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Connect and Network with Alumni and Employers

Whether you are looking for your first job experience or have already established your career, building connections is key to moving forward. Connecting with Biola alumni, recruiters, and professionals that you admire will not only give you insight into potential career options, but can lead to job and internship opportunities. Utilize LinkedIn, Handshake and Career Center events on campus to expand your network and learn about employers, industries and opportunities. See below to get started.

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Attend an Event

Go to career fairs, employer informational meetings and other career-related events to learn about employers and career paths.

How to Prepare for a Career Expo

Develop Your Elevator Pitch

View Upcoming Events

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How to Research Companies

The purpose behind researching companies is to learn about different industries, professions, company mission and values, and industry trends. It is an opportunity to explore what is out there, what might interest you, and simply, to learn!

Guide to Researching Companies

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Informational Interviewing

Go beyond LinkedIn and set up conversations with professionals to learn more about their job, company and industry. Check out our Informational Interviewing Guide!

Informational Interviewing Guide

Networking Opportunities

Networking is a valuable aspect of the job-search process because it gives you access to industry knowledge and can lead to potential job opportunities. Use these networking opportunities to connect with professionals in and out of your circle.

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Events

Each semester, the Career Center hosts a number of events bringing career connections directly to you.

  • Fall and Spring Career Expos
  • Company tours
  • Industry and alumni panels
  • Recruiter-led workshops
  • And more!

Take a look at the events calendar to see what’s coming up!  

View Events Calendar

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LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the primary ways to find and connect with potential employers and professional mentors. Take the time to establish and develop your online presence so employers can easily learn about what makes you a valuable candidate. 

Learn more about how to get started on LinkedIn with this video.

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Handshake

Handshake is our internship and job search platform for students and alumni. 

  • Access — Access thousands of job and internship opportunities
  • Visibility — Expand your network to over 500,000 employers! Complete your profile to increase your visibility.
  • Personalized Content — Receive updates about events, jobs and internships relevant to your major.

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Biola Alumni Network

All over the world Biolans want to connect with each other. Moving to a new region? Looking to explore a new career field? Connect with a Biola alumni contact.

View Alumni Relations Website


Get Inspired

Not sure where to start? Check out the stories of Biola students and faculty sharing their career journeys.



Geoffrey Knopf
Geoffrey Knopf

Embedded Systems Software Engineer II, Raytheon
Engineering Physics, B.S. '16

Velena Jones
Velena Jones

News Reporter, KOIN-TV
Journalism, B.A. '12

Laura Renee Ingalls
Laura Renee Ingalls

Copywriter at One & All
English, B.A. '13