We are deeply committed to supporting all Holy Cross students in their individual career development journeys.  Whether your student is new to HC, a senior, living on campus, or studying abroad, there are many ways they can connect with the Center for Career Development.  As you speak, text, and connect with your student, please remind them of the valuable career resources available through the CCD and encourage your them to connect with us.

The career development process can be overwhelming to students and we know they frequently look to their families for advice. Here are some resources to remind your student about:

HandshakeHandshake digitally connects students with the Holy Cross Center for Career Development and all of our resources. Students use Handshake to view and RSVP to events and workshops, search for and apply to internships, full-time and part-time positions, request an appointment with a Career Counselor and access career resources articles and more!

Appointments: To schedule an appointment, students should log in to Handshake, click “Career Center” in the top navigation menu, and then select “Appointments” to schedule a time to speak with a career counselor for career counseling, career exploration advice, job/internship search advising, or career community advising.

Events: Students can visit Handshake and click Events for an up to date list of events and programs.

Career Resources: Students can log in to Handshake and click Resources to view our How-To Guides and videos, access career resources including Firsthand, GoinGlobal, the HC Network and more.

CCD on DEMAND: Check out our library of video content including How-To videos, Recorded Panels, Virtual Workshops and more. 

Internships and Jobs: Employers are posting jobs and internships, hosting office hours, and participating in CCD events.  Students can log in to Handshake to apply for opportunities and RSVP for events.

Stay up to date! The CCD communicates with students predominantly  via email.  Please encourage your students to read it!  You can also connect with us on Instagram at @CrusaderCareers.

Working with Your Students

Our hope for all Holy Cross students is to develop a strong foundation for career success, and that begins in their first year on Mt. St. James and continues through commencement. 

We have many resources available on Handshake, CCD on Demand and in person for your student. Some of the services available to Holy Cross students are:

  • Alumni Job Shadowing Program
  • Alumni Mentoring Program
  • The HC Network
  • Crusader Internship Fund (summer internship funding) 
  • Career Counseling

Please encourage your students to avail themselves of these resources.

If you have any questions or concerns about the services which are available to your students, please email Amy Murphy, Director of The Center for Career Development at amurphy@holycross.edu or call 508-793-3880.

Working with Your Employer

Many of the internship and employment opportunities which are available to Holy Cross students are the direct result of referrals from parents of Holy Cross students. If your employer offers summer internships for students and/or employment opportunities for recent college graduates please contact Julie Draczynski '99, Director of Employer Engagement at jdraczyn@holycross.edu or call 508-793-3880 to discuss the possibility of recruiting at Holy Cross.

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.