Career Development at Stonehill

Our Career Development Center (CDC) team's approach combines individualized career advising with a wide variety of innovative programs and opportunities that empower student development and self-discovery. Our primary goal is to collaborate with the larger Stonehill Community to ensure the professional fulfillment of our graduates in their first destination and beyond.

The core of our work centers on developing a customized four-year career plan that systematically moves students toward their post-Stonehill goals.

Services include:

  • Career exploration – strong interest inventory, job shadows, informational interviews
  • Internships (Locally, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C.)
  • On-campus recruiting
  • Interview preparation
  • Graduate school and post-graduate service advising
  • Career Mentor Database and networking
Career Development Center

By The Numbers

For many students (and parents), the decision to attend college is largely motivated by a desire to prepare for a career. The core of our work in the Career Development Center (CDC) centers on developing a customized four-year career plan that systematically moves students toward their post-Stonehill goals.

engaged with the CDC

74 percent of the graduating Class of 2020 engaged with the CDC at least once during their senior year

posted jobs and internships

More than 37,000 internships, co-ops and jobs were posted in Handshake in 2019-2020 from more than 5,000 unique employers

Stonehill partners with whom we work closely with

The CDC works with 149 Stonehill partners – employers with whom we work closely on and off campus – and more than 1,500 organizations have active positions in our Handshake database

professional staff members

There are five professional staff members in the CDC that serve as liaisons to the more than 100 academic programs at Stonehill

one-credit courses taught by CDC staff

There are two one-credit courses are taught by Career Development Center staff members, one focused on exploring career pathways and one for graduating seniors to prepare for life after Stonehill

Career Development Resources


Handshake is Stonehill’s Career Management system, which houses job and internship opportunities for Stonehill students and alumni. It is also how students and alumni can easily book appointments with a Career Advisor.

#HireStonehill Program

Job and internship opportunities through the #HireStonehill can be found in our Handshake database and include all of the opportunities posted by over 150 of our closest employer partners. These organizations either come to Stonehill to recruit or set up résumé collections through the site. On average, each year, more than 8 out of every 10 students who submitted resumes for the #HireStonehill Program were accepted to interview.

Externship Programs

Stonehill offers students three distinct professional development opportunities in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. that take place during spring break week. These programs challenge students to explore their career interests, while enhancing their networking skills and independently navigating their way around the city.

Internship Opportunities

Internships are typically situated in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., or Los Angeles. Stonehill also offers international internships through the Office of International Programs.

Pathways to Careers

Pathways to Careers is a personal development program designed to help students draw connections between their liberal arts curriculum and the skills needed to stand out in their chosen field.

Pre-Health Professions Advising

At Stonehill, we offer a curriculum that provides a firm foundation for students intending to apply to professional school, and we have an immensely talented faculty who are truly dedicated to helping students achieve their goals. A student's success ultimately comes down to his or her commitment, perseverance, drive and academic ability.

Graduate School Affiliations and Preparation

The Career Development Center provides general information and advice to students on graduate school, and maintains a resource library with graduate school guides and admissions test study guides. Additionally, we strongly encourage you to talk with faculty, advisors, graduate students and individuals working in your field of interest.

Career Events

The Career Development Center collaborates across campus with faculty,
student clubs, athletics and other campus organizations to provide targeted
programming for these audiences.

Learn More About the Career Development Center

Cushing Martin Hall – The Kruse Center

Career Development is open year-round to assist with students' career-related questions or concerns.