There are many ways you and your organization can support our students’ career needs, including joining the HC Network so students can contact you for professional guidance and advice. Additionally you can create short-term professional projects within the platform.  To recruit Holy Cross students for internships or full-time jobs, please visit Handshake to post a job or internship or contact us at 508-793-3880 or to discuss how you can support our students.

The willingness of Holy Cross alumni to assist current students and fellow alumni throughout the career development process is one of Holy Cross’ greatest strengths.  Ways in which alumni may participate in career education and recruiting activities include:

  • The HC Network: An online platform that connects Holy Cross graduates who have volunteered to discuss their career, industry and/or employer with students to engage in informational interviews, networking conversations and short-term mentoring experiences. 
  • Alumni Job Shadowing Program: Shadowing is a short term observational experience that matches an alumnus/a with a student for career exploration. This program engages students to observe Holy Cross graduates in their organizations for a half or full day during the winter or summer break.
  • Panels, Events and Digital Engagement: Many in-person and virtual workshops and events are scheduled throughout the semester for students of all class years and we welcome alumni participation.  Additionally, there are opportunities for digital engagement with students through Alumni Profiles, the Industry Insights video series, and the Interview Series, among others.
  • Networking Receptions: Several networking events are held throughout the academic year both on and off campus. 

Career Development resources for alumni are provided by both the Center for Career Development and the Alumni Office. While the Center for Career Development focuses primarily on working with current students, staff also provide career counseling to recent graduates at the beginning of their careers, as schedules permit. Services to alumni include individual career counseling (in person, by Zoom or by phone), self-assessment, resume review and assistance in developing job search strategies.

If you would like to arrange a consultation with a member of the Career Development staff please email

Alumni who are more than five years out may receive support through Alumni Career Development, run out of the Office of Alumni Relations.

The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, or any other protected categories in any of its programs or activities, and any otherwise qualified student may apply to take part in any listed program.