The Soll Center for Student Opportunity

When intellectual rigor and personal insight are blended with expert guidance and real-world resources, extraordinary opportunities ensue.

The CMC Career Readiness Effect

Individualized Coaching and Support

  • Coaching model and interest cluster organization encourages accountability and professional pursuits agnostic to major.
  • Connect with more than 90% of First-Years with a high touch, exploration and skills building focus.

Early Real-World Career Experiences

  • More than $2 million in annual summer funding prioritized for transformative, early, pre-professional experiences.
  • Internships, networking treks, job shadows, industry meet-ups, career panels.

The Claremont McKenna Network

  • Unparalleled access to and support from a tight-knit community of successful CMC alumni, parents, faculty and staff.
  • Depth and breadth of trustworthy connections and mentors at organizations that matter.

About the Soll Center for Student Opportunity

The Soll Center for Student Opportunity is comprised of a dedicated team of professionals providing personalized advising, coaching, mentoring and networking support for students at all stages of their college experience. This support also extends to our alumni post-graduation.

From a student’s first year on campus, the Center facilitates early real-world personal development and career exploration that enable students to recognize, cultivate and translate their interests and strengths into meaningful and exciting real-world experiences. These experiences range from internships, networking treks, industry meet-ups and job shadows, to graduate and professional programs, fellowships, and full-time employment.

CMC is unique in its small but mighty and highly responsive community of CMC alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff. The Center connects students to all the resources across the depth and breadth of the CMC community to help students achieve their personal and professional goals.

Student Resources

Career Services @ the Soll Center for Student Opportunity connects students with opportunities that foster thoughtful exploration and early engagement to support them in their personal and professional development.

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Resources for Families

As a parent or family member, you are an important part of the CMC community and we invite you to partner with the Center to offer opportunities for all our students.

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Resources for Alumni

Our CMC Alumni network is amazing. We encourage you to partner with us to support current students. In addition, virtually all career services that were available to you as a CMC student are now available to you free of charge.

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Resources for Employers

The Soll Center for Student Opportunity offers an array of services designed to facilitate your access to CMC's top quality students and academic programs

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CMC offers some of the best career outcomes nationally, in terms of employment and graduate school outcomes and median starting salary. These successful outcomes are reflected in our current national rankings, the highly successful career trajectories of our alumni, and the rapid return-on-investment experienced by our recent graduates.

Outcomes: 6-Months

Outcomes: Longitudinal

Defined Plans Six Months After Graduation
Knowledge rate
Median starting salary
Students received internship funding
Average summer funding award
Of seniors have participated in at least one internship

Sponsored Internships & Experiences

At the Soll Center for Student Opportunity, we believe all students should have the opportunity to participate in transformative internships and start exploring career paths from their first summer at CMC. Summer internships are the best way to explore a career while developing meaningful skills. This is why we offer the Sponsored Internships & Experiences (SIE) Program with the goal of enabling all students to take full advantage of quality summer experiences across a variety of industries and geographies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Scholar Communities

Located in the Soll Center for Student Opportunity, the dedicated Scholar Community team partners with students to navigate their transition to college, build connections and awareness of resources across campus, and provide funding for early summer internships and experiences, as well as educational and co-curricular experiences. All Scholar Community students are encouraged to take advantage of the individualized personal and professional development coaching offered by our skilled Career Coaches, as well as mentoring opportunities with other Scholars who are farther along in their four-year journey at CMC.

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Quick Resource Guides & References

The Soll Center for Student Opportunity provides many resources to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Below are a few of our most popular resources.

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