Next Steps Caltech
We are excited to announce that CAEL has implemented a new online platform for recruiting. Next Steps Caltech is a platform that allows employers to post jobs and internships, arrange information sessions, coffee chats, interviews (on-campus and virtual), and other networking events.
If you are interested in recruiting at Caltech, please sign up for a Next Steps Caltech account.
- Log onto Symplicity using this url: https://caltech-csm.symplicity.com/
- Select "Organizations" as user type.
- Click "Sign Up" Button, and complete as much Employer Information as possible.
- Click "Submit"
Your account will be reviewed. If approved, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to login and set up your password. Each contact person within your organization may set up a separate account and all information pertaining to the employer (employer profile, job postings, applications, etc.) will be accessible by all contacts with the same (requested and granted) access. Please note, however, that each contact must have a distinct email address. Therefore, general office email addresses (such as "recruiting @techfirm.com") cannot be used for more than one person.
Companies/organizations and jobs are reviewed and subject to approval at the sole discretion of CAEL staff. On occasion we do make a mistake, so if you believe your account was rejected in error, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Appeal. We will review your request in a timely manner.
Host an Information Session (Free for partners, $125 a la carte)
Information sessions are very common among employers who want to give presentations and build a presence with a target audience. These meetings are valuable for both students and employers, but time of day and year can affect attendance. Ideal times to host sessions are Monday- Friday from 12-1pm PST, or between 4-6pm PST. Information sessions can be requested through Next Steps Caltech.
Host a Coffee Chat or Office Hours (Free for partners, $125 a la carte)
Coffee chats are beneficial for connecting with students 1:1 or in small groups. Students can schedule up to a 30 minute time slot to meet with your organization's representatives. These informal online or in-person chats allow students/postdocs to learn more about your organization, ask about your application process, receive feedback on job materials, and discuss expectations for interviews.
Interview Students or Postdocs (Free for partners, $100/day a la carte)
CAEL offers employers the opportunity to schedule interview dates, collect applications, and conduct interviews. Our office has several private interview rooms available with full internet access and whiteboards. Interviews can be scheduled anytime Monday through Friday between 9am-4pm PST. The interview process can be requested through Next Steps Caltech.
Host a Networking Dinner (Free for partners: $750 a la carte)
One of CAEL's signature events is networking dinners. Employers who recruit at Caltech have the unique opportunity to host a dinner for up to eight students or postdocs at the Athenaeum (Caltech's faculty club) or virtually through a video platform. Participants selected by partners, learn more about organization culture and fit in a small setting, and companies spend more time with potential candidates.
Recognizing our commitment to the continued health and safety of our community and visitors, CAEL is only scheduling smaller in-person activities and events on campus. Our career fairs remain virtual. We will update this page as any changes are made to OCR.
You can find more information about our Career Fairs here.