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Launched in 2012, C3: Hollins Career Connection Conference is an annual event bringing alumnae and students together. Alumnae share how they translated their liberal arts education into satisfying careers. They also provide students with tips, tools, and tricks of the trade to land that first job. Students attend panels, workshops, and other presentations, and they have the opportunity to network with alumnae who are well positioned to help them find internships and jobs.
"The interns are all spectacular! I don't know how we will function when they go back to Hollins. Thank you for letting UBS borrow your students for the month of January. They get better and brighter every year."
- Holly Hendrix '75, UBS Financial Services, former President of Hollins Alumnae Association
The Hollins Career Center can be a valuable resource for alumnae/i looking for assistance with locating a new job, polishing up your resume, or even just getting a little advice. Visit the Career Center for information on Career Center services, trends in the current job market, and help with planning for your next step.
To help you build a successful career and job search strategy, the Alumnae Relations office and Career Center are pleased to offer a new resource for you: an Online Career Speaker Series for Hollins alumnae/i, at no cost to you.
We'll deliver the nation’s top career authors and experts right to your computer for live webinars. In addition to the live webinars, alumnae/i also have access to the webinar recordings and PDFs of their presentations anytime, via any device.
Webinars are held on the first Wednesday of each month, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST.
Our speakers include:
Date Author Speaker Focus
February 5 Richard Bolles Career Exploration
March 5 Dr. Ivan Misner Networking
April 2 Al Duncan Leadership
May 7 Susan Whitcomb Twitter
June 4 John Boyd Job Search
Over and over, alumnae tell Hollins how much they want to help their alma mater, to share their expertise, to share their stories with prospective students and others, and to give back to an institution that has meant so much to them. As a result, engaging our alumnae network is a cornerstone of the strategic plan, “Connecting Liberal Arts Education and Experience to Achieve Results,” approved by the Board of Trustees in May 2013. One of the plan’s major initiatives is to engage alumnae to help prepare students for lives of leadership and service to others.
The inaugural Career Connection Conference (C3) was one of our first efforts to bring alumnae to campus to share career advice and serve as mentors to our students. In 2012, more than 50 successful alumnae met with some 500 students to talk about their career experiences and to begin to welcome our students into a Hollins network of diverse women who have been successful in a wide array of fields. On October 10, 2013, we welcomed double the number of alumnae who shared their career experiences to help students be better prepared for life after Hollins.
Under the leadership of Judy Lambeth ’73, the National Steering Committee is working to expand the internship opportunities available to students. Under the leadership of Holly Hendrix ’75 and Suzy Mink ’74, targeted efforts are under way to expand alumnae-sponsored internships in metropolitan New York City and Washington, D.C., with other areas to follow.
We encourage all alumnae to get involved in this important effort to support Hollins and today's students. If you or someone you know can:
Please contact the Career Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 362-6364.
If your company has job openings, post them on the Career Center's LinkedIn group. Students and other alumnae can view them and respond to you directly!
Look for a job or post job openings from your company on Hollins's HUCareers on the Experience network.
If you have not yet registered, please contact the Career Center to find out how to log in: email@example.com or (540) 362-6364.
Whether you have sponsored a Hollins student as an intern, housed a student during J-term, or provided invaluable career advice and mentoring to our students, your efforts are greatly appreciated. Hollins graduates have a competitive edge in the job market and in graduate/professional school admission, and this is due in no small part to your investment of your time and talent. You have made a tremendous difference in the lives of the newest generation of "women going places." Thank you for providing such an incredible service to our community.