• Career Courses 

    Piper to Professional (GSTD 3010) 

    Piper to Professional: Essential Skills for Career Success is a 4-credit course, aimed towards juniors and seniors, 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. 

    Comments from students in previous classes:

    "Before taking this course I would have been completely lost when graduation came. Thanks to this course I feel a lot more prepared. Hands down the most valuable class I have taken while at Hamline. I couldn't imagine a more practical and useful course for students to take."

    "This class pushed me to do the things I was hoping to accomplish this year anyway. But it also led me to seeing the job search in a new light and provided me with tips on how to effectively be successful in the professional world."

    "Please Please Please make this a required course for students to take. I never realized the value [of] the higher private school tuition I was paying until I took this course. This experience for me was what paying higher tuition for 3 years made it all worth it. This course was excellent for finally forcing me to think [about] and plan my future in a way that only the most proactive students are doing on their own. Highly recommend that every student take this course."

    Classroom Presentation Request Form

    Don't Cancel Class!

    If you are unavailable to teach a class, contact the CDC instead of cancelling! Based on availability, a staff member may come to your class and deliver a workshop relevant to your students' interests.

    We recommend you submit this request THREE weeks in advance so we can create the best workshop possible to meet your needs.
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  • Joan Ostergren - Career Development Center

    Meet the Career Counselor

    "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."

    --Joan Ostergren

  • Christine Jensen

    Meet the Career Counselor

    "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!"

    --Christine Francis