Our unique services offer specialized support and resources to students and alumni in the fields of education and psychology. Career Services provides assistance with:
- Clarifying your career objective
- Writing your resume, curriculum vitae (CV), and cover letters
- Interview preparation
- Job search and networking strategies
- On-campus recruitment events
We encourage you to contact us to schedule an individual appointment to explore your preferences, skills, and occupational interests. The Career Services office offers the Strong Interest Inventory, StrengthsQuest and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as tools to assess potential interests and job types. Upon completion of your test, a career services staff member will walk you through your results and work with you to make recommendations for the next step.
The Strong Interest Inventory: an assessment instrument used to measure your interests and identify compatible career choices based upon a personalized report.
The StrengthsQuest: an assessment instrument used to identify your natural talents and help you maximize them in your career; also a great tool for interview preparation and resume construction.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): an assessment instrument used to accurately profile your personality type to better understand yourself and identify career paths that would be most rewarding for you; also helps customize your career planning approach.
Assessments are FREE to all alumni and students of GSEP!
The Career Services Office offers Interview Preparation assistance. You will receive tips on how to prepare for the interview, discuss the goals of the interview, and learn the different types of interviews. You can schedule a mock interview to learn how to answer frequently asked questions and how to conduct yourself before, during, and after the interview. Below are some helpful documents regarding interview preparation.
Networking is the process of gathering helpful information from a network of contacts to assist you in planning your career and in looking for jobs. Studies indicate that up to 80 percent of all positions – the "hidden job market" – are obtained through networking and connections.
Career Services offers monthly webinar workshops led by our highly trained assistants. These webinars are open to all, and cover a variety of topics, such as resume and cover letter-writing, networking, interview skills, job searching, and the difference between pursuing a PsyD. versus a PhD.
What can PepPro 2.0 do for you?
PepPro 2.0 will connect you to employers specifically looking to hire Pepperdine's GSEP students and alumni. Access this easy-to-use database to search for job openings, keep up to date on Career Services events, and have your resume critiqued by trained professionals.
Job Postings on PepPro 2.0
Employment opportunities include full- and part-time job postings, internships, volunteer work, and assistantships. (Special note: once accepted for an assistantship, student will have to contact the Student Employment office to complete hiring process.)
How to access PepPro 2.0
Students: Access PepPro 2.0 through WaveNet, under the "Student Services" menu tab
Alumni: Create your account today!