Formerly Incarcerated Students & Scholars

Forge your own path. Embrace opportunities to propel yourself forward.

Welcome formerly incarcerated undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars! We are glad that you have found our website and encourage you to spend some time reviewing all that we have to offer.

Our website features tailored advice and resources to support your unique professional development needs. You will also find details about events and workshops specifically for formerly incarcerated students and scholars hosted by the Career Center. 

We recognize every student’s integrity and worth, and are here to offer support as you move forward. If you would like to get started, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our career counselors, attend a drop-in, or register for one of our many events.

Know Your Rights

The law generally prohibits employers from:

After making a job offer, employers are allowed to conduct a criminal history check. But under the law, employers cannot take back a job offer based on an applicant’s criminal history without going through …

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External Resources

Contact & Location

(310) 206-1915

Strathmore Building
2nd & 3rd Floors
501 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1573

Career Service Hours

Monday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm