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Career Center

The Pepperdine Career Center is available to help and guide students while they are abroad! Services are FREE and include:

  • Career counseling (e.g., exploring majors, discussing possible career paths) and career assessments via Skype
  • Access to Handshake, a brand new internship and job platform (available through WaveNet)
  • Access to UCAN, a national database of internships from across the country (available by request)
  • Resume and cover letter reviews
  • Mock interviews and interview preparation
  • Internship and job search strategies
  • Networking with Pepperdine Career Network:



Here are some quick resources to help jumpstart your career!

Email your Industry Specialist with general questions or for career counseling, job and internship search, and mock interviews:

  • Nonprofit, Social Services, Ministry: Marla Pontrelli,
  • Arts, Entertainment, Marketing, Media: Nancy Shatzer,
  • Government, Law, Education, Science: Marla Pontrelli,
  • Business: Christine Gist,

Resume and Cover Letter Resources

Check out the Pepperdine Career Network?

  • The Pepperdine Career Network is a new and innovative platform to have a connection with an alumni, faculty or staff member, friend or donor of the university; the "Advisors" provide career conversations, resume critiques, and mock interviewed for current students and alumni looking for insight into their chosen career field.
  • To create an account, simple go to, click "Find Your Advisor" and easily create an account to search for and connect with professionals.