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Career and Professional Development

Career and Professional Development (CPD) partners with students to encourage and support your career development strategy. Dedicated staff work individually or with groups of students to identify and fine-tune your skills and professional aspirations. Throughout the program, you will meet, network and learn from successful business professionals, who will inspire you to fulfill your goals and ambitions.


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Handshake is your gateway to online career services at Pepperdine University. Graziadio Business School students and alumni can access Handshake to apply to internship and job postings, sign-up for events, and utilize its employer research resources.

Student Login: Sign-in via WaveNet, select the Resources tab, and click Jobs by Handshake.

Alumni Login: Visit Handshake and sign in with your email and select 'reset password' - if invalid, register for a new account.


Career Events and Webinars

There are various alumni panels, industry speakers, and networking events being held throughout the year at all campuses and virtually. Check Handshake to see what events are coming up or stay informed via our weekly CPD Newsletter emailed to your Pepperdine email every Friday.

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The Micro-Internship Program is designed to help increase your experience and skillsets, build professional relationships, and explore new industries and functions via remote, short-term, paid professional assignments. These projects allow you to get in the door, demonstrate your skills, enhance your resume, build your network, and explore career paths.

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Access thousands of courses in Business, Leadership, Marketing and more to create a personalized learning for your needs.

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Looking to connect with alumni and other classmates? The PeppConnect portal supports the mission of Alumni Relations to engage alumni and students in a mutually beneficial partnership that generates meaningful connections and strengthens the Pepperdine community.

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CareerLeaderâ„¢ is an online assessment that measures your interests, abilities and motivations in a business environment and provides a personalized report of your profile, recommending specific career paths for you to investigate and showing how well and in what ways you match up with those careers. Contact your career coach or email (On-ground Programs) or (Online Programs) to learn more.