Congratulations, you are a senior! It can be exciting and scary to think of life off The Hill and in the 'real world.' If you take advantage of our resources, you'll be much better prepared for success.

  • Start with the senior checklist and figure out what you can do to get where you want!
  • Are you still tossing around ideas of possible careers? Start making connections between your education and careers.
  • Find out what you can do with your major by looking at our Tiger Tracks

    • Tiger Tracks help build the gap between majors HSC offers and your possible career interests by creating a road map of classes, extracurricular activities, and alumni connections to help you chase your dream

  • Learn how to tailor your resume and cover letter

    • Be sure to tailor your resume and cover letter to the specific job or internship for which you are applying

  • Building your network of professional contacts is essential

    • Start the process of getting to know people and building relationships that are mutually beneficial with the goal of gaining greater knowledge about career paths and organizations

  • Think graduate school may be an option? Applications are usually due at the end of Fall and beginning of Spring semesters, so start researching now.

    • Take into consideration different schools and programs, the timeline of this process, entrance exams, financial aid and more

  • Begin searching for jobs early, even in the Fall semester

    • Break this process down into steps: assess, research, prepare and search

  • Start preparing for interviews early with these tips and tricks

    • Practice the do's and dont's of interviews and remember to always dress for success

  • Learn the value of professionalism, and don't let a great opportunity slip by

    • Be aware of some important criteria as you begin your new opportunity

Life after Hampden-Sydney College