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!

Handshake Homepage

Get Started With Handshake

From career and internship fairs to chats with employers, workshops on job searches, resumes, and interviewing, find a complete list in Handshake. Search hundreds of internships and job postings or book an appointment with a career counselor. Use your Hood email address and regular email password to access the system. Alumni, request special access to the system through the login page. Want to learn more? Watch this video.

For additional support, email careers@hood.edu.

Spring 2023 Internships

Spring 2023 Internships

Employers are searching for Spring 2023 interns!  If you are a student seeking an internship, we can help you with the process and paperwork to earn academic credit. Career counselors are available to help you during Career Center hours of operation, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. till 5 p.m., evening hours by appointment. To register for an internship, it is necessary for students to make a Career Center appointment. Visit Handshake or email Bre Harwood at harwood@hood.edu to make an appointment.

Career Closet

News You Can Use!

Do you need an outfit to wear to a career fair, internship, or job interview? The Career Center is here to help. Visit the Career Closet to find a wide variety of styles and sizes. Email careers@hood.edu to make an appointment to consult with a career counselor. 

Hire a Blazer!

Hire a Blazer!

Do you need exceptional people to fill jobs, internships, project-based micro internships, or volunteer opportunities? Let us connect you with talented undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni with the skills you need to move your business, government agency, or nonprofit organization forward!  

  • To recruit students or alumni, contact Maura Page, Employer Relations Manager, at page@hood.edu
  • To find an intern or to develop a micro internship, email careers@hood.edu.
  • To meet students interested in volunteer or internship opportunities, contact Bre Harwood, Career Programs Manager, at harwood@hood.edu.

The Career Center is excited to connect students with Blazer alumni!  If you are a Hood College graduate, who would like to recruit students for employment, internships, or volunteering, let us know!

Alumnifire - Hood College's New Alumni Networking Platform for Students

Hood College's All-New Alumni Networking Platform - Alumnifire

Join Hood College's new social media networking platform Alumnifire and connect with Hood graduates waiting to help you. Alumnifire makes it easy to find Hood graduates who are invested in your success! Sign up today!

  • Get career advice from professionals in a variety of fields
  • Find a mentor
  • Have an industry expert review your resume
  • Let an alum help you with an introduction or networking
  • Find job shadowing opportunities

Signing up is free and easy. Click here to become part of Hood's Alumnifire network https://hood.alumnifire.com/.

What Can I Do With My Major?

What Kind of Careers Can I Have With My Major?

Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, What Can I Do With This Major? is a website that will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research through the websites provided.

CareerShift

Kick-Start Your Job Search

The Career Center recommends a variety of job search strategies and tools. CareerShift seeks out hard to find postings and offers organizational features to help you keep track of your applications and searches that provide the best results. This resource is available to both currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students as well as Hood College alumni.  Setting up an account only takes a few minutes and tutorials are offered as part of the product.  Be sure to use your Hood College email address to gain access to CareerShift.

The Career Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. till 5 p.m. Evening sessions by appointment. Need help with your job search? Contact us at careers@hood.edu.

 

Graduate School

Graduate Students - Just for You

The Career Center is open to meet your needs Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m., other times available by appointment. 

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, email careers@hood.edu, 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. 

Parker Dewey Micro-Internships

New For You - Paid Micro-Internship Opportunities

Innovative companies across industries are using Micro-Internships to identify, connect, engage, and hire high potential college students and recent graduates. These short-term, paid, experiences can help you:

  • explore careers and new ways to use your major
  • build your resume with meaningful work
  • grow your network as you get to know potential future employers
  • offer you income while you develop a portfolio that demonstrates your skills and abilities

Create a profile, search for opportunities, and apply all through Hood's Parker Dewey site.  Find projects in social media, data clean-up, competitor and product research, content creation, and more. Click here to get started! 

55%

of graduating seniors engaged in experiential education last year.

750+

students sought out individual career counseling during the academic year

Frederick County map

100+ Frederick County businesses hosted interns in 2017.

Chris Haugh

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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