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

Frederick Rescue Mission Trip

Civic Engagement is the Hood Way!

Make the most of your Fall Break by helping others to have a safe and comfortable home. Make the trip to Brunswick, MD on Monday, Oct. 15 to finish a Habitat for Humanity home. Painting, landscaping, and light cleanup will help make this a dream home for a family in need.

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

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

Upcoming Events

  • Frederick Rescue Mission Service Trip, Oct. 22, 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.; Frederick Rescue Mission
  • Daybreak Adult Day Services, Oct.. 24, 1-2 p.m.; Daybreak Center

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

Programs for Graduate Students

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...

Upcoming Graduate Programs




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.