Holy Cross students are fortunate to have access to an incredible network of successful alumni that are willing to help in any way they can. A great way to reach out is through Holy Cross's HC Network website. Create a profile and get started today.
An excellent tool for networking is using the College of the Holy Cross LinkedIn page. Here, you can find alumni and connect with them. If you find alumni in a field particularly interesting, be sure to reach out and ask for an informational meeting to learn more.
HC Interview Stream
Need to practice for an interview? This unique website fires practice questions at you and helps you develop your skills. You will be presented with an automated interviewer, which is very helpful since most companies conduct interviews this way as seen in Hirevue.
Handshake is a vital tool when it comes to internship search and career advice. Make an appointment with Career Development by clicking “Career Center” in the top navigation menu. Narrow down job or internship searches with #chc.
Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics and Society
The Ciocca Center at Holy Cross offers multiple pathways for students interested in business. A liberal arts education is most valuable in today’s world when students have opportunities to connect their classroom learning to real-world environments and problems. Thus all of the pathways include significant experiential learning components. You can choose any major you are passionate about, while gaining real-world business exposure and perspective.
The Business Certificate Program offerings include Certificate in Business Fundamentals, Certificate in Finance and Banking and Certificate in Entrepreneurship. Registration required.
Meet one-on-one with a Ciocca Center advisor today to discuss your individual career goals, Certificate requirements, and next steps.
Stay connected and follow @holycrossbusiness so you never miss a deadline or event.
Center for Career Development
The Center for Career Development (CCD) supports all Holy Cross students through every stage of your career development journey. We can help you identify and clarify your career objectives, put you in touch with advisors, alumni and other professionals who can help you explore career options and equip you to drive an effective internship/job search to land the role that is right for you!
Here are some of the ways students can connect with a career counselor, content and resources.
Career Counseling & Advising: Counselors are available to assist in all stages of career development including self assessment (identifying skills, interests, and values), career exploration (learning about a variety of career fields), decision making, and implementation of internship and job searches. Log in to Handshake and navigate to Appointments to schedule an in-person, video, or phone appointment.
Strong Interest Inventory: The Strong Interest Inventory is a useful assessment tool for students who are still clarifying their career interests or just need some reassurance. Students complete the online assessment on their own and then meet with a counselor to discuss their results. Contact email@example.com to get started.
Drop Ins: Have a quick question, a resume or cover letter to be critiqued, or don’t know where to start? Stop by the CCD in Hogan 203 for Drop-Ins. These are short, 10-15 minute meetings, and no appointment is necessary. Simply stop by the office between 1-4pm and a trained Peer Career Assistant or career counselor will be available to assist you.
Career Communities: Career communities help students to explore career paths, identify and apply to opportunities and cultivate professional networks. You can join as many career communities as you would like via Handshake by navigating to My Career Interests within the drop-down under your initials in the top right-hand corner.
Select a career communities to stay updated on your industry opportunities:
Arts, Communications & Media (ACM)
Business, Consulting & Finance (BCF)
Education, Human Services & Non-Profit (EHN)
Government, International Affairs & Law (GIL)
Health Professions & Life Science (HL)
Science, Technology & Engineering (STE)
First-Year Student Advising: Trained Peer Career Assistants (PCA’s) are available to introduce first year students to the Center for Career Development’s services and resources. First year students can schedule a meeting via Handshake or see a PCA or staff member in Hogan 203 during Drop-In hours, Monday-Friday 1pm-4pm
CCD On Demand: The CCD offers a library of video content including how-to videos, recorded panels featuring alumni, diversity and inclusion content, and videos from employer partners.
Women in Business
Starting in 2006, the student-run Women in Business Conference has been an opportunity for alumnae and students to learn from one another and network. The annual event celebrates, honors and inspires the success of Holy Cross women in business.
By Madeline Bogdjalian '25 & WIB E-Board
On Tuesday, February 15th, the Holy Cross Women in Business Club held a panel discussion featuring five female Holy Cross seniors who completed business...
Are you curious about the institution of business? Are you concerned about the way the institution of business impacts our environment, our society, and our selves? Would you like to learn more about what you can do to shape the institution, or to navigate the ethical challenges it poses? - Then the new Interdisciplinary Minor in Ethics, Society, and the Institution of Business (ESIB) is for you. Read the full article