• 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?"

    HOW TO REGISTER?  

    Include GSTD 1400 for Bridges or GSTD 3010 for Piper to Professional in your class registration!

    Bridges Beginning of Course Evaluation
    Bridges End of Course Evaluation

    WHAT HAPPENS IN THE BRIDGES SCHOLARS 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!

    Classroom Presentation Request Form

    Don't Cancel Class!

    If you are unavailable to teach a class, contact the CDC instead of cancelling! Based on availability, a staff member may come to your class and deliver a workshop relevant to your students' interests.

    We recommend you submit this request THREE weeks in advance so we can create the best workshop possible to meet your needs.
     
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  • Joan Ostergren - Career Development Center

    Meet the Career Counselor

    "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 

  • Christine Jensen

    Meet the Career Counselor

    "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 Francis