Alumni of Claremont Graduate University have access to a vast number of networking, vocational, and administrative resources that can help you jumpstart your career, find fellow alumni, or just check in with us from time to time. The following benefits and resources are at your disposal. Use them! You’ve earned them.
All CGU alumni who graduated in or after 2016 retain access to their cgu.edu email addresses after graduation, making it easy to stay connected with faculty, staff, and fellow alumni and enhance your networking opportunities. If you graduated prior to 2016 and you would like access to your alumni.cgu.edu account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 909-607-9226.
Career Development Office
The Career Development Office (CDO) works in partnership with CGU alumni to help them achieve their career objectives. We define our role as career consultants who provide the structure and services, including counseling appointments and specific workshops, to help students focus their search, to target appropriate employers, to implement their job search strategies, and to build skills in self-marketing.
Alumni are invited to participate in self-assessment, career exploration, and proactive job search strategies to ensure a successful transition from graduate school to a fulfilling career.
Drucker alumni may also contact the Drucker Career Development Office.
All CGU alumni have access to career events, job listings, and employer contacts through Handshake, the shared career management system of The Claremont College career offices. To set up your profile on Handshake, visit https://cgu.joinhandshake.com/login .
Preparing Future Faculty
The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program offers professional development opportunities for those interested in developing teaching skills and the capacity to lead others in learning in diverse settings. PFF programs and services (with the exception of official courses) are free to all CGU alumni.
If you are an experienced teacher looking to engage with a community of like-minded professionals or preparing for a career in any setting in which you will consult, coach, and lead others in learning, you might consider taking advantage of the many workshops, resources, and consulting services that PFF offers alumni. The PFF Certificate in College Teaching helps you develop pedagogical knowledge, skills, and capacities for teaching in post-secondary settings as well as a robust teaching portfolio that will serve you well in your job search and beyond.
You can’t control a job interview, but there is one thing you can control: how well you’re prepared. That’s why Claremont Graduate University partners with Big Interview. Created by one of the top interview coaches in the United States, Big Interview gives you cutting-edge information about interview best practices.
Professional Development Webinars
The Claremont Graduate University Alumni Association understands that life-long learning contributes to personal and professional growth. Our professional development webinars give alumni and students the chance to hear experts discuss topics that can help you maintain your competitive edge. Access them anywhere and as often as you’d like.
Claremont Graduate University proudly hosts invited talks featuring world-renowned speakers and notable alumni. Missed our latest amazing guest lecture? Peruse our video archive of invited talks and take advantage of the collective expertise that they offer.
Drucker School MBA Essentials
Created through a partnership between Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School of Management and Salesforce, the Learn Drucker School MBA Essentials Trail revolutionizes business curriculum by bringing educational content in management to a broad, varied audience. Enjoy this free course and discover Peter Drucker’s theories on management through an MBA-focused curriculum from the renowned Drucker School.
Loan Forgiveness and Payback Options
The CGU Financial Aid Office will continue to help you navigate financial aid even after you graduate. Set up an appointment to learn more about loan repayment and loan forgiveness options. Contact email@example.com to set up an appointment to discuss your options today.
Annual library borrowing cards for the Libraries of the Claremont Colleges are available to alumni at no charge. Alumni may request an alumni library card at the Honnold/Mudd Services Desk.
Center for Writing & Rhetoric
The Center for Writing & Rhetoric is committed to making writing and writing instruction an integral part of graduate education. The center is available to support alumni from all fields through individual consultations, video conferencing, online support, and workshops. It also offers Dissertation Boot Camps the second weekend of every month at which students dedicate time to crafting their dissertations and sharing tips and strategies with colleagues.
Tuition and Admission Application Discounts
Claremont Graduate University is committed to a flourishing community. It is a commitment that begins when a student is admitted, continues through graduation, and lasts throughout the alumni experience. We are excited to announce that starting in fall 2020, Claremont Graduate University is taking its commitment to flourishing and lifelong learning to another level. Alumni will be able to register for up to four units at no cost. This will give you the opportunity to hone a skill, develop a new one, or simply expand your thinking. You may take a course and earn a grade or audit one instead. The choice is yours.
This is a sampling of available classes:
- Ethics, Human Rights, and Diversity
- Drucker Philosophy
- Designing & Evaluating Positive Psychology
- Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
- Advanced Research Methods
Though not every school or program will participate in this inaugural effort, alumni from all disciplines are eligible.
Note: Per federal requirements, financial aid is NOT available to alumni and students in non-degree programs, such as Certificate programs.
Claremont Colleges Events
The Claremont Colleges offer a wide variety of cultural and community events to attend.
Alumni may request a transcript through the Registrar’s Office.
Alumni who wish to order a diploma may view the procedures for obtaining replacement diplomas on the Registrar’s Office pages. Individuals who graduated from The Claremont Graduate School and those who graduated from Claremont Graduate University will receive a diploma that says “Claremont Graduate University.”
Academic regalia may be ordered by graduates of CGU by contacting Susan Navarro, General Merchandise Specialist at Huntley Bookstore, 909-607-1503.
A variety of CGU memorabilia, including CGU sweatshirts, coffee cups, T-shirts, license plate frames, and diploma frames can be purchased through Huntley Bookstore. Visit the Huntley Bookstore website to order merchandise online.
As CGU alumni, you are automatically a member of the Claremont Graduate University Alumni Association and have access to insurance discounts through AAA.