Resources for Juniors

In your third year, the Career Development Center will help you to position yourself for success in your senior year and beyond. Our junior year programming will help you to gain essential experience and connections, focus your direction, and communicate your strengths and achievements with confidence.


Lynk UAF Summer Funding
A central goal of the Mount Holyoke College Lynk Initiative is to ensure that each MHC student can afford to explore her career goals, interests and values through an internship or research project. In support of this goal, MHC provides summer internship and research funding to students through the Lynk Universal Application Funding (UAF)system.

Set Goals

Know where you’re going? We can help you to be strategic and competitive on your way there.

Don’t know yet? We can help with that, too!  Call 413-538-2080 to make an appointment to discuss internship search, career planning, career exploration, etc. 

Be Prepared

Recruiting at Mount Holyoke
As a Mount Holyoke College student you have unprecedented access to internship and professional opportunities through our unique 3-college employer partnership with Smith College and Amherst College.  Recruiting brings impressive employers right to our campus, provides you with career fairs, and organizes information sessions so you can learn more about employers and career paths. Learn more about our recruiting program or log into LyonNet to start searching for opportunities!

Lynk UAF
A central goal of the Mount Holyoke College Lynk Initiative is to ensure that each MHC student can afford to explore her career goals, interests and values through an internship or research project. In support of this goal, MHC provides summer internship and research funding to students through the Lynk Universal Application Funding (UAF) system.

Suit Yourself
Suit Yourself was created to provide a convenient way for students on a budget to acquire appropriate interview attire for their big day. The program allows you to borrow designer jackets, skirts, and pants, sizes 2-24, in matching black fabric. Whether going to a job interview or attending a career fair, you can look their professional best!

Custom Business Cards
Print out business cards at the CDC using a predesigned template that you can easily enter you information into. Each student is given 20 professional looking cards that they can take with them to interviews, job fairs, recruiting events, and networking events.

LinkedIn Profile Portraits
The CDC provides headshots for students who need a professional looking profile picture for LinkedIn.  Photos are taken at the CDC office, and you are encouraged to dress professionally or utilize the clothing supplied by the Suit Yourself program (for free). You will also be provided with a guide to help you construct the rest of your professional profile. Email us to schedule an appointment.

Mock Interviews
With interviews, practice makes perfect!  A mock interview will help you perfect your technique and provide you with an opportunity to get valuable feedback and coaching on your performance. Call us to schedule a mock interview appointment.

Big Interview Software
Big Interview is an online resource that enables you to practice your interviewing skills from any computer. Repeatedly practice with tough interview questions and record, review and share your answers to interview questions, all with an eye toward greatly improving your skills. Come to the CDC to use our Big Interview room in a private setting, or access it from your personal computer at any time!

Skype Interview Room
More and more employers are using Skype to conduct interviews. If you have a Skype interview coming up and need a private place to focus on your interview, use our Skype room. Call the CDC for room reservations.

Gain Experience

Finding an Internship
Learn the basics of how to prepare for and begin an internship search process.  Find out about the internship programs sponsored by Mount Holyoke College and all of the resources available through the CDC for your search and preparation.  

Develop Skills

We encourage you to attend these workshops, which are offered multiple times per semester. Check our workshops page for dates and times.

Writing a Resume: Resumes are an important part of finding jobs and internships; even on-campus student jobs require them. Attend this workshop for an overview of the basic outline and structure of your resume.  

Ace the Interview: Come learn how to shine during your interview. Interviewing can be intimidating but the step by step STAR technique will help you master the process. During this interactive session you will learn effective interviewing skills and put them into practice. You will leave feeling more confident and knowledgeable about interviewing.