Career Exploration and Civic Engagement

Career Exploration & Civic Engagement

Get Involved! Explore your future career while helping in the community!

Get Involved! Explore your future career while helping in the community!

Why should you get involved in civic engagement?

  • A great résumé builder; makes your skills and accomplishments stand out 

  • Narrow down your career path- confirm or refute what you may be thinking of pursuing

  • It encourages: time management skills, teamwork, professional job skills

  • Reduces stress, helps to create a connection with the community, and proven to be healthier

  • Focus-2 – A self-paced, online career and education planning tool for college students (Access Code = Blazer)

  • My Plan Values Assessment - free online assessment that matches industries and jobs to your personal and work values

  • What Can I Do With This Major? - Exploration tool providing information on what careers naturally flow from more than 70 different majors

  • Alumnifire - An online networking platform that allows you to connect with Hood graduates to learn about career fields, occupations, career pathways, and practice interview with experienced professionals

Places to Volunteer:

  • American Red Cross 

  • Advanced Biofuels USA 

  • Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County 

  • Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic 

  • Community Living, Inc. 

  • Daybreak Adult Day Services 

  • Frederick Police Department 

  • Frederick Rescue Mission 

  • Girls on the Run Frederick County 

  • Habitat for Humanity 

  • Hood College Alternative Breaks 

  • Interfaith Housing Alliance

  • Literacy Council of Frederick County, Inc. 

  • Million Women Mentors

  • Mission of Mercy 

  • Peace Corps 

  • Second Street and Hope 

  • The ARC of Frederick County 

  • The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs 

  • 4K for Cancer - Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults 

  • United Way

  • Wags for Hope 

  • here to see many more!