Welcome to Career Advising and Experiential Learning!
Caltech Alums have full access to the resources and services offered by Career Advising and Experiential Learning (CAEL.)
If you are an alum looking to hire Caltech undergraduate summer interns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Alums 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:
Alums may request an appointment with a career advisor via Next Steps Caltech (please refer to this guide for more info on our new platform and registering for an account.) 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. .
We also have walk-in advising 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
* Walk-in hours have been temporarily suspended. The schedule will resume once CAEL staff is working on campus.
CAEL 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.