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 2021, reveal that 98% 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.

  • If you have employers you would like to see recruiting your students, please refer them to our Employer page. While we have a strong relationship with numerous employers, we are always looking to expand opportunities for LMU students. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you in bringing specific organizations to LMU. 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.

    For more information or if your referral requires a conversation with our office, contact us via email at careers@lmu.edu.


  • Career and Professional Development offers a number of services and resources that can assist and support the important work that you do with students. We want to partner with you to help ensure the success of all students and ask you to refer them to CPD. Visit our Meet the Staff page for a complete list of Career Coaches, including their specialty areas and contact information.

    Career Coaching & Peer Advising

    Drop-in appointments are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 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.


  • Incorporating career language into your classroom will help students better understand and think about career possibilities. Using visual displays featuring alumni, employers, career paths, etc., provide students with real-world application to what they are learning in the classroom.

    Supplemental Instructional Materials

    Printed handouts and digital 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 and professional development platforms. Our CPD staff can assist in identifying the most effective tools, delivery methods, and resources to support your teaching objectives related to your career. 

    For more information, please contact the CPD office at careers@lmu.edu or 310.338.2871.

  • 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

    For more information, please contact CPD at careers@lmu.edu or 310.338.2871.

  • CPD is thrilled to offer over 50+ pieces of industry-specific content for students and alumni at any stage of their professional development. To request CPD Video Content, please complete the request form below.

    For more information, please contact Andrina Johnson (CPD Event and Promotions Coordinator) at andrina.johnson@lmu.edu

    Request Form

  • Experiential learning is helpful - not only for employability, but for entrance into many graduate programs as well. An experiential learning opportunity, such as an internship, allows students to connect what they are learning in their classes to a professional setting and helps students identify if a specific career path is a good fit.

    Academic Internships

    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 Handshake Experience form, and many internship course instructors require this in the curriculum.  A custom course template can be created for each academic internship class.

    Experiences Agreement Form

    The Handshake Experience Form allows course instructors to approve and monitor internship placements for students in your class. The experience form asks the student and employer to outline three (3) learning objectives, (1) with an academic mentor, and (2) with the internship supervisor.  Both parties will have the opportunity – through the Experiences Form – to evaluate the internship at its end.

    Chronology of Approvals

    1. Student completes the "Request and Experience" form in Handshake;
    2. Experience Form is emailed to Internship Site Supervisor (employer) for approval;
    3. Experience Form is emailed to Faculty/Course Instructor for approval and college assigned Academic Mentor for approval

    If at any point the Agreement is denied approval, communications will go out from CPD to students to resubmit with required information.

    All approvals of the Experience Agreement Form (on the part of the Internship Site Supervisor and Faculty Instructor) can be completed outside of Handshake using the link provided in the emails.

    For more information, please contact Chris Caughman at christopher.caughman@lmu.edu.

  • Throughout the academic year, CPD hosts numerous events and programs for students within various disciplines. Previous events include panel presentations, networking events and workshops. We welcome you to bring your class, place these events on your syllabus, or even participate in the planning and marketing of these programs.


For more information, please contact Career and Professional Development at 310.338.2871 or careers@lmu.edu.