Career preparation at Hollins takes on many different forms—internships, workshops, and everything in between. It’s these experiences that give our students the confidence and perspective to put their professional lives in motion. Whether you pursue a career in the boardroom, classroom, or lab, you’ll leave here as a leader.

First Year

Your First Year

Your First Year
Second Year

Your Second Year

Your Second Year
  • Meet with a career counselor to discuss career possibilities for your major.
  • Update and review your print materials and social media profiles.
  • Continue your internship search and application process.
  • Work with the international programs office to explore study abroad options.
  • Attend C3: Career Connection Conference and other Career Center programs.
  • Set up a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.
  • Job shadow an alumna or family friend, or set up an informational interview during school breaks.
Third Year

Your Third Year

Your Third Year
  • Study abroad.
  • Take part in co-ops, internships, or career-related employment.
  • Meet with a Career Center staff member to narrow your career directions and learn how to translate extracurricular activities into job skills.
  • Continue to [develop your resume] (/compass/build-a-strong-resume/) and cover letter.
  • Build your professional network.
  • Investigate the center’s graduate school manual.
  • Attend C3: Career Connection Conference.
  • Continue informational interviewing to expand your network.
  • Schedule a mock interview with the Career Center to get ready for the real deal.
Fourth Year

Your Fourth Year

Your Fourth Year

Explore Directions

Explore Directions

If you’re just starting to consider your path, we can help to map it out. Find ways to define your interests and harness your skills. They’ll go a long way toward enhancing your qualifications.

Find Inspiration

Find Inspiration

There are numerous ways we can help you present yourself, your skills and to stand out among the crowd.

Transition Strong

Transition Strong

Now’s the time to take your knowledge and apply it to your life outside of your previous four years. Career Compass connects you to jobs and internships through recruiters, our alumnae network, graduate school advising and more.

Amazing Outcomes

Meet Hilla

“My time at the World Digital Library was very fascinating! From working in the cerebral environment of the Library of Congress to taking time to appreciate the rich culture of Washington D.C., this J-term experience was ideal. I never ceased to be impressed by the ‘bigger picture’ of the work I did.”