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 Handshake 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 Instagram, and like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all programs, resources and opportunities 
  • Attend our industry-specific events 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 and explore The Pride, LMU’s platform for connecting with alumni for mentorship and career guidance. This platform is exclusive to the LMU community, and you can search for alumni based on industry, affinity, areas in which you need help, shared involvement in campus organizations, and more
  • Join the LinkedIn LMU Official Alumni Association group to connect with thousands of Lions working at companies and fields of interest
  • 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
  • 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