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Career Services

Looking for life-long career support? HNU has you covered.

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fostering each individual’s career development

Providing career counseling for all HNU students

We have a lifelong career commitment to all HNU students and grads. We’ll help you find your path with in-person and online guidance, as well as special campus events that foster your career development. The Career Center provides career counseling for all current Holy Names University students and to all HNU alumni, for life.

The Career Center:

  • Supports students in developing their abilities and confidence in career preparation and job exploration.
  • Empowers students to discover their unique talents, gifts, skills, and values.
  • Fosters career exploration and decision-making through experiential learning activities.
  • Provides up-to-date career-related information and resources.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with organizations that offer meaningful community engagement and career opportunities to students and alumni.
Individual career counseling/advising

Whether you are exploring your career options, aligning your experience with your degree, seeking your first job, feeling stuck in your current career, or considering a career change, we work with you to chart a path to achieving your goal.

Career assessments

We will help you identify your career interests, best work environments, and ideal industries. Assessments will also guide you in how you learn, interact, recharge your batteries and make decisions.

Resume and cover letter development

We work with you to develop and create a resume and cover letter that highlight your skills, education and experiences.

Interview practice and preparation

The process of interviewing is an art that takes practice to develop. We sit down with you to go through questions that will get you ready for that next interview and give you productive feedback.

Career and Graduate Fairs

Meet with local employers at our career fairs or learn more about grad school from representatives from a wide range of higher education institutions.

Job searching

We use Handshake, a career platform that lets you create a profile to search and apply for jobs with the over 4,000 employers on and off campus.

Post a job at HNU

Handshake is the online platform we use to post your open positions. Just create an account or,  if you have an account already, just sign in and connect with us.

Participate in our career fairs and other events

Looking to attend one of our fairs, host interview sessions, or table on campus? Check out our Fairs and Events section on Handshake. We host a Career & Graduate fair each fall and spring and look forward to having you join us!

If you have any questions

Contact the Career Center

If you would like to talk about ways we can work together, contact Douglas Phenix, Career Center Coordinator at (510) 436-1474.

Contact Us
Career Center

Douglas Phenix

Career Center Coordinator

Brennan Hall
(510) 436-1474