The Center for Career Planning & Internships (CPI) provides career counseling and other career support services for students even after graduation. As a Whittier College alumnus/a, we welcome you to utilize the following resources available from our office:
- One-on-one career counseling
- Job postings for alumni through the College's Poet Paths job search site and Whittier College Alumni Group on Linkedin
- Networking events in partnership with Whittier College Alumni Association and its regional chapters
One-on-one career counseling is subject to the availability of CPI staff. Contact us to schedule an appointment. If you need immediate or additional counseling, contact the National Career Development Association (NCDA) at 1-866-367-6232 to obtain a list of career counselors in your area.
How Alumni Can Get Involved With The CPI
We encourage alumni to support the CPI by volunteering their time and expertise in their own professional field with Whittier students. Below are just some of the way you can get involved. Additional suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Share Career Advice
Alumni can provide valuable career and industry-related information to students. A few ways you can engage with Whittier students include:
- Answering questions over the phone, through email, or at your job site
- Providing tours or job shadowing opportunities at your job site
- Speaking on campus about your career field and professional experiences
Post Openings for Internships and Full/Part Time Positions Using Poet Paths
Poet Paths is Whittier College’s exclusive online job board for Poet students and alumni. Your organization may post internships, full-time entry-level, and full-time experienced positions on Poet Paths at no charge. Learn how to post a job or internship.
Showcase Your Organization to Students through an Information Session
Each year, employers from diverse industries visit campus and talk to students about their organization. Most of these employers are interested in hiring students for internships and full-time jobs. To learn more about our Information Session program please contact Debra Cruz, Employer Relations Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Participate in Whittier's Award- Backpack-to-Briefcase (B2B) Program
The CPI and Office of Alumni Relations work together to provide the Backpack-to-Briefcase series of workshops to encourage student exploration of diverse career paths. This award-winning series showcases Whittier College alumni professionals who share their experiences and provide advice and insights for current Poets.