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.
Visit the Ferguson Career Center and we can help you with
Resumes, cover letters, online profiles
Job or internship search
Graduate school search
Handshake is the ultimate career recruiting platform for students.
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,
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.
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.
Tips Handshake has a number of tutorials and a great support team. Below are quick resources to help you get started with Handshake.
Help Center (support articles, quick videos, content for students)
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
H-SC’s Fall 2021 Virtual Career Fair 10/18 ∙ 10am–2pm
If you have a former employer, parent, or family friend interested in recruiting H-SC students, please refer them to the Career Center.
Career Center Blog - New!
Check the Career Center blog regularly for information on developing your interview skills, creating a cover letter, finding a job or an internship, writing your resume, and getting the most out of our career recruiting platform, Handshake.
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