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    Hamline’s Career Development Center is your go-to resource for all things career-related:

    •  Individual career counseling and assessments to help students:
      • identify interests and determine majors
      • apply for jobs and internships
      • practice interviewing
      • negotiate benefits
      • network
    • On and off-campus employer recruiting events
    • Free comprehensive career search support before and after graduation:
      • Lifetime access to Piper Connect, a network of alumni available for informational interviews and career conversations
      • Lifetime access to Hamline Career Link, our online job and internship database
      • Access to onsite services for up to 3 years after graduation



    With Hamline’s campus located just minutes from 18 Fortune 500 Companies, students intern across all fields and in a variety of impressive companies and organizations, including:


    • 3M
    • MPR
    • Ecolab
    • Honeywell
    • DFL House Caucus
    • The Office of the Governor
    • Target
    • Abbott Northwestern Hospital
    • …and many others



    Undergraduate students often collaborate with professors on research projects in Hamline's collaborative research program, or go on their own and present at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research. Collaborative research is a chance for students to hone their skills and beef up their resume.


    Hamline is a national leader for study abroad. Students study abroad during month-long January and May-term courses and have studied in countries including Ireland, Jamaica, and Greece, as well as during semester, year long, and summer experiences throughout the globe. Some of the most popular programs are Hamline’s exchange programs with universities in Japan, Germany, Chile, and China.


    On campus and off, Pipers are deeply engaged in serving local and global communities. They traveled to New Orleans to help rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, to Washington, D.C. to aid homelessness, and to White Earth, Minnesota to promote environmental justice. Closer to home, they mentor elementary school children, grow organic food for the elderly, and encourage the community to vote in local elections.


    HU-LEAD stands for How You Lead, Emerge And Develop. It is a series of leadership development programs whose mission is to introduce and support students as they discover and develop their individual leadership skills. Focus areas will include how to articulate a personal definition of leadership and develop an understanding of a personal leadership identity.


    Undergraduate Mock Trial is a simulated trial court experience that teaches students about the American Legal System. Students prepare and try a case, playing both the attorney and witness roles. Mock Trial provides an opportunity to explore the work of courtroom attorneys as a career, but can also be extremely beneficial for individuals who aren’t interested in a career in litigation.


    The University Honors Program is an opportunity for students to make the most of their undergraduate careers by pursuing academic excellence, undergraduate research, community involvement, and individual development. Students who participate in the University Honors Program seek out academic challenges, create community with one another, and find their achievements recognized and validated. Hamline’s program is unique in that students can apply as first-years and enter the Honor’s Program on day one.