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Alumni Guide to the Hampshire Network

As Hampshire students and recent grads explore options for work and life after Hampshire, alumni like YOU are one of their best resources.

The Hampshire Network helps facilitate connections between students and alumni, enabling the exchange of ideas and information, and building personal and professional communities. Current Hampshire students and alumni can search for contacts based on location, interests, field of work, and more. Joining the network is a small commitment of your time that could lead to meaningful connections for a student, newer grad, and you!

How to Sign Up

To create an account, visit and login with your email address, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

Reasons to Join

→ Stay connected to the Hampshire community
→ Help students and new grads explore careers and find their way
→ Give back to your alma mater with your time and life experience
→ Gain and share inspiration by talking with interesting students and alumni
→ Network with others in your field

What You Can Contribute

→ Knowledge about your field of work that could be helpful to someone just starting out
→ Information and advice about graduate school
→ Ideas about types of experience that could make someone more qualified for jobs in your field
→ Information about an internship in your organization or related organizations
→ Knowledge about being an entrepreneur or starting a business
→ Tips for someone relocating to your geographic area
→ Referrals to others who might share additional perspectives about your field

How to Participate

You might be contacted by a Hampshire student or alum. You may receive a simple question that you can answer via email, or a request to schedule a phone conversation or informational interview. Respond as soon as you can. If you are too busy at the moment, just say so — or connect them with a colleague or friend who might be able to help.

Some common topics:

  • I’m considering entering (your field of employment) and would love to chat with you about your experience.
  • I’m moving to (your city) in the spring, do you have any advice?
  • I am exploring graduate schools and see you went to (your grad school). I’m considering applying there and would like to talk with you.

About Hampshire Network

The Hampshire Network is open and available to all current Hampshire students, as well as staff, faculty, and parents. The Career Options Resource Center offers guidance for students who want to connect with alumni. We hope this will be a win-win experience for all!

If you have feedback, or are ever unsure how to respond to a student’s email, or have any concerns, please contact us:

Alumni and Family Relations
Career Options Resource Center


Stay In Touch
Snail Mail
Career Options Resource Center
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002