A Hampden-Sydney man will begin his career earning more than graduates from other institutions. But we don't just prepare men for successful work; we prepare them for successful lives. We give them the gift of high expectations and the confidence to meet them.

That's why our Graduate Outcomes prove that "You can do anything with a degree from Hampden-Sydney College."

A Hampden-Sydney man will begin his career earning more than graduates from other institutions. Forbes and Time's MONEY have included Hampden-Sydney among the top colleges for value and alumni success, and The Wall Street Journal ranks Hampden-Sydney College among the top 10 schools in the nation for career preparation. At Hampden-Sydney, we prepare men not just for successful work, but for successful lives. So before we assist in career development, we lead our men in an exploration of personal calling. We give them the gift of high expectations and the confidence to meet them.

We offer students career coaching sessions and weekly workshops on Thursdays to help you navigate the journey from exploring a career to finding a job. Schedule an appointment, attend an event, or just browse our career resources!

Make an Appointment

(434) 223-6106
Ferguson Career Center, Brown Student Center

Once an appointment is scheduled, you are expected to hold that commitment. If you need to reschedule because of a conflict, please call the office number above with advanced notice. We hold all of our students to the same professional standards as one would be held to outside of Hampden-Sydney.

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A liberal arts education is an underrated tool in preparing young people to lead in a diverse world. In my first professional jobs, I became keenly aware ... of the benefits of having a broader, more inclusive education than my peers. It gave me a great sense of confidence that allowed me to step up and put myself out there when an opportunity presented itself.

Taylor Smack ‘97, CEO & President, Blue Mountain Brewery, Inc.

Social Media Tools

H-SC on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/school/25659

Facebook: www.facebook.com/hsccareers

Twitter: @hsccareers

Instagram: @hsccareers

Handshake Network Tool

Handshake small logo iconWhether you're looking for an internship, full-time job or don't know where to begin, you can use Handshake to

  • discover employers and opportunities,
  • submit applications,
  • find career education resources, and
  • connect with alumni at Hampden-Sydney College events.

Find Your Passion

Part of Hampden-Sydney's mission is not simply to prepare students to make a living, but to live a life. The Career Center provides resources for you to reflect upon who you are most authentically, what you value most deeply, and what the world needs from you. We can help you think about your passion.

Find Your Passion

Career Fair

Spring H-SC Career Fair

Friday, February 22nd
10 AM to 2 PM
FREE for students 
professional dress required

If you have a former employer, parent, or family friend interested in recruiting H-SC students, please refer them to Stephanie Joynes, Director of the Ferguson Career Center. We will have students from Hampden-Sydney College, Sweet Briar College, University of Lynchburg and Randolph College in attendance. 
Contact the Career Center if you are interested in attending.

Career Fair Student Page

Career Fair Employer Page

Alumni Career Services

We want to continue to build on the Hampden-Sydney tradition of success with you after graduation. If you need career advice, call, e-mail, or visit us. We can assist you with your resume, help you get connected with other H-SC alumni, and provide guidance on a number of other career issues.

Want to recruit a fellow alumnus or current student?
Send a job description detailing the position, experience requirements, company details, and salary information to sjoynes@hsc.edu. We can post positions for new and recent graduates on Handshake, our online job board.  We will also post and share positions for more experienced individuals through various mediums shared by the Career Center and Alumni Relations Offices.

How else can you support our office? We value contributions of your time and experience to our students. Whether you offer your time for informational interviews, serve as a mentor, or simply give guidance your time and expertise is greatly appreciated. For more information on connecting with current Tigers, contact the Ferguson Career Center at (434) 223-6106.

Social Media Tools
Join the H-SC Alumni Association group on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/50194
Follow the Ferguson Career Center on www.facebook.com/hsccareers and on Twitter @hsccareers.

    Employer Services

    To find out how you can connect with Tigers at our annual Hire A Tiger career fair, look at our upcoming Career Fair opportunities.

    Hampden-Sydney College, the tenth-oldest college in the nation, is dedicated to forming "good men and good citizens." The college prides itself on educating well-rounded men who, through an in-depth rhetoric program and core curriculum, learn how to think critically and communicate effectively. Employers praise our students' integrity and ability to write. Hampden Sydney's Ferguson Career Center  is dedicated to supporting our students and alumni in whatever path they choose to pursue. "You can do anything with a degree from Hampden-Sydney" is our motto. We nurture our partnerships with employers in a variety of ways, including:

    • Tailored, branded information sessions and other on-campus events to find your next Tiger Talent
    • Handshake: our job/internship posting board for advertising positions
    • Interview rooms for on-campus, video, and phone interviews

    Let us help you find your next talent and Hire A Tiger! Call us at 434-223-6106. If you are visiting H-SC, please let us help you plan your stay.

      Faculty Advisors

      Career Center in the Classroom
      We are happy to partner with you, and present to your class on a variety of career education topics. If you need to be out - don't cancel that class! Let us present. Contact us about presenting!

      You play a key role in the lives of Hampden-Sydney students.  We want you to be 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. We offer services and resources such as:

      • Career Library (Brown 209): students can check out books for advice on choosing a major, interviewing, networking, and researching graduate schools, among other topics. We also offer study books for the GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, DAT and the PCAT.
      • Individualized career advising
      • Workshops about career exploration, resumes and cover letters, job and internship searching, and more.
      • Visits from recruiting employers and graduate schools
      • Resources such as Handshake and Internships.com, which offer students access to hundreds of internships and job opportunities
      • Alumni networking programs
      • Job and Internship Fairs

      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 leads to more informed career decisions.


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      Student Experience

      R. Tyler Whitley ’59

      R. Tyler Whitely '59 retires from more than 50 years as a reporter, over 30 of them covering politics for The Richmond Times Dispatch. 

      R. Tyler Whitley ’59

      Ferguson Career Center

      Stephanie Joynes, Director of the Ferguson Career Center
      Brown Student Center | P.O. Box  607
      Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
      Phone (434) 223-6325 | Fax (434) 223-6347

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