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GSEP Career Services operates from an innovative approach that promotes clarity of purpose, self-confidence, and community connections. We offer customized services for our graduate students and alumni throughout their career, whether they are preparing for a transition, positioning themselves for advancement, clarifying their next goal, navigating workplace dynamics, or launching their own business. Through career design sessions, self-marketing consultations, and our signature programs, we provide lifelong career development support for accessing and thriving in a rapidly changing workforce. By honoring the intersectionality of identities, GSEP Career Services empowers each individual’s unique career journey of purpose, service, and leadership.

Based on your career track, we can help you create a customized plan from our services and signature programs below. Not sure which track best fits your needs? Start with a one-on-one Career Design Session!

Identify Your Track:

  1. Career transition - Changing job functions, industries, or employers
  2. Career advancement - Repositioning professional brand for promotion
  3. Career clarification - Determining next goal in your career journey
  4. Workplace navigation - Navigating intra/interpersonal dynamics and organizational culture
  5. Entrepreneurship - Launching your own business or practice

Services and Signature Programs:

  • Career Design Sessions -Clarify your purpose, create a strategy, learn about current online resources, and develop an action plan.
  • Document Feedback Sessions - Receive feedback on your resume/CV, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile.
  • Signature Programs - Connect with alumni and industry experts through Jamii Communities of Practice. Engage in group vocational discernment experiences. Participate in employer engagement activities. And more!


 Who is eligible for GSEP Career Services?

All currently enrolled GSEP students and alumni have full access to GSEP Career Services. Please note: Fully online psychology students have access to their own online psychology Career Success team, as well. 

 At what point should I connect with GSEP Career Services?

Please connect with us early and often! Our team is here to support you at any point during your career journey. 

 What support does GSEP Career Services offer?

We provide one-on-one Career Design Sessions and Document Feedback Sessions. We also host signature programs, including our Jamii Communities of Practice, vocational discernment experiences, employer engagement activities, and more! For more information, read about our Services & Signature Programs.

 What support can I receive with my employment application materials?

As a GSEP currently enrolled student or alumni, you can upload your first resume/CV to Handshake for general feedback and/or schedule a Document Feedback Session to receive customized support from one of our trained Career Services team members. 

 How can I build my network in my career field of interest?

Access PeppConnect, Peppedine's exclusive online networking and mentoring platform. Connect with your Pepperdine community through LinkedIn's Alumni feature. Utilize networking resources on Handshake including information on requesting a career conversation with alumni and other industry professionals.