Career Services

Welcome to Caltech's Career Development Center

Location, Contact Information, and Hours


**Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, we are working remotely. Please email us, or visit our Virtual Office page for more information!**

The Career Development Center is located on the third floor of the Center for Student Services, Room 310, at 414 S. Holliston Avenue (building 86 on a campus map.)

Email / Phone Number: career@caltech.edu / (626) 395-6361

Business Hours: Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Institute Holidays


New Program - Virtual Shared Meals!

Caltech alumni and associates have priceless experience and a wealth of knowledge to share with Caltech students, who are genuinely eager for advice or support. To help connect these groups, the Career Services team recently introduced "Virtual Shared Meals." This new program brings together alum/associate hosts and small groups of students in a fun and unique way through Zoom. One recent student participant said "I really enjoyed getting to interact with an alum—I feel like we don't always get enough opportunities to do so, and this was nice even though virtual. Hearing about their path was reassuring in a way, but also very informative and helpful."

The Career Development Center arranges the Zoom meeting and provides the means for students to order their meal of choice online. Then, at the designated time, everyone joins the meeting and spends about 1 ½ hours eating together and chatting about their Caltech experience and career path/goals.

The Career Development Center has received plenty of positive feedback from hosts and students that have enjoyed spending time together through these virtual shared meals!

For more information about these events, please contact Marie Lara (mlara@caltech.edu).


On-Campus Recruiting

Announcements

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Career Development Center is currently working remotely. We are still available to assist you with any career/grad school/pre-med related concerns. Please visit our Virtual Office page to learn more.

Students or postdocs that may have had their summer internship or full-time job cancelled due to COVID-19 are encouraged to set up an appointment with one of our career counselors through Handshake, or connect with our office via email - career@caltech.edu. We can help you develop a search strategy to identify other employment or research opportunities.

Students, postdocs and alumni may request an appointment with a career counselor 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, which are best suited for quick questions, such as resume and cover letter review.

Walk-In Hours*

Academic Year:
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Summer:
Mondays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

*Prehealth walk-in advising is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the academic year and on Mondays in the summer.

The Career Development Center provides a wide range of services. Students, postdocs and alumni are welcome to set up an appointment (through Handshake), or stop by during our walk-in hours for help with any of the following:

  • Career Counseling
  • Pre-Med Advising
  • Grad School Advising
  • Resume/Cover Letter Review
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Job/Internship Search Assistance
  • Interview Coaching
  • Strength Testing/Career Assessment
Resource Library

The Career Development Center also 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.

Interview Rooms

Students, postdocs and alumni may use one of our private rooms for phone/video job interviews. These rooms are available during our business hours.

Other Resources

Caltech does not maintain a tutoring service. However, you can connect with a Caltech tutor through Tutor Matching Service (TMS.) This is a private tutoring marketplace that provides access to a network of tutors. You may search for a tutor by name, subject area, course number, or school, including Caltech!

The reference to TMS does not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation by Caltech. Caltech does not control, and is not responsible for, the information or services provided by TMS, and Caltech does not accept responsibility for any liability, loss or damage caused directly or indirectly by TMS or its services.

Click here to leave the Caltech website and navigate to the TMS website.

For technical difficulties, payment questions, or any other type of inquiry about this application, please contact help@tutormatchingservice.com.