Career Services  /  Postdocs

Postdoctoral Scholars

Welcome to Career Advising and Experiential Learning!

Career Advising and Experiential Learning (CAEL) provides Caltech and JPL postdocs with advising, information and contacts to help them make career decisions, as well as develop and implement an effective career plan.

Postdocs are welcome to attend the fall/winter career fairs.

CAEL provides a wide range of services. We can help with any of the following:

  • Career Advising
  • Resume/Cover Letter Review
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Interview Coaching
  • Strength Testing/Career Assessment
  • Much more....


Postdocs may request an appointment with a career advisor 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. .

We also have walk-in advising hours that are best suited for quick questions, such as resume and cover letter review.

Walk-In Hours*

Academic Year:


* Walk-in hours have been temporarily suspended.

Resource Library

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.

Interview Rooms

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