"In Bridges, I developed my interviewing and resume writing skills."
"I discovered that leadership is my calling."“I gained insight into who I am and what my future goals are.”
"I feel prepared and ready for the future."“The assessments were very useful in helping me understand my interests.”
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?"
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:
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.
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.
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!
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
"For most, making decisions about what we want to do with our lives requires a fair amount of investigation and self-reflection."
"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."
"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!"