Career Services

Welcome to Career Advising and Experiential Learning!

Location, Contact Information, and Hours

Career Advising and Experiential Learning (CAEL) 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

Campus Recruiting

Through access to a vast array of resources, a community of intellectual equals, and an environment that promotes collaboration and cooperation over competition, Caltech challenges, encourages, and nurtures our students to become some of society's most innovative thinkers, leaders, and doers.

Caltech prepares students to be successful assets to your workplace. We welcome you to learn more about recruiting on campus, and meet our amazing students, postdocs and alumni!


Next Steps Caltech!

Career Advising and Experiential Learning (CAEL) is launching a new platform called Next Steps Caltech.  This new platform is exclusive to Caltech, so all the workshops, events, and opportunities posted are targeted to our students, postdocs, and alumni!  

Students and postdocs may access their Next Steps Caltech account via SSO. Here's a brief guide to help you log in to Next Steps Caltech and navigate this new platform.


Students, postdocs and alumni may request an appointment with a career counselor via Next Steps Caltech (students/postdocs should sign in via SSO using their Access credentials.) Once logged in click on "Career Advising Appointments" > "Request New Appointment".

Appointments are typically available Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 4:00pm PT.

Walk-In Hours*

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*Walk-in hours have been temporarily suspended.

CAEL provides a wide range of services. Students, postdocs and alumni are welcome to set up an appointment, or stop by during our walk-in hours for help with any of the following:

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

CAEL 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.

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 and support. To help connect these groups, CAEL introduced "Virtual Shared Meals."

This program began in April, 2020 as a response to restrictions imposed by COVID-19. A few alums were happy to pilot this program and it proved to be an instant hit with students (available slots typically fill up within minutes!) An undergrad 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."

During these virtual shared meals, we bring together the alum/associate host and a small group of students in a fun and unique way on Zoom. With donated funds from the host, we provide the means for students to order their meal of choice online. At the designated time, everyone joins the Zoom meeting and spends about 1 ½ hours eating together and chatting about their Caltech experience and career path/goals.

We have received plenty of positive feedback from hosts and students that have enjoyed spending time together through these virtual shared meals!

If you are interested in hosting a virtual shared meal, or would like more information about these events, please contact Marie Lara (mlara@caltech.edu).

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.