• Career Development Center

  • Contact Us   

    Hamline University
    Career Development Center
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    Phone: 651-523-2302
    Fax: 651-523-3085

    Office Location:
    Drew Science, 113

    Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m - 5 p.m.

    Drop-In Hours:
    Tuesdays: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
    Wednesdays: 3 - 4:30 p.m.

    Note: Drop-in hours are reserved for Undergraduate students only.

  • JobShadowing

    Networking and Informational Interviews

    Networking is the most important strategy for developing a career plan and effectively landing a job or internship. Networking is not just about who you know, but who knows you. The majority of positions are found through networking; spend time networking and conducting informational interviews to be most successful. Hamline Career Link’s Piper Connect and LinkedIn.com are two great resources to get started.

    Piper Connect

    Piper Connect is a database comprised of Hamline alumni and employers who have agreed to be contacted by current students with questions or requests for informational interviews. Piper Connect provides an opportunity for you to connect with professionals about their educational and career experiences. We currently have over 600 members! Login to Hamline Career Link to access Piper Connect.


    LinkedIn is a professional networking website. It is a great resource for finding people to network or conduct informational interviews with, to do company research, find positions, and learn more about the field you are interested in pursuing. LinkedIn also has an alumni tool that is helpful for finding “warm” contacts.

    Resource Library

    Our library has a number of resources to aid you with networking. There are books on general networking, networking for introverts, utilizing LinkedIn and more. Many of our resources are available for check-out. The library is open during the CDC's business hours.

  • How to use Piper Connect 

    How to use Piper Connect screenshot

  • Student Success Story
    Cam Smith

    Cam Smith '14

    "My biggest piece of advice for other students looking to obtain internships or jobs is NETWORKING! After initially meeting with the CDC, I hopped on Piper Connect, as well as LinkedIn, and..."