Alumni

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 N/A

    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

    LMU Alumni Association Official Group on LinkedIn

    Use the LinkedIn LMU alumni network to identify alumni in your industry area of interest.

    View Career and Professional Development’s Informational Interviews page for tips on contacting alumni via LinkedIn.

    Alumni Association

    Join LMU’s Alumni Association Board of Directors

    Attend LMU-Hosted Recruitment, Networking, and Professional Development Events

     

  • Access Tools to Help You Land Your First Job After Graduating

    Job Search

    Network

    • 80% of jobs are never advertised or posted publicly! Network with alumni and professionals in your field of interest to access this “hidden job market”. Use our informational interview page for tips on navigating this process.
    • Attend LMU-Hosted Recruitment, Networking, and Professional Development Events.
    • LinkedIn is an excellent tool for research and networking. Visit LinkedIn for Students for resources on making the most of the platform.

    Interview Prep

    Visit our Interview Prep page for an overview of the interview process, helpful tips, and sample questions

  • Transition to a New Industry or Field

    The resources below provide a variety of perspectives on this topic. Please note that this is a nuanced process and that no single source is completely accurate for every situation.

  • Return to the Workforce

    The resources below provide a variety of perspectives on this topic. Please note that this is a nuanced process and that no single source is completely accurate for every situation.

  • Explore Executive Coaching

    Career and Professional Development serves a diverse range…however, senior-level alumni may be best served finding and consulting with a professional Executive Coach. The resources below provide guidance on this topic. Please note that executive coaching is a very personal service and everyone’s needs are different. We encourage you to do thorough research before hiring a coach.

    What is Executive Coaching?

    Executive coaching is aimed at improving the performance of high-powered executives within an organization. The role of the coach is to expose blind spots and challenge the executive to achieve greater levels of success.

    To understand the benefits of Executive Coaching visit Noomi.com.

    Tips for Finding and Maximizing Your Relationship with an Executive Coach

    Resources for Finding an Executive Coach

    LinkedIn ProFinder – Executive Coach

    Noomi: The Professional Coach Directory