As a Graduate Student, we recommend getting started early by working with CPD to identify your career goals and develop a strategy for achieving them. Below are some ideas for making the most of your time at LMU. 

  • Meet regularly with CPD Career Coaches to conduct mock-interviews and develop your networking strategy, seeking feedback on your communication with alumni, parents, and companies of interest
  • Login to LionJobs to set up a job search agent to track opportunities of interest, and monitor On-Campus Recruiting activities, such as employer information sessions, companies conducting interviews on campus, and preparation workshops
  • Bookmark the Career and Professional Development website to stay updated on workshops, fairs and expos, programs, internships and job opportunities 
  • Follow Career and Professional Development on Twitter and like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all programs, resources and opportunities 
  • Attend the fall Career Expo to explore job and internship opportunities at companies that recruit at LMU  
  • Apply for a Graduate-specific national or international fellowship that provides academic and professional experience related to your career goals
  • Update your LinkedIn profile with new accomplishments and continue researching LMU alumni career paths and companies of interest
  • Join the LinkedIn LMU Official Alumni Association group to connect with thousands of Lions working at companies and fields of interest
  • Attend the spring Career Expo to explore job and internship opportunities at companies that recruit at LMU         
  • Attend the Silicon Beach Expo to learn more about companies of interest in Playa Vista
  • Visit the LMU bookstore to order your cap and gown for Commencement 
  • Schedule an appointment with a CPD Career Coach to practice negotiating your salary and strategize on how to successfully evaluate competing offers
  • Attend the spring Career Expo to explore job and internship opportunities at companies that recruit at LMU
  • Reconnect with your advisor and key faculty members to update them on your career plan, inviting them to provide feedback on your job search strategy