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Career Development Center

Prepare for your career

The Career Development Center (CDC) is here to assist you as you explore, prepare for, and make successful transitions to life after Hamline! We empower you to take an active role in finding and pursuing your personal and professional passions.

The CDC offers a comprehensive program of professional and career development services. We're here to help you explore, plan, and achieve your career goals from the first year on campus to graduation and beyond.

Availability: Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Drew Science 113. We are closed each day from 12 to 1 p.m.

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Our mission statement

The Career Development Center supports students in the discovery of interests, strengths and motivations as they pursue career goals. We do this through collaborations across campus and in the community, providing holistic support from orientation to graduation. By honoring the lived experiences and journeys that inform their career decision making and lifetime growth, we help students bridge the transition from Pipers to professionals.

Professional and career development services

Who we serve:

  • All Hamline undergraduate students
  • Graduate students in the School of Education and Leadership or Creative Writing programs
  • Alums within three years of their graduation date

Others we help:

  • Employers interested in building connections with the Hamline community
  • Staff hoping to post work study positions and learn more about what we do
  • Faculty searching for ways to strengthen the tie between education and employment

In light of the evolving nature of COVID-19, all appointments will remain virtual until further notice. See below for guidance on how to set up an appointment, and visit our resource page to review our up-to-date opportunities and advice on navigating career related topics that have been impacted by the pandemic.

Recent graduate data

Each year, the Career Development Center conducts a survey of the previous year’s graduating class to determine their post-graduation employment and education status. All students receiving a Bachelor’s Degree are surveyed. The reports provide an overview of the First Destination Survey results by graduating class. Reports from 2012 to the present can be viewed here.

Class of 2021 Class of 2016
Class of 2020 Class of 2015
Class of 2019 Class of 2014
Class of 2018 Class of 2013
Class of 2017 Class of 2012