bring strong academic preparedness to their chosen field and an understanding of workplace ethics. The CPD staff will work with employers to design a customized recruitment strategy that can include on-campus interviewing, resume referral services, online job postings and career and internship fairs.
Don't Cancel That Class
While planning your syllabi and working around your conference schedules, if you should anticipate a need to cancel class, contact the Career and Professional Development. A staff member may be available to visit your class and deliver career-related lectures and workshops. Even if you do not need to cancel a class, you are always welcome to request any of these presentations for your classes throughout the year.
Possible topics include the following:
- Resumes, Cover Letters and Professional Communication
- Career Exploration Resources
- Social Media for Young Professionals
- Job and Internship Search Strategies
- Transitioning from College to Career
- Interview Skills
- Graduate School Admissions
- Or, request a custom designed presentation
Faculty Request for Career Program
To request a Career Program please complete the Event Request form in the section below. Presentations are typically 50 - 90 minutes in length, depending on the presentation and your class's schedule. Select the "Don’t Cancel That Class" option as the Presentation Topic. Describe your presentation needs in the “Event Description & Desired Outcomes” section.
For more information, please contact the Career and Professional Development at 310.338.2871 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Request an Event/Workshop
Academic Internships/Online Internship Agreement
Faculty teaching internship courses are strongly encouraged to work closely with CPD in order for students to track and store their experiences in Handshake, ensuring their experiences are counted by the institution. All students are encouraged to formalize their internships using the Online Internship Agreement, and many internship course instructors require this.
Online Internship Agreement
The Online Internship Agreement in Handshake allows course instructors to approve and monitor internship placements for students in your class. The Agreement asks the student and employer to outline learning objectives, and both parties will have the opportunity – through the Online Internship Agreement – to evaluate the internship at its end.
Chronology of Approvals
- Student completes Online Internship Agreement in Handshake;
- Online Internship Agreement is emailed to Internship Site Supervisor (employer) for approval;
- Online Internship Agreement is emailed to Faculty Instructor for approval
If at any point the Agreement is denied approval, the form will be sent back to the student to make adjustments.
All approvals of the Online Internship Agreement (on the part of the Internship Site Supervisor and Faculty Instructor) can be completed outside of Handshake using the link provided in the emails. However, Faculty Instructors may find it useful to log into Handshake to monitor progress and determine which students have completed necessary steps.
To access the Faculty Instructor portal for the Online Internship Agreement
- Visit Handshake and click “Forgot Password”; your password will be reset and emailed to you
- Log in using the instructions provided in the email and change your password once logged in
- Click the “Internships” tab at the top of the page
- Filter using the “Faculty Approved” drop-down to find lists of those that are Pending, Approved, and Rejected
- For more details about a specific Online Internship Agreement, click “Review”
- Once a student or site supervisor has completed a Self Evaluation, you will see “Self Evaluation” appear within the Online Internship Agreement as a tab option above the form
Additional CPD Offerings
Tours of CPD
Schedule your class to visit Career and Professional Development. Our staff will provide students with an overview of our resources and programs and how best to use them in the career planning process.
Supplemental Instructional Materials
Printed handouts and guides are available to supplement your in-class lectures. Both standard guides and specialized materials are available. PowerPoint presentations are also available should you wish to deliver the material in a lecture format.
Course Development Assistance
When developing your syllabus, consider incorporating career-related information into one or more of your classes. Our CPD staff can assist in identifying the most effective tools, delivery methods and resources to support your teaching objectives related to career and professional development.
Career Coaching & Peer Advising
Drop-in appointments are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for students to meet with CPD Peer Advisors for 15 minutes on topics such as internships, job searches, resumes, cover letters, CPD Events, and more.