• Career Development Center

  • Questions?

    BRIDGES SCHOLARS:

    Sherrie Fernandez-Williams
    Bridges Program Director 

    Email Sherrie 
    651-523-3071

    PIPER TO PROFESSIONAL:

    Christine Jensen
    Career Counselor

    Email Christine
    651-523-2064

    Joan Ostergren
    Sr. Career Counselor

    Email Joan
    651-523-2882

  • Students learn job searching skills in Bridges Scholars coursesStudents learn about themselves and their goals in Bridges ScholarsBridges Scholars helps students understand their interests

    Student Testimonials

    \"In Bridges, I developed my interviewing and resume writing skills.\" 
  • Career Courses 

    Bridges Scholars (GSTD 1400)

    The Bridges Scholars course is a 4-credit class that engages undergraduate students in career and vocational exploration and planning. Bridges Scholars engage in the ongoing process of exploration and decision-making around the question, "What will I do with my life?"

    WHAT HAPPENS IN THE BRIDGES SHOLARS PROGRAM?

    The Bridges Scholars course fosters the discovery of vocation through reflection, skill development, active listening, and the formation of supportive relationships. Students attend class and participate in activities, discussions, and assignments where they:

    • Explore their talents, passions, and values
    • Gain practical career and job search skills
    • Learn to effectively write and speak about their skills and goals
    • Ask the hard questions about who they want to be and what they want to do with their life
    • Avoid the "I don't know what I want to do!" panic

    Bridges Scholars are given the opportunity to take personality and aptitude tests, incorporate interest assessments into career planning, apply networking skills to "real world" situations, and participate in reflective exercises for the purpose of developing self-understanding. 

    Piper to Professional (GSTD 3010) 

    The Career Development Center is introducing a new course this January aimed towards juniors and seniors who will soon be entering the professional world. Piper to Professional: Essential Skills for Career Success is a 4-credit course designed to help Hamline students develop their personal brand and learn how to market their skills to potential employers.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN THE PIPER TO PROFESSIONAL COURSE?

    Students will increase their knowledge and confidence around networking and will develop a professional online presence. Students will learn the importance of professionalism and will gain the skills necessary to compete in today's job market.

    Register via Piperline during the J-term registration period. Space is limited to 20 students!

  • Stay on track!
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    Career planning is a journey, and the Career Development Center is here to help you every step of the way. Use this guide as a way to stay on track with your career planning during your time at Hamline.
  • Meet the Bridges Director
    Bridges Prog Director

    "For most, making decisions about what we want to do with our lives requires a fair amount of investigation and self-reflection."

    --Sherrie Fernandez-Williams

  • Meet the Career Counselor
    Joan Ostergren - Career Development Center

    "Career Development is an ongoing process. Each new job or experience helps individuals learn more about their skills, talents and values. I enjoy helping students and alums evaluate their current situation and identify steps that will help them find jobs and careers which align with their passions and lifestyles."  

    --Joan Ostergren 

  • Meet the Career Counselor
    Christine Jensen

    "I really enjoy helping individuals learn more about themselves and identify key components for a fulfilling career. Career development is a process that is always evolving and can take time- the sooner you start, the better!"

    --Christine Jensen