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 2022, 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 LMU 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 and alumni. 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, and brand awareness sessions. Encourage your employer contact to register on Handshake and Parker Dewey to post their internship, job and micro-internship opportunities at no-charge in addition to facilitating purposeful programming, virtual or in-person.
For more information or if your referral would like a conversation with our office, please contact us at email@example.com
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. In addition to our coaching staff, CPD offers a variety of resources for students to utilize that can be found here and below.
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, and more. No appointment needed for students to meet with a Peer Advisor or Graduate Assistant. This is a great first point of contact with our office before students meet with a career coach to delve deeper into major/career exploration or discernment, job search strategy, graduate/professional school support, and more. Students interested in meeting with a career coach should schedule an appointment on Handshake or drop into weekly virtual office hours, with no appointment needed.
Incorporating career asssignments into your courses 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 courses 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 discpline.
Consider integrating courses from LinkedIn Learning for students to develop specific skills in technology, business, creative, and other industries. LMU students have access to this platform through my.lmu.edu under "Employment." Some courses feature LMU faculty and staff teaching on various topics including mentorship, project management, conflict resolution, and more. Students have the opportunity to receive certifications from completion of certain courses and display this accomplishment on LinkedIn for their professional brand and skill development.
For more information, please contact CPD at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310.338.2871
While planning your syllabi and working around your conference schedules, if you should anticipate a need to cancel class, contact Career and Professional Development. A staff member may be available to visit your class and deliver career-related sessions 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, CV's, and Cover Letters
- Career Exploration Resources
- LinkedIn and Networking Tips
- Job and Internship Search Strategies
- Transitioning from College to Career
- Interview Skills
- Graduate School Preparation
- CPD Offerings
In addition to in-person presentations, our staff encourages you to request access to our CPD Resource Library consisting of more than 100 recordings of recent programs, panels, and workshops from employers, alumni, and CPD coaches.
For more information, please contact CPD at email@example.com or 310.338.2871
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.
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 their curriculum. A custom course template can be created for each academic internship class.
Handshake Experience 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 Experience Form – to evaluate the internship at its end. The form is completed by the student in Handshake.
Chronology of Approvals
- Student completes the "Request an Experience" form in Handshake;
- Experience Form is emailed to Internship Site Supervisor (employer) for approval;
- Experience Form is emailed to Faculty/Course Instructor for approval and School/College-assigned Academic Mentor for approval
If at any point the Agreement is denied approval, communication will go out from CPD to the student to resubmit with the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com