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Ashley Glenn
Director
(540) 362-6938
cdc@hollins.edu

Ándrea Martin
Assistant Director
(540) 362-6680
martinan@hollins.edu

Carolyn Burnette
Administrative Assistant
(540) 362-6364
cburnette@hollins.edu

Hollins University
Career Center
P. O. Box 9628
Roanoke, VA 24020
(540) 362-6364
Fax: (540) 362-6096
cdc@hollins.edu

Contact:

Ashley Glenn
Director, Career Center
(540) 362-6938
cdc@hollins.edu

 

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Career Center is career central.

Your career connection starts in the Career Center.

When most students start college, they don't have the rest of their lives planned out. They benefit from help in planning a major, setting up internships that enable them to test out career ideas, writing a résumé that will get noticed (in a good way!), and rehearsing for interviews.

In fact, the earlier you get started thinking about what you can do at college to prepare for life after college, the better. And at Hollins, the place to begin—starting your first year—is the Career Center. Here you'll find a variety of services that will help you make informed career decisions, plus a supportive and challenging environment.

 

A range of services

  • One-on-one counseling with a career counselor
  • Hollins' annual C3: Career Connection Conference during which alumnae share how they translated their liberal arts education into satisfying careers. Students attend panels, workshops, and other presentations, and they have the opportunity to network with alumnae who are well positioned to help them find internships and jobs.
  • Two assessments that can help you decide on a major and a career path
    • Strong Interest and Skills Confidence Inventory explores the relationship between interests and skills and career/education planning. The Strong customizes information on personal styles in work, learning, leadership, and risk taking, and recommends steps you can take to identify and evaluate your career and educational options.
    • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator explores the diverse ways that people prefer to direct their attention, process information, make decisions, and adopt varied life/work styles.
  • Résumé workshops
  • Access to and information about internships all over the country and abroad
  • An in-depth Career Planning Guidebook, which covers everything from choosing a major to finding an internship to preparing for interviews
  • Access to Hollins' Career Advising Network (CAN), a worldwide group of alumnae, friends, and parents who are willing to speak to you about career-planning strategies and answer questions about their own professional development and the job market in their particular cities.

 

Your four-year map for success

 

You may think that you don't need to visit the Career Center your first year of college. Think again. During your first year, you should be learning about yourself, exploring your interests and skills, building your résumé through campus involvement, and focusing on getting great grades. How can the Career Center help? Visit us to:

  • Take the Strong Interest and Skills Confidence Inventory to learn more about your skills, interests, and possible careers
  • Find out what your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is and learn how that can help you pick your major
  • Learn what you can do with the majors you're interested in
  • Find a summer internship/volunteer opportunity that interests you and builds your résumé

Continue to explore your interests, hone your skills, be involved on campus, and visit the center to:

  • Chose your major (consult with your academic advisor, too)
  • Assist you with creating a résumé
  • Guide your internship search and application process
  • Discuss career possibilities for your chosen major with a career counselor
  • Take career and personality assessments
  • Explore study-abroad options
  • Plan a summer or January Term internship
  • Attend career Center programming throughout the year
  • Attend the fall and spring career fairs

Your junior year at Hollins will definitely be hectic, but don't worry. The center can help you:

  • Learn more about career opportunities for your major
  • Find internships and other volunteer opportunities
  • Update your resume
  • Learn how your experience with on-campus extracurricular can transform into job skills
  • Research the possibility of graduate school
  • Find internships for the summer and/or J-Term
  • Attend Career Center programming throughout the year
  • Attend the fall and spring job fairs to scope out internship possibilities

Seniors! The Career Center may be your most important campus resource during your final year at Hollins. Use the center to:

  • Attend skills-building workshops
  • Attend on- and off-campus job fairs
  • Learn how to write the perfect cover letter
  • Make your résumé stand out
  • Learn how to search for jobs effectively and efficiently
  • Sign-up for mock interviews
  • Use the Career Center's video interviewing station
  • Apply to graduate/professional schools
  • Attend Hollins University networking events
  • Keep a spreadsheet to organize job search contacts and networking contacts