Welcome to the Career Development Center!
Caltech Alumni are welcome to use Handshake, the Career Development Center's online platform for recruiting, counseling, and events. This platform uses cutting edge technology to help you easily search for jobs and connect with employers.
If you are an alum looking to hire Caltech undergraduate summer interns, please contact Garineh Kouredjian, Career Counselor for Internship Development and Advising.
Alumni are invited to participate in our fall and winter career fairs. Please click here for more information.
Caltech Alumni Association
Networking via LinkedIn
Networking is an essential part of any career search and it is never too early to start. A good place to begin is by connecting with Caltech alumni via LinkedIn. There are currently about 4,700 members of the Caltech Alumni Association group on LinkedIn. It's a great place to start building your network.
Create an account, watch these videos to teach you best practices for LinkedIn, and then begin linking!
Here are some more tips from LinkedIn:
Appointments with a career counselor can be made through Handshake. The appointments are typically available Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 4:00pm. Please log into Handshake for the next available appointment that suits your schedule.
We also have walk-in career counseling hours that are best suited for quick questions, such as resume and cover letter review
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 2pm
Summer: Mondays: 10am - 1pm
Wednesdays: 1pm - 4pm
*Prehealth walk-in advising is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the academic year and on Mondays in the summer.
The Career Development Center maintains a resource library with books on various topics such as: Career/Job/Internship Search, Resume/Cover Letter, Networking, Interviewing Strategies, Test Resources (e.g. GRE, MCAT), Grad Schools, Pre-Med Advice, and Personal Development. Students, postdocs and alumni may review these books during our business hours, or check them out for up to three days.
Alums may use one of our private rooms for phone/video job interviews. These rooms are available during our business hours.