C3: Career Connection Conference

C3 Conference 2019

Photos from 2019’s Conference

October 2 – 3, 2020

See the Hollins Alumnae/i Network in action on October 2nd and 3rd at the ninth annual Hollins Career Connection Conference (C3). Learn from approximately 50 alumnae conference leaders who will showcase the lifelong power of a liberal arts education, share their insights on life and work, and help students connect to others in their networks. Whether you are a first year or a senior, a double major or undecided, career-ambitious or career-confused, there is a place for you at Hollins C3! 

Check out the New and expanded c3 for 2020!

C3 2020 will include additional field-based networking sessions on Saturday. Since most jobs don’t come from postings but through personal and professional connections, maximize your future opportunities by connecting with the Green and Gold network at C3!

Understanding the tracks at C3

The refreshed C3 Curriculum demonstrates the versatility of the liberal arts by featuring a cross-sector, interdisciplinary approach in Friday’s session tracks, complemented by focused industry-based networking with alumnae/i and Roanoke regional community partners on Saturday.


Each session in this track showcases the rich variety of liberal arts career paths around a coherent subject or theme and features alumnae with a variety of undergraduate majors working across sectors around a common interest (e.g., advocacy, arts, business and entrepreneurship, healthcare, STEM, and working internationally).

  • Legal Ease
  • Curating Culture 
  • Innovating Endeavors
  • Healing and Healthcare
  • What Can I Do with a Science and Math Degree?
  • Working and Studying Abroad


These issue-oriented sessions will foster dynamic conversations of importance to all community members regardless of field or role. Timely and provocative, they address concerns of the moment and offer perspectives and strategies for moving forward on such issues as equity, gender, diversity, and authenticity in the workplace.  

  • Driven by Mission
  • Identity at Work
  • Diving into Diversity


This track addresses to the “how to’s” of career exploration and transition. Alumnae will reflect on and field questions about specific aspects or stages of the process, such as internships; the first five years out of college; whether or when to pursue an advanced degree, finding your purpose, and the many unexpected twists and turns life may take.

  • Invaluable Internships
  • Life After Hollins: The Early Years 
  • Going to Graduate School? 
  • Brand Yourself: Monitor Your Media Image
  • Flexible Futures
  • The Athletic Angle


It wouldn’t be a Career Connection Conference without time to connect one-on-one and face-to-face! These sessions allow for focused exchanges between students and alumnae for the purpose of career mentoring through general networking and mock interviews. Limited spots available. 

  • Speed Connection (first-come, first-served basis at the door)  
  • Informational Interviews (preregister for instructions)

Want to know more?

Contact careerconference@hollins.edu for more information.