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

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Civic Engagement is the Hood Way!

Join your fellow Blazers each week as we participate in service activities to benefit our community and learn about careers that make a difference. Gather in the Career Center to meet your group, transportation is provided!

Upcoming Trips Include:

  • Daybreak Adult Day Services - Wed., March 20, 1 - 2 p.m., Daybreak Adult Services: Spend time conversing with elderly citizens, participating in active games, playing cards, and making crafts.
  • Blessings in a Backpack - Fri., March 22, 9 - 10 a.m., Whittier Elementary School: Help fill over 300 backpacks for children in need of food over the weekend. Additional trips taking place on March 8 and March 15.

For more information and to participate, contact Bre Hardwood at (301) 696-371, or

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Graduate Students - Just for You

The Career Center has resources to help graduate students with job transitions and job searches. Whether you need help with your resume, finding positions, or preparing for an interview, call (301) 696-3583 or visit Handshake to make an appointment. Click here to get started...

Looking for information on companies that work with OPT and H1B Visas click here to access our Tips For International Job Seekers handout.


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.

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Field Trip to Mount Olivet Cemetery

Field Trip to Mount Olivet Cemetery Undergraduate Student

A Spanish class field trip to Mount Olivet Cemetery explored how Frederick deals with memory and history compared to Spain.

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