Bagby Hall, room 209
P.O. Box 607
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
The Bortz Library houses 250,000 volumes, 200 print periodicals, several thousand online periodicals, and the Fuqua Technology Commons.
Faculty and Advisors
You play a key role in the lives of Hampden-Sydney students. We want to make sure you are fully informed about the work of our office, and how it can help your students.
What Do We Do?
Our goal is to advise, inform, and prepare Hampden-Sydney men for life after college. As they become "good men and good citizens" we help them balance their liberal arts education with their interests and strengths. Our office is a tremendous resource for students. We offer services and resources such as:
- Career Resource Library: Our library is filled with books and periodicals that have advice on choosing a major, interviewing successfully, networking appropriately, and researching graduate schools, among other topics. Students can check out books from our library.
- Individual career counseling
- Workshops about career development issues
- Recruitment visits from employers and graduate schools
- Resources such as TigerConnections and Internships.com, which offer students access to hundreds of internships and job opportunities
- Alumni networking programs
- Job and Internship Fairs
- And many more things-just look around the other parts of our website!
How Can Students Access Our Services?
- To make an appointment: students can call us at (434) 223-6106, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. They may also stop by the 2nd floor of Bagby Hall.
- Our workshops and events are listed on the main College calendar. Just select the Career Education and Vocational Reflection Office filter to view them all.
- You can check out a variety of links and opportunities at our Facebook and Twitter pages.
What Are Our Major Events?
- Challenge Job and Internship fair, typically held in November in Lynchburg
- Job Fairs at Longwood every fall and spring
- The Professional & Graduate School Fair as well as Diversity Career Day at the University of Virginia, held in the fall.
- Our fall Etiquette Dinner
- Our spring Alumni Expo
- Our Sears Internship Stipends, typically awarded in late spring semester
How Can You Help?
- Get to know your students' interests for life after college. Can they be incorporated into the class?
- Develop ways for students to tangibly engage with classroom learning through group field experiences and projects.
- Encourage active self reflection and vigorous debate of ideas. These can help students make the connection to their own interests, beliefs, and passions, which can lead to greater career knowledge.
Liberal Arts and Careers Resources
- H-SC Official Policy on Internships (students must also get a form from the Registrar's Office)
- National Association of Colleges and Employers Position Statement on Internships
(please note the section on "Standards to Define an Experience as an Internship")
- Recorded webinar on the new format of the GRE for 2011 and beyond
- Our Four Year Plan
- Majors and Career Handout
- Graduate Destinations
- Choosing a Major
- Bridging the Gap Between Liberal Arts and Career Services Part 1
- Bridging the Gap Between Liberal Arts and Career Services Part 2
- Bridging the Gap Between Liberal Arts and Career Services Part 3