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The Hamline Academic Experience

A career-ready education

We know you want your liberal arts education to prepare you for a successful career in a rapidly changing marketplace. That’s why we've designed everything you'll learn and achieve at Hamline with your career preparation in mind.

We prepare you to launch your career from your first-year seminar (FYSem), where you’ll strategize and prepare for your time at Hamline and reflect on your career goals, to the culmination of your studies when you'll participate in job interview training to prepare for your career.

As part of your general coursework (the Hamline Plan)—which is a skills-based education plan embedded in every major—you’ll develop skills that employers want beyond your subject-matter expertise in your chosen major.

  • Digital technology fluency
  • Collaboration and teamwork expertise
  • Mathematical literacy
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Nuanced global and intercultural knowledge
  • Exceptional written and spoken communication skills
  • A strong sense of professionalism and work ethic

You’ll also graduate with at least one internship on your resume and relevant research and/or service-learning experience in your field.

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Hear from our students

From independent research and athletic excellence to organizational leadership, Pipers make their time at Hamline count.

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Learn more about internships

As part of your Hamline coursework, you will complete an internship, research project, or other engaged learning opportunity to fully prepare you for your career. 

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Discover research at Hamline

Pipers are innovators in every way, designing projects that pave the way toward success in their field—and a better world.