The Ferguson Career Center offers career coaching sessions and workshops to help students navigate the journey from exploring a career to finding a job. Attend quick advising sessions, reserve an interview room, attend an event, or browse our career resources in Handshake.

Schedule an Appointment

Call: (434) 223-6106 | Email: or
Visit the Ferguson Career Center in the Brown Student Center
Schedule an Appointment on Handshake


Office Hours: Monday-Friday | 9 am-4:30 pm

Career Services

Visit the Ferguson Career Center and we can help you with

  • Career exploration
  • Career competencies
  • Resumes, cover letters, online profiles
  • Networking
  • Interviewing
  • Job or internship search
  • Graduate school search


Handshake is the ultimate career recruiting platform for students.

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Finding a job and building a career can be daunting. Handshake is here to help. Whether 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.

Please log in and complete your profile. The more information we know about you, the better we can communicate with you specifically about internships and jobs in the field and location of your choice.

You may opt for the “Single Sign-On” (SSO) option, and enjoy safe, simple access to the platform from any secure identity or device.

Handshake HELP

How do I access Handshake?
Sign in to Handshakewith your Hampden-Sydney user ID and password. We encourage you to complete your profile in order in order to get the best job recommendations, messages, and events that matter to you.

Handshake has a number of tutorials and a great support team. Below are quick resources to help you get started with Handshake.

What do I do if some of my profile information is incorrect?
Much of your information is brought over from the our databases, which comes straight from the Registrar. We recommend connecting with the Registrar's office to be sure your information is correct. For additional questions, please contact

How do I find events and information sessions in Handshake?
Information sessions and career workshops can be found by clicking "Events" from the lefthand menu. Career fairs can be found by clicking "Fairs" from the lefthand menu.

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If you need help finding an internship, the Career Center can help you find one - come visit us, schedule an appointment, or explore Handshake!

We also offer internship scholarships for current students who have obtained summer experiential learning opportunities, but may not otherwise be able to participate due to financial constraints.


Micro-Internships - New!

What is a Micro-Internship?
Micro-internships are short-term, paid, professional projects posted by employers across a wide range of industries. Projects require 5 to 40 hours of total work and can be completed remotely. New opportunities are posted on a rolling basis.

What are the benefits of a Micro-Internship?

  • Learn and hone the skills employers look for when recruiting for traditional internships and full-time positions
  • Explore new industries and potential career paths without a major commitment
  • Build relationships with employers by demonstrating your skills and abilities in substantive projects
  • Quickly add great experiences to your resume while getting paid!

How do I get started?
To begin exploring, simply create a profile here. Creating a profile takes just a few minutes, and from there, you’re a couple of clicks away from seeing the opportunities! If you are selected for a Micro-Internship, you will receive an email about how to contact the employer to discuss dates and details about your micro-internship project.

Micro-Internships website

Graduate School Agreements

Hampden-Sydney leverages its connections - formal and informal - with renowned graduate programs in economics and business, engineering, leadership and public affairs, and medicine.

Graduate Agreements

Fellowship Advising

Fellowships are nationally competitive awards for graduate study, personal enrichment, travel, and research for undergraduates. These awards recognize excellence, initiative, and a drive to make an impact in the world.

Fellowship Advising


Career Preparation

Because liberal arts education stresses breadth of learning rather than narrow specialization, Hampden-Sydney students are prepared for a variety of career choices from business and engineering to medicine and law.

Career Preparation

Career Tiger Tracks

Tiger Tracks are designed to help students chart a course to his career goals, providing a roadmap of classes, extracurricular activities, resources, and alumni connections.

Career Tiger Tracks

Find Your Passion

Hampden-Sydney provides resources to reflect upon who you are most authentically, what you value most deeply, and what the world needs from you. Find your passion...