Thanksgiving Break is November 25-29, 2015

Dear Parents,

Ellen Masters, Director, Career Education and Vocational Reflection

Happy Fall! Believe it or not, it isn't too early for your son to be thinking about summer internships or post graduation plans, and we are eager to help your son as he navigates that process in the following ways:
  • Developing a plan for the future by following simple steps to success,
  • Preparing for the job, internship, and graduate school search process by
    o    Identifying his skills, values and interests that translate to majors and careers, 
    o    Researching careers by conducting informational interviews and reviewing Tiger Tracks,
    o    Networking with alumni and other personal contacts,
    o    Starting on his resume and job/internship search by encouraging him to schedule an appointment (by calling 434-223-6106) to meet with a career coach,
    o    Attending workshops, fairs and events and/or meeting with employers and graduate school representatives: Schedule of Events,
    o    Following us on Twitter and liking us on Facebook.   
The Annual Networking & Etiquette Dinner will take place on Wednesday, November 18th. During this event, Thomas Shomo '69 will present proper etiquette techniques, students can have a professional picture taken for use on LinkedIn, and network with alumni about various career fields. Seats are limited, so your son should register soon by calling 434-223-6106 or stopping by Bagby 209.  

We will be hosting the Fourth Annual Professional Development Institute on Sunday and Monday, January 10-11. Students are invited to participate in a variety of professional development activities such as networking with President Howard, Hampden-Sydney alumni, and peers, a Human Resource Panel of Professionals, Tiger Tracks Live round table discussions, and a formal dinner. Please encourage your son to register by November 13. Seats are limited.  

Finally, there are various ways you can support your son and his fellow Tigers, both in person and from a distance. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you and your employer, as we are constantly searching for successful individuals working in a variety of fields who are willing to share their valuable gifts by
  • Sharing information about H-SC's Campus Recruiting program with your Human Resources department, if you are not personally in a position to hire, 
  • Posting job/internship opportunities for students by calling 434-223-6106, emailing, or visiting us online.
As the fall semester nears winter break, we wish you and your son all the best!

Forming Good Men and Good Citizens through Career Education and Vocational Reflection,

Ellen Masters, Director
Jennifer Allen, Recruitment Coordinator
Becca Snyder, Associate Director

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Fall at Hampden-Sydney CollegeSome Men, a play by Terrence McNally, will be presented November 19-21 at 8:00 p.m. in Winston Hall.

Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday, November 25 - Sunday, November 29. We wish you all safe travels.

Student Health Services in the Wellness Center is open for clinic hours on a walk-in basis during the regular academic year from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The College Physician is available to see students at 7:30 - 9:00 a.m., Monday - Friday.

The Tree Lighting will take place on November 30. This community-wide event will include carols led by the Acousticals.


Hampden-Sydney College Tree LightingLessons and Carols, December 3 at 7:30 p.m., is a festive evening of readings and music with the Hampden-Sydney Men's Chorus. 

Academic Services at Hampden-Sydney provide your son with the assistance he needs to achieve his academic goals. It's not too late to encourage him to utilize all we have to offer!

Last day of classes is December 8.

Final Exams begin December 11 and end December 16.

Winter Break begins after your son's last exam. Students report back to campus January 12, and spring semester classes begin January 13. 

Hampden-Sydney Men in the News:

Student Interns Find Unique Opportunities in D.C.

Caleb Bowyer '16 Interns at the Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake

Zachary Martin '17 Dedicates Summer to Medical Research

Joseph Lantagne '16 Gains Global Perspective Through Internship

Tim Morgan '16 Interns in West Africa

Lawrence Bowers '16 Spends Summer in New York and Beijing

Robert Harriss '16 Teaches in Miami College Readiness Program

Holden McLemore '16 Interns with Fulbright Commission in Prague

Spencer Wiles '15 Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Linh Nguyen '16 and Samuel Sheffield '17 Bring Supercomputing to H-SC

Alex Abbott '17 Examines Material World and Beyond in Summer Research 

Biology Research Students Stephen Woodall '15 and Travis Goodloe '16 Honored

John Wirges '15 and Aaron Gilani '15 Attend McDonald Cadet Leadership Conference

Two Students to Participate in Teach for America

Students Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa

Inductions Into Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

Pre-Health Students Selected for Centra Shadowing Program

Students Elected to ODK Honor Society

Adam Witham '16 Talks About Hilary Term at Oxford

Student Program Inspires Brian Collins '15 to Donate Bone Marrow

Stephen Woodall '15 Conducting Cancer Research 

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