Student Services

Career and Professional Development (CPD) is here to support you as we navigate our return to campus. We recommend you visit us early and often, and we can't wait to meet you!

CPD Summer Office Hours – No Appointment Required

Get help on your resume, cover letter, job search strategy, and more. Sessions are 15 minutes long and are held during weekdays when school is in session from 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. PST. No appointment is necessary.  

Meet with a Career Coach

  • In-person at Von der Ahe 135
  • Virtually via Zoom Web Conferencing
    • Access to Zoom lobby authentication is required using your Lion credentials.
  • See detailed schedule below.

Please note: Open office hours are accessible both in-person at VDA 135 and virtually using Zoom Web Conferencing. Learn how to create your Zoom Web Conferencing account.

Career Coaching by Appointment – Schedule via Handshake

Schedule an appointment with a school/college-specific career coach for an in-depth session to maximize your career readiness and guide your strategic approach to professional development. Graduate assistants are also available for coaching by appointment.

Appointments with career coaches and graduate assistants support students with job search, networking strategy, interview preparation, application document review, job offer evaluation, and more. Schedule your appointment through Handshake for a 30-minute session.

  • Students can see any career coach based on career interest or School/College affiliation. No appointment needed.

    LMU Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

    • Thuy Lee
      • Mondays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    LMU College of Business Administration

    • Naomi Shibley
      • Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    LMU College of Communication and Fine Arts

    • George Collins
      • Wednesdays 2:00–4:00 p.m.

    LMU Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering

    • Erika Zocher
      • Wednesdays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    LMU School of Film and Television

    • Mandy Brockhaus
      • Wednesdays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    LMU School of Education

    • Simone Jackson
      • Thursdays 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Health Professions + Pre-Medical Post-Bac

    • Erika Zocher
      • Fridays 11:00 am. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in to receive virtual career coaching hosted by Marcy Hess, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships & External Relations. Email Marcy for her Zoom link and join for resume/CV feedback, job search strategy, interview prep and other topics. No appointment needed.

    Mondays from 12-1 p.m. beginning January 8, 2024

    To learn more, visit Information for Alumni.

    1. Log in to Handshake
    2. Confirm your “Career Interests” section is completely filled out
    3. Click on the “Career Center” dropdown menu
    4. Click on “Appointments
    5. Click on the “Schedule a New Appointment” button
    6. Select the appropriate category
    7. Select an appointment type
    8. Scroll down or select by week to view upcoming available appointments and click on the desired appointment
    9. Add required appointment details
    10. Click on the green “Request” button to request the career coaching appointment

    Watch our step-by-step Handshake How-To video here to set up your account.

    For additional details about Handshake, visit

    If you have any questions or experience difficulty scheduling, please contact or stop by during CPD Open Office Hours to set up your Handshake account.

    You can access Zoom Web Conferencing via a web browser or download the application to a smart device. Learn how to create your Zoom Web Conferencing account.