Alumnae Career Development Resources

As you learn about new career development initiatives for students at Hollins, you might find yourself thinking: “I could use some career support myself!” Here is some information about career resources and networking:

First and most importantly, stay in touch with Hollins. Please update your information:

Hollins Career Center

  • You can access workshop materials,  including advice on resumes and cover letters.
  • Recent alums (10 years out or less) are encouraged to reach out to the Career Center when in transition and we’ll be glad to help (
  • Assessments including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory are available for students and alumnae to take for a fee. Contact the Career Center to request an assessment.

CAN Network – you can make specific requests by field, region, college major, or other characteristics and we can pull a list of alums for you to connect with. And of course, we hope that YOU join as a mentor yourself. Everyone has expertise of one kind or another. To joincomplete the form that signals your willingness to serve as a Hollins career advisor in a wide variety of capacities:

Handshake is a premier career network and online recruiting platform for students and alumnae/i. Search jobs. Instructions: For Alumnae/i Jobseeker.

BigInterview is a web-based site where you can practice interviewing on your own time. Contact the Career Center for the registration to code to access BigInterview.

LinkedIn – Join our Career Center and Hollins Alumnae LinkedIn groups to stay connected with other alumnae/i. A LinkedIn profile and/or your own blog or website is analogous to giving out a business card. LinkedIn also has a tool that allows you to search any alumnae/i who list Hollins University as their education. You can access this once you are logged into your account and then type

Facebook – “Like” the Career Center and Hollins Alumnae Association on Facebook to keep track of the latest networking opportunities.

HireHollins – an annual Spring on-campus employer-talent interface. You are welcome to participate as an employer and/or attend if you are a recent graduate on the job market.

C3 – If you scroll through past programs, you may see alumnae/i you wish to connect with.

Alumnae Professional Advising Councils – field based groups who have volunteered to mentor/connect students and alumnae peers in their industries (e.g., law, medicine, healthcare, arts, government, and nonprofits).