Catherine Filene Shouse Center for Career Development & Experiential Education



We're here to help! Use the tools of the Career Center to explore possible majors and the world of work. Discover civic engagement, internships, and employment opportunities. Begin preparing for your future today!

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Handshake is here!

Use this state-of-the-art career management platform to view and register for Career Center events, schedule an appointment with a career counselor, or search for jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities. It's easy! Just use your Hood College email address to login to the system.  Don't have a Hood email? No problem, you can create a new account. For additional information, call (301) 696-3583 or email

Federal Jobs Workshop

September Career Center Events

  • Lunch & Learn - Squire, Lemkin + Co., Sept. 19, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m., Coblentz Dining Hall
  • NASA Develop Webinar, Sept. 20, 1 - 2 p.m., Hodson Science Building Rm. 131
  • Federal Job Workshop, Sept. 25, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Dreiling Seminar Room - Coblentz Hall
  • Lunch & Learn - Federal Civilian Jobs, Sept. 26, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m., Coblentz Dining Hall
  • Passion & Profession Panel Discussion, Sept. 27, 7 - 9 p.m., Whitaker Commons
  • Pre-register for Lunch & Learn events in Handshake to reserve your free lunch!
  • Click Here to see a complete list of events.....
Walk Strong Event

Civic Engagement is the Hood Way!

Join your fellow Blazers each week as we participate in service activities to benefit our community while we learning about careers that make a difference.

Gather in the Career Center to meet your group, transportation is provided!

Upcoming Events

  • Blessings in a Backpack, Sept. 14, 9-10 a.m.; Monocacy Elementary School
  • Daybreak Adult Day Services, Sept. 19, 1-2 p.m.; Daybreak Center
  • Frederick Rescue Mission Service Trip, Sept. 24, 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.; Frederick Rescue Mission

Click here to see a schedule of weekly events ...


of graduating seniors engaged in experiential education last year.


students sought out individual career counseling during the academic year

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100+ Frederick County businesses hosted interns in 2017.