Job search resources
Conducting an effective job search takes time. There are many factors that go into a successful search. It's helpful to use a variety of methods when searching.
Below you will find resources to help get you started with your job search.
CAUTION: Whether you're finding jobs through Handshake or other job search sites, fraudulent postings are common in today's job market. The Career Development Center encourages all job seekers to be aware of fraudulent postings and be careful when sharing any personal information with potential employers. This Google Doc will provide you with important tips identifying fraudulent employers.
Job search resources
The student employment program is managed by the Payroll Department; documentation you may need to be approved or paid will go through the Payroll office. Please be aware that a work study award does not guarantee you a job on campus. While this is a competitive process, the Career Development Center can assist you in finding on-campus positions and support you in applying (resume building, practice interviewing/interview tips, cover letter writing).
Work study jobs are posted in Handshake by the Career Development Center. Find current postings and information about how to post positions here.
You can search for Internships and how to register an internship for credit here.
Internships cannot be registered after they are completed. To receive credit/a P-credit, internships must be registered.
What is an internship?
At Hamline, an internship is defined as:
"A form of experiential education that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. Students earn academic credit, or there is some other connection to a degree-granting, educational institution. This work/learning arrangement is overseen by a faculty member and by a designated employee of the host organization in order to be considered for academic credit. The internship is usually the length or equivalent of an academic term, may be part-time or full-time, paid or unpaid. An integral component of the experience that distinguishes it from other types of work is one or more forms of structured and deliberate reflection contained within learning agendas or objectives."
This definition allows for some flexibility for students to intern in a variety of different settings and explore how their Liberal Arts education can be applied in a wide array of career areas. It also allows for students to develop their own internship experience, or adapt an existing job or volunteer experience into an internship, by adding a structured learning component that includes goal-setting, on-going supervision and reflection.
You can attend career fairs in the Twin Cities by registering through the Career Development Center.
Hamline students can attend multiple career fairs in the Twin Cities by registering through the Career Development Center (see below for more details).
Minnesota Private Colleges’ Fall Virtual Recruiting Fair (Currently on hold)
Government and Nonprofit Career Fair (Friday, October 28, 2022)
Minnesota Private Colleges' Job and Internship Fair (Wednesday, February 22, 2023)
Minnesota Education Job Fair (Thursday, March 30, 2023)
Career fairs are a great way to learn about internship and job opportunities, get information about organizations, and begin building relationships with employers. Beyond the events listed below, there are many career fairs you could attend, which may take place in-person or online. Please reach out if you have any questions about fairs not listed here.
Employers interested in being involved on campus can learn more here.
- Conduct research about organizations attending the fair that interest you
- Practice introducing yourself
- Update your resume to share with employers at the fair
- Identify questions you would like to ask employers
- Make an appointment with a career counselor about these points and any questions you have