Career Services for Parents & Families

Welcome to Career Services at Claremont McKenna College! Our mission is to provide the resources, programs, services and activities which will enable a CMC student to plan for life after CMC. We want to assure you the CSC is available to all students, first-year through seniors, as well as alumni, and to stress how important career preparation is to the success of your student. It is never too early for students to take the initiative in preparing themselves for life after graduation.

Partner with Career Services

Alumni, parents and families are a tremendous resource for our office, and we thank you for your support and involvement. As a parent or family member, you can partner with us to continue to help our current students! Here are ways in which you can partner with our office:

Post a Job or Internship for Students and Alumni

Job postings from parents and families are a wonderful resource for both students and alumni. If you or your organization would like to post a position on ClaremontConnect, simply email it to Charlene Kile. Please include as much information as you can, including a job description, a description of the organization (at least a website), a contact person (required), and application procedures as needed.

Fund our Sponsored Internship Program

CMC has amazing sponsored internship opportunities and there are always more students who want to participate than funding allows. Click here to read about the different sponsored internships we offer. We encourage you to consider contributing financially to our sponsored internship programs as well. If you would like to do so, please contact Jason Jeffrey, our Coordinator of Sponsored Internship Programs.

Share your Career Insights

Each semester the CSC hosts a number of panels and workshops that include speakers from a wide variety of professions. Students greatly appreciate hearing from practicing professionals and we invite you to come to campus and share your expertise. Typical discussions include information about first jobs, good decisions (or bad ones), favorite elements of your work, who and what prepared you the most for your profession, and what you know now that you wish you knew then! Tell us when you are planning a visit to campus and we will make the arrangements for your talk.

Serve as a Networking Contact

Serve as a contact with whom CMC students can network to gather more information about career options, serve as a mentor, or a person they can "shadow" on the job. Help students develop contacts for information, advice, and assistance in career planning and job search.

Perform Mock Interviews

Career Services invites alumni, family members, and employers to spend a half or full day performing mock interviews with students. Interviewers typically spend about 20 minutes interviewing and then 10 minutes providing feedback in this most useful career development activity.

Host Students at Your Place of Employment

Students love to visit companies and see firsthand what really goes on in the workplace. It’s a great opportunity for them to learn more about specific industries and organizations. Please contact our office if you would like to host a company site visit.

If you are interested in partnering with Career Services in any of these ways, please email or call us. Additionally, you can encourage your students to seek out the services from our office and others. Check out the below links to help your student make the most of their experience: