For Alumni and Parents

Alumni & Parents

The Catherine Filene Shouse Center for Career Development and Experiential Education

Are you a Hood alumni who is ready to take that next step? The Career Center is here for YOU.

As a member of the Hood College alumni community, you have at your fingertips a dynamic resource. The Career Center is home to a dedicated staff of career counselors who will assist you in your job search. Whether you’re a new graduate looking to utilize your degree by landing that strategic ‘first job’ or a more seasoned graduate who is ready to make that next big move, the Career Center and its vast resources are only a connection away.

Here are just a few of the benefits available to Hood alumni at the Career Center:

  • Join an active community of alumni who want to mentor the next generation of Blazers by signing on to our new networking platform, Alumnifire
  • Explore unlimited opportunities via our integrative online job board, Handshake.
  • Learn how Hood’s Graduate Programs can help you achieve that next career jump.
  • Meet with one of our experienced career counselors to start developing your personalized job strategy!
  • Attend one of our upcoming information and networking events!

For Parents

Our mission is to work with our students throughout their time at Hood. We guide them through choosing a major, volunteering, internship options, graduate school process and ultimately finding a job. We are here to help them. In this page we have listed the resources we offer to our Hood College Students.

  • Choosing a major- Focus 2 - (Access Code = Blazer) is an online resource that allows you to find career direction based on your strengths and interests.

Would you like to be a parent who mentors a currently enrolled Hood College student or a young alum? If you are able to share information about your business or industry, offer a job shadowing opportunity, or give advice on resumes, interviewing, and networking, please join our community of those who want to support the next generation of Blazers. Sign on to our new alumni and student networking platform, Alumnifire 


Look no further than your alma mater; Hood has the dynamic employee or intern you’re looking for.  Whether seeking a graduate assistant, social media manager, or that next great innovator that will help transform your company from good to excellent, we’re excited to bring you the next generation of Hood. 

Contact the Career Center today to explore how we can connect you and your business with the right employee. Career Center staff are happy to help you post open positions or to develop internship and short-term project-based micro internship opportunities. Let Hood help you write your company’s next success story!

The Career Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and other times by appointment. Schedule an appointment by emailing

The Career Center is located on the second floor of the Apple Resource Center, adjacent to the Whitaker Campus Center. We look forward to helping you make the most of your Hood education and our connections!